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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  • Elif Shafak Wednesday, 15th March 2017, 7 p.m. Acclaimed Turkish novelist Elif Shafak will talk about her forthcoming novel set in modern Turkey, Three Daughters of Eve, which grapples with Islam ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2016, 1:47 AM by Sarah Glazer
  • Now We are Seven This past spring we celebrated 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 Oct 31, 2016, 2:44 AM by Sarah Glazer
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  • Deborah Levy  Wednesday, 30th November, 7 pm. Novelist Deborah Levy discussed her latest novel, Hot Milk, which was shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize. Her 2012 novel Swimming Home won widespread critical praise and was also shortlisted for the Booker. Critically acclaimed for her intelligence and originality as a writer, Levy is the author of four other novels, a short story collection and over 20 plays. Her essay Things I Don't Want to Know was a provocative feminist response to George Orwell's Why I Write. See our Blog below for a write-up of this event!
    Posted Dec 2, 2016, 1:54 AM by Sarah Glazer
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