Welcome to the Leeds Writers’ Circle

Whatever you write, whether fiction, non-fiction, horror, romance, children’s fiction, humour, thrillers, or poetry –  or if you just enjoy listening to other people read their work – everyone is welcome.

Where we meet: The Carriageworks, Millennium Square, Leeds

When we meet: 7.30 – 9.30 pm, alternate Mondays

Every two weeks we have a manuscript evening (check our programme page for exact dates), where members are invited to read their work to the group, and receive constructive feedback from people who are writers themselves.

We try to hold occasional members-only workshops on Saturdays, run both by professional writers and by our own members. We also aim to hold three members-only competitions a year, with an external judge.

We also have special groups who meet on a regular basis outside of the regular manuscript evenings.

 See our Groups and FAQs pages for details.

If you are interested in joining us, the best thing is simply to come along to a manuscript evening. Guests are always welcome. Please take a look at our information page for visitors and new members here. You can see for yourself how the Circle works and there is no obligation to join formally before you are sure it’s right for you. Annual subs currently stand at £15 with a £2 fee collected on manuscript evenings to cover the cost of the room we use. It would be lovely to see you.

A bit more about us as people can be found in our committee member profiles, and you can get a flavour of the variety of our work here, performed as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe in 2019.

twitterYou can also follow our Twitter account (@writersleeds) for Circle news and updates on things happening on the local literary scene.

emailiconOr please email leedswriters@gmail.com if you’d like any more specific information.