Developing LGBTQ+ writers and 

writing.

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Our full current listings are here. It is updated as new courses, workshops, retreats, and other events become available.
 
We've also left a few 'past' events on here to give you a better idea of the range of events that we hope will be coming from Jun 2021.
Our call-outs for writing submissions will also be listed here.
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  • Exploring Identity in Poetry with Louis Glazzard | £9/£4.50
    18 May, 19:30 – 21:00 BST
    Online Zoom
    A workshop that explores identity in writing and how to express your unique perspective as an LGBTQ+ writer.
  • New Cafe Casual | Free - Donation
    Thu, 27 May
    Zoom Videoconference - RSVP to get link.
    27 May, 20:30 – 22:00 BST
    Zoom Videoconference - RSVP to get link.
    Want to meet and have a writerly chat with some other LGBTQ+ writers? It doesn't matter where you are on your writing journey or what type of writing you do. We're here to support each other and it's the diversity which makes it special.
  • Showcase at The Writers' Conference 2021 | Free
    Available to Watch Now
    Streaming Video
    Available to Watch Now
    Streaming Video
    Out on the Page is delighted to present its first video showcase of 14 member writers reading their own work as part of The Writers' Conference 2021 being run by Writing East Midlands. Just tap select to be taken to the video.
  • LGBTQ+ Writer Micro-Retreat | £12/£6
    Sold Out
    Sat, 15 May
    Online Zoom
    15 May, 13:00 – 16:30 BST
    Online Zoom
    Commit 3.5 hours and work on your writing project with us on this very popular session. End the facilitated session with an online coffee and chat with other LGBTQ+ writers AND if you'd like, the chance to read out some of your writing from the day.
  • Cafe Casual Special - Write for our Chapbook Q&A | Free
    RSVP Closed
    Tue, 11 May
    Zoom Videoconference - RSVP to get link.
    11 May, 20:30 – 22:00 BST
    Zoom Videoconference - RSVP to get link.
    We will produce our first print publication this year, a chapbook anthology, working title 'Queer Writing for a Brave New World'. Come to this relaxed session to find out all about it and what type of writing or photography we are looking for and how to submit your work.
  • Welcome Session for New Members  | Free - Donation
    RSVP Closed
    Thu, 06 May
    Zoom Videoconference
    06 May, 20:00 – 21:30 BST
    Zoom Videoconference
    Make the most of what Out on the Page has to offer. Meet other member writers. Our Project Director, Paul will take you on a tour of Out on the Page and answer any questions you may have. Ideal if you have recently become a member or aren't sure about what we offer. Members Only.
  • Workshop Course - Queer Writing for a Brave New World | £90/£45 conc.
    16 Mar, 19:30 – 20:30 GMT
    Zoom
    Attention LGBTQ+ writers in any form! We plan to produce a chapbook anthology of queer writing that responds to modernism. This collaboration with the Modernist Society will support LGBTQ+ writers to submit to the chapbook open call. Starts Tues 16 March (for 6 weeks). Max 12 Places. Details below.
  • Playwriting Course with James McDermott | £108/£72
    08 Mar, 19:30 – 21:30 GMT
    Zoom
    Join James, experienced LGBTQ+ playwright, poet and creative writing teacher, for a workshop series (6 sessions) aimed at helping you generate dramatic stories and structure play scripts. Suitable for emerging playwrights or writers who want to try out this format. Starts 8th March. Max 12 Places.
  • Writers' Clinic [Members Only] | Free - Donation
    RSVP Closed
    Wed, 03 Mar
    Zoom Video-Conference
    03 Mar, 19:30 – 21:30 GMT
    Zoom Video-Conference
    Bring your writing problem or question to our clinic: generate ideas and solutions through discussion with other members. Facilitated by one of the team at Out on the Page. Limited to 12 writers.
  • Writer and Artist Collaboration Podcasts [Free - Available Now]
    14 Dec 2020, 19:45 – 19:55
    Podcast
    Ever thought of forming a collaboration with an artist as a potential outlet for your writing? To mark this years TDOR (Trans Day of Remembrance) Fri 20th November, Associate Facilitator Jo Whalley chatted to writer Olivia Fisher and photographic artist Allie Crewe. + see Special Discount on Book!
  • International LGBTQ+ Writers Forum | Free
    RSVP Closed
    Sat, 12 Dec
    Online Zoom Event
    12 Dec 2020, 14:00 – 17:00 GMT
    Online Zoom Event
    Meet other Emerging and Established LGBTQ+ writers from around the world. Join us for all or just a part of this experimental event. English will be the main language spoken.
  • Self-Publishing On Amazon and Other Platforms | £12/£6conc.
    Sold Out
    Sat, 28 Nov
    Online VideoConference Workshop
    28 Nov 2020, 14:00 – 16:00 GMT
    Online VideoConference Workshop
    The advent of ‘Print on Demand’ and e-books means it’s never been easier to publish. Helen, one of Out on the Page's Advisory Panel and friendly host of our Cafe Casuals , will guide you through the options in this informative workshop.
  • Writer Q&A: Meg-John Barker | £10/£5 conc.
    Sold Out
    Sat, 24 Oct
    Zoom Video-Conference
    24 Oct 2020, 15:00 – 16:30 BST
    Zoom Video-Conference
    Join the writer of Queer: A Graphic History, for an informal 'round-table' Q&A where we explore, amongst other things, their experience of emerging as a writer. Meg-John will also do a short reading from their work. Limited to 25 places.
  • Out on the Borders Workshop Series £60/£30conc.
    07 Oct 2020, 19:30 – 21:30
    Online Event
    Join the young award-winning Gibraltarian writer Jonathan Pizarro on this exciting short course exploring the edges - the intersection between Queerness and cultural heritage, and, discover how it can free and influence your prose fiction. 4 workshops over 8 weeks. Limited to 12 places.
  • Writing Workshop - Absolute Beginners £10/£5 conc.
    Sold Out
    Sat, 19 Sep
    Online Zoom Videoconference
    19 Sep 2020, 14:00 – 16:00 BST
    Online Zoom Videoconference
    A fun writing workshop for anyone just starting out or interested in exploring the idea of writing - in any form or genre.
  • Let's Talk About: EDITING | Free Event
    RSVP Closed
    Tue, 16 Jun
    Zoom Videoconference - RSVP to get link.
    16 Jun 2020, 20:00 – 21:30 BST
    Zoom Videoconference - RSVP to get link.
    Join editors Jake Nicholls and Nick Taylor along with other LGBTQ+ writers for a discussion about editing. Bring your experiences, questions and tips.
  • Guest Writer Q&A: PAUL MENDEZ | Free Event
    RSVP Closed
    Sat, 06 Jun
    Zoom Videoconference
    06 Jun 2020, 15:00 – 16:30 BST
    Zoom Videoconference
    Join debut novelist Paul Mendez, for an informal 'round-table' Q&A where we explore, amongst other things, his experience of emerging as a writer. Paul will also do a short reading from his recently published novel 'Rainbow Milk'.
  • Writing Workout : Places
    RSVP Closed
    Sat, 23 May
    Zoom Video-conference
    23 May 2020, 14:00 – 15:30 BST
    Zoom Video-conference
    Exercise your writing muscles and meet some other friendly LGBTQ+ writers with one of our prompted writing sessions. On the theme of places, with a distinctly LGBTQ+ twist. Suitable for beginners and experienced writers.