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 to the circle. Every two weeks we have a manuscript evening, in which members are invited to read their work to the group, and receive constructive feedback from people who are writers themselves. We run workshops on Saturdays, both by professional writers and by our members, and hold three competitions per year. We also have specialist groups who meet on a regular basis on Saturdays.

Our regular venues are:

CW – The Carriageworks, Millennium Square, Leeds (check for room on board by the box office)
BUB – Blackwell University Bookshop, 21 Blenheim Terrace, Leeds
PH – The Pack Horse, Briggate, Leeds
VIC – The Victoria Hotel, Great George Street, Leeds

Be aware that rooms are booked a maximum of two weeks in advance so some scheduled manuscript evenings/workshops may change.

Monday 7.30 to 9.30pm Saturday 11.00am to 3.00pm
Feb 4th Manuscript Evening (CW) Feb 9th Novelists’ Group (BUB)
Feb 11th Feb 16th Workshop (CW)
Feb 18th Ideas Meeting @ 6.15pm, Manuscript Evening (CW) Feb 23rd Short Story Group (BUB)
Feb 25th Mar 2nd Womag Group (BUB)
Mar 4th Manuscript Evening (CW) – Poetry Deadline Mar 9th Novelists’ Group (BUB)
Mar 11th Mar 16th Workshop (CW)
Mar 18th Manuscript Evening (CW) Mar 23rd
Mar 25th AGM (CW) Mar 30th Short Story Group (BUB)
Apr 1st Apr 6th
Apr 8th Manuscript Evening (CW) Apr 13th Novelists’ Group (BUB)
Apr 15th Manuscript Evening (CW) Apr 20th
Apr 22nd Apr 27th Short Story Group (BUB)
Apr 29th Adjudication: Poetry Competition (CW) May 4th Womag Group (BUB)
May 6th May 11th Novelists’ Group (BUB)
May 13th Manuscript Evening (CW) May 18th
May 20th Manuscript Evening (CW) May 25th Short Story Group (BUB)
May 27th Jun 1st
Jun 3rd Manuscript Evening (CW) – Dialogue Deadline Jun 8th Novelists’ Group (tbd)
Jun 10th Jun 15th Workshop (CW)
Jun 17th Manuscript Evening (CW) Jun 22nd Short Story Group (tbd)
Jun 24th Jun 29th
Jul 1st Manuscript Evening (CW) Jul 6th Womag Group (tbd)
Jul 8th Jul 13th Novelists’ Group (tbd)
Jul 15th Manuscript Evening (CW) Jul 20th
Jul 22nd Jul 27th
July 29th Aug 3rd Novelists’ Group
Aug 5th Social (tbd) Aug 10th
Aug 12th Aug 17th
Aug 19th Social (tbd) Aug 24th