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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  • Miranda Seymour-- In Byron's Wake, 28th March 2018, 7 pm IMiranda Seymour--biographer, novelist and critic--will discuss her new book, In Byron's Wake: The Turbulent Lives of Lord Byron's Wife and Daughter, and her biography of ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2018, 9:32 AM by Sarah Glazer
  • Now We are Eight This coming 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 ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2017, 2:29 AM by Sarah Glazer
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  • Literary Mentorships, Friendships, 17th Jan. 2018, 7 pm. Our panel of three discussed how women writers influence, mentor, support and encourage one another. Our panel included Jill Dawson, Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney. Jill Dawson, bestselling novelist most recently of The Crime Writer, is the founder of Gold Dust, a writer-to-writer mentoring scheme. Emma Sweeney is a Gold Dust novelist and co-author with Emily Midorikawa of the recent recently published A Secret Sisterhood, about the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf. Together they run the website Something Rhymed, which profiles friendships of well-known female authors.
    Posted Mar 21, 2018, 9:40 AM by Sarah Glazer
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