The Upper Wimpole Street Literary Salon provides a forum for women writers to meet and exchange ideas about ongoing work. We are a diverse group of over 200 writers from the fields of biography, journalism, fiction, poetry and scriptwriting. We meet about 5 times a year in central London. Each salon features members presenting a recently published book or a work-in-progress. Our informal setting allows for frank discussion of our craft and of the particular challenges women writers face in promoting and publishing their work.
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  • Amanda Craig--9th May 2018, 7 pm Amanda Craig returns to the Salon to read from her work in progress, a novel that follows up some of the characters from The Lie of the Land, a book ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2018, 10:43 AM by Sarah Glazer
  • Now We are Eight This year we celebrate the Salon's eighth year since our first meeting in February 2010. Thanks to all the wonderful writers and Salon members who contributed to our provocative ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2018, 10:08 AM by Sarah Glazer
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  • Miranda Seymour-- In Byron's Wake, 28th March 2018 IMiranda Seymour--biographer, novelist and critic--discussed her new book, In Byron's Wake: The Turbulent Lives of Lord Byron's Wife and Daughter, and her biography of Mary Shelley, which has just been reissued to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. She spoke about the intersecting worlds--poetic and scientific-- of three brilliant women. Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace, called the prophet of the modern computer, was introduced to mathematics by her mother, Annabella Milbanke, also a mathematician. Mary Shelley, competing in a game of telling ghostly tales with the poet Byron, produced Frankenstein, a prophetic account of a scientific achievement. Miranda Seymour is the author of biographies of Robert Graves and Ottoline Morrell; a ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2018, 10:42 AM by Sarah Glazer
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