The Art Of Fictions
Fictions of Every Kind is a bi-monthly spoken word night and writers’ social with a DIY ethic, based in Leeds. Our aim is to encourage and support writers. We recognise that the task of writing is a sometimes lonely and unrewarding one, and that all writers face the same troubles. We all doubt the worth of our own work sometimes. Don’t wrestle with those Dark Times alone. Fictions…. is here to help you.
At most meetings we have a couple of invited speakers - perhaps poets, or writers of literary fiction; an open mic for all-comers to share their work; and a band at the end of the night. We hope that this formula gives writers a chance to come together and to gain a bit of inspiration. Most importantly, we hope that it gives writers a chance to meet one another and talk.
Fictions…. has been running every other month since November 2010. It is curated, organised and run by a small group of volunteers. It does not exist to make a profit or launch anybody’s career. We aim to always keep our door price within the reach of most people’s means. We meet these days in Wharf Chambers, which is an ethically run music venue and members’ club in Leeds city centre. You need to be a member of Wharf Chambers to attend events there, but it is really easy to join. Click here for details.
The Flier for Secret Lives, Hidden Identities (October 2011)