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Sat, 23 Jul


Broadway Cinema Complex - Nottingham

LGBTQ+ Writing Retreat & Networking Day | Nottingham | £30

Join other LGBTQ+ writers from around the region for a day of writing and networking. Includes Q&A with Polis Loizou, our partners Writing East Midlands. Ticket includes refreshments through the day and post event access to our online LGBTQ+ Writer Network.

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 LGBTQ+ Writing Retreat & Networking Day | Nottingham | £30
 LGBTQ+ Writing Retreat & Networking Day | Nottingham | £30

Time & Location

23 Jul 2022, 10:00 – 16:00 BST

Broadway Cinema Complex - Nottingham, 14-18 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AL, UK

About the Event

Out on the Page is a catalyst for change; to connect, develop and promote LGBTQ+ writers and writing.

Before the Day

About a week before your retreat we’ll send you our to-the-point Guide that will help you prepare for and make the most of your day with Out on the Page.

On the Day

Arrive anytime from 9.30am for a 10.00am start.

Paul and Jo from Out on the Page will facilitate the day and will include:


Warm-Up Exercise

Scheduled self-led writing sessions.

Opportunities to chat and network with your fellow LGBTQ+ writers.

Lunch break - lunch not provided.

A facilitated Q&A with our guest writer Polis - with a focus on their experience of emerging as a writer.

A representative from Writing East Midlands will join us at lunchtime and for the afternoon and will answer any questions you may have.

Four Leaves Bookshop

We have been invited to join Four Leaves Bookshop for drinks and perhaps short readings after 5.30pm. Thiere is no obligation to attend this. We will confirm if this is going ahead, closer to the date. 

After The Day

Attendees also get free access to our online LGBTQ+ Writer Network Community for 2022. This is a safe and managed space on our own Slack platform and it's easy to use.

Our Guest Writer Polis Loizou

Polis' debut novel, Disbanded Kingdom, was published in 2018 and long-listed for the Polari First Book Prize. The Way It Breaks is set in his motherland of Cyprus, as is A Good Year, a historical novella inspired by local folklore.

His stage work includes theatre, poetry and folk storytelling.


  • Standard Ticket

    You may need to provide this on the day. Partial bursaries are available for writers who would otherwise be unable to attend. Please email for more details.

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