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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  • A new incarnation After eight years of hosting the Salon, Sarah Glazer has returned to New York, passing the care of one of London's long running women's literary salons onto a ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2018, 2:32 AM by Catherine Davidson
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  • Ruth Padel on September 26th in Hammersmith Ruth Padel returns to the Salon for our first event in a new location. She will read from her new book, Emerald – a meditation on her mother’s life through the lens of a jewel packed with natural - and human - history and meaning.  Padel is an acclaimed and award-winning poet and prose writer, one of our most engaged voices, whose work includes Darwin, A Life in PoemsThe Mara Crossing, and52 Ways to Read a Poem.
    Posted Sep 20, 2018, 2:26 AM by Catherine Davidson
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