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. We meet at The Carriageworks, Millennium Square, Leeds. 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.

(n.b. 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
19-Jun-17 Manuscript Evening  24-Jun Professionally-led Workshop
26-Jun Adjudication: Monologue Competition  01-Jul  Womag Group
03-Jul Manuscript Evening  08-Jul Novelists’ Group
10-Jul 15-Jul
17-Jul Manuscript Evening 22-Jul
24-Jul  29-Jul
31-Jul 05-Aug
07-Aug Social 12-Aug
14-Aug 19-Aug
21-Aug Social 26-Aug
28th-Aug 02-Sep-17 Womag Group
04-Sep-17 Manuscript Evening 09-Sep Novelists’ Group
11-Sep 16-Sep Professionally-led Workshop with Bob Beagrie
18-Sep Manuscript Evening 23-Sep
25-Sep 30-Sep Short Story Group
02-Oct Manuscript Evening 07-Oct
09-Oct 14-Oct Novelists’ Group
16-Oct Manuscript Evening 21-Oct Workshop
23-Oct 28-Oct Short Story Group
30-Oct Writing Evening 04-Nov Womag Group
06-Nov Manuscript Evening 11-Nov Novelists’ Group
13-Nov 18-Nov Workshop
20-Nov Manuscript Evening 25-Nov Short Story Group
27-Nov 02-Dec
04-Dec Manuscript Evening (Short Story deadline) 09-Dec Novelists’ Group
11-Dec Christmas Meal (venue TBD) 16-Dec
18-Dec Manuscript Evening 23-Dec
25-Dec 30-Dec
01-Jan 06-Jan-18 Womag Group
08-Jan Manuscript Evening 13-Jan Novelists’ Group
15-Jan Adjudication: Short Story Competition 20-Jan Workshop
22-Jan Manuscript Evening 27-Jan Short Story Group
29-Jan 03-Feb
05-Feb Manuscript Evening 10-Feb Novelists’ Group
12-Feb 17-Feb
19-Feb Ideas Meeting 6:15; Manuscript Evening 24-Feb Short Story Group
Monday 7.30 to 9.30pm Saturday 11.00am to 3.00pm
26-Feb-18 Writing Evening 03-Mar-18 Womag Group
05-Mar Manuscript Evening (Poetry Deadline) 10-Mar Novelists’ Group
12-Mar 17-Mar Workshop
19-Mar Manuscript Evening 24-Mar Short Story Group
26-Mar AGM 31-Mar
02-Apr 07-Apr
09-Apr Manuscript Evening 14-Apr Novelists’ Group
16-Apr Adjudication: Poetry Competition 21-Apr Workshop
23-Apr Manuscript Evening 28-Apr Short Story Group
30-Apr 05-May
07-May 12-May Womag Group; Novelists’ Group
14-May Manuscript Evening 19-May
21-May Manuscript Evening 26-May
28-May 02-Jun Short Story Group
04-Jun Manuscript Evening (at The Pack Horse, Briggate) 09-Jun Novelists’ Group
11-Jun 16-Jun
18-Jun Manuscript Evening 23-Jun Workshop
25-Jun (meeting postponed) 30-Jun Short Story Group
02-Jul Manuscript Evening(Anything Goes deadline) 07-Jul Womag Group
09-Jul 14-Jul Novelists’ Group
16-Jul Manuscript Evening 21-Jul
23-Jul 28-Jul
30-Jul 04-Aug
06-Aug Social 11-Aug
13-Aug 18-Aug
20-Aug Social 25-Aug