Writers' Groups


  • Whether you’re an experienced writer looking to develop your skills, or starting with a blank sheet of paper, you’ll find lots of help, support and creative input at one of our Writers’ Groups.
  • Library writers’ groups usually meet once a month in local libraries for around an hour and a half. Anyone is welcome to join in,  the meetings are relaxed, informal and fun. Group members have a mix of experience and abilities, from complete beginners to people who have had some success with getting their writing published.
  • The groups all run in slightly different ways, but there will usually be a theme or exercise set each time, and group members will listen to and comment on each other’s writing. We are sometimes able to arrange for a published author to visit a group and share the secrets of their success.


Interested? Download our list of writers’ groups from the 'Documents' section to find a group near you.​ You can also visit the National Association of Writers Groups​

Are you a Local Author?

Any author with a connection to the city of Leeds who wishes to donate a self-published book to the Local Authors collection in the Central Lending Library can fill out our submission form and if it meets the criteria, we'll add it to stock. Download the form from the Documents section and take it along with your book to your local library​.




Local authors submission formhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Local authors submission form.pdf155280pdf
Microsoft Word - Writers' Groups.dochttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Writers' Groups.pdf524246pdf

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