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writers’ mutual: brick lane (tuesdays 7-9pm)



This workshop has been a fixture in the lives of writers from all over London ever since the first meeting in 2007. Writers’ Mutual: Brick Lane is for experienced writers – not necessarily professional, but with a demonstrable track record of literary creation. At each meeting, several writers present work they are currently developing outside of the group, in order to receive detailed criticism and opinion from the other group members, in a supportive environment. Whilst it is not mandatory to attend every session, writers will benefit most from fuller attendance, in order to both give and receive feedback.


This is very much for writers wishing to pursue publication.  Building on the Brick Lane Book Shop’s strong track record of support for emerging writers, the group has published an anthology, sold via the bookshop and Amazon, etcetera.

There is also scope for those with an interest in performance-based writing to collaborate with external artists to put on shows; access is available to resources that will help.  Periodically, masterclasses on topics of interest are arranged with authors, agents, marketers etc.


Attendees from all genres are welcome (recent input has included work from writers of literary fiction, erotica, speculative fiction, autobiography, teen fiction etc). Following group critique of their work, attendees of my workshops have had that writing published by major publishing houses (Penguin has published novels by several of our writers), serialised on Radio 4, made into films, and have won awards, including the Costa and the BBC short story prize.

Sessions cost £10, payable in person.


Please contact NQW at

The group meets pretty much every Tuesday; If you have not attended before, or if you are returning after time away, it's a good idea to drop me a line to check that the group is on.


East London:  Brick Lane Book Shop, 166 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU

TUBE: Liverpool Street / Bethnal Green / Aldgate East

TRAIN: Shoreditch High Street

photography by Mark Carey

Writers’ Mutual is not a financial institution/instrument.

If you would like to arrange private, non-group feedback please click here or feel free to email

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