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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  • Anne Sebba and Elena Lappin Tuesday, 20th September, 7 pm.  Biographer Anne Sebba will discuss her new book about how Parisian women survived the World War II German occupation of Paris and its aftermath. Fiction ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2016, 10:30 AM by Sarah Glazer
  • Now We are Seven This spring we are celebrating the Salon's seventh year. Thanks to all the wonderful writers and Salon members who contributed to our provocative discussions over the past year.  Stay ...
    Posted May 17, 2016, 11:55 PM by Sarah Glazer
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  • Amanda Craig--Writing the Contemporary Novel May 11, 2016. Amanda Craig, the author of six novels, discussed how she weaves such contemporary issues as inequality and social class into her novels and the experience of being a London novelist. Her most recent novel, Hearts and Minds, following the lives of several immigrants living in London, was long-listed for the Orange Prize. A leading figure on the London literary scene, Amanda Craig has tackled contemporary topics in her novels including inequality, social class, human trafficking and other social issues in urban life.  Hearts and Minds was praised by the Telegraph as "a sympathetic, thought-provoking and deeply moving account of the strange, shifting beast that is our capital."  A.N. Wilson hailed her 1996 novel, A ...
    Posted May 17, 2016, 11:54 PM by Sarah Glazer
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