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.
  • Upcoming Events

  • Literary Mentorships, Friendships, 17th Jan. 2018, 7 pm. Four women writers--Jill Dawson, Sally Cline, Emma Sweeney and Emily Midorikawa-- will talk about how women writers influence, mentor, support and encourage each other - in literary history and today ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2017, 2:34 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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  • Lyndall Gordon on Writers as Outsiders  On October 18th, we hosted Lyndall Gordon  on the eve of the publication of her new book: Outsiders, Five Women Writers Who Changed the World. Sarah Glazer talked to Lyndall about how she picks her subjects, how "issues in the life grab you," the problem of the second paragraph, research and writing the "hot draft" and how five remarkable women linked across time were able to tune into a "strain in human nature which is immensely valuable" - a quality of sympathy and tenderness "beneath the platform of history" that is different to power and that feels more relevant than ever.
    Posted Oct 28, 2017, 11:21 AM by Catherine Davidson
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