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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  • Narrating Sexual Trauma Winnie M Li, writer, producer and activist, will discuss her debut novel Dark Chapter, inspired by her own experience of rape. Marti Leimbach will discuss her latest novel Age of ...
    Posted May 9, 2017, 6:19 AM by Sarah Glazer
  • Now We are Eight This spring we celebrate the Salon's eighth year. Thanks to all the wonderful writers and Salon members who contributed to our provocative discussions over the past year.  Stay tuned ...
    Posted May 9, 2017, 5:53 AM by Sarah Glazer
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  • Elif Shafak Wednesday, 15th March 2017, 7 p.m. Acclaimed Turkish novelist Elif Shafak spoke about her forthcoming novel set in modern Turkey, Three Daughters of Eve, which grapples with Islam, secularism and the role of women. This novel is already a best-seller in Turkey. She is the author of nine previous novels and her work has been translated into 40 languages.
    Posted May 9, 2017, 6:07 AM by Sarah Glazer
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