Writing on Health And Mental Health

6 March 2024 - 5.45 to 7.45 p.m.

Dr Hastie Salih

Westminster Reference Library, 35 St Martin's Street, London WC2H 7HP

An evening of readings about LGBT+ health and mental health, headed up by Hastie Salih's presentation. Hastie is a semi-retired doctor who has specialised in this area.

She's also a member of GAW, a poet and author of the romantic lesbian thriller, Dahlia and Carys. Other GAW members will read related stories and poems. Members of the audience are also invited to bring along their work and read short extracts from it.

Light refreshments provided. Book your tickets on Eventbrite

LGBT+ Creative Writing Course

27 March 2024 to 17 April 2024 - 5.45 to 7.45 p.m.

Dr Hastie Salih

Westminster Reference Library, 35 St Martin's Street, London WC2H 7HP

Unlock your creative potential in a friendly LGBT environment at this free workshop held on a Wednesday each week during the above dates.

A series of four workshops promoted by Paradise Press and Gay Authors Workshop to stimulate your imagination and creativity and share your experiences with other LGBT+ people. Over four weeks discover your storytelling ability in a friendly and non-judgemental environment.

The workshops will be led by Stephanie Dickinson, editor of We Want to Tell You How and Flash Fiction writer, and Peter Scott-Presland, author of Amiable Warriors and A Gay Century.

Peter has been creative director of Homo Promos Theatre for 35 years, and given many workshops in drama, and in songwriting. His motto is 'Short is Sweet'.

Reserve your place on Eventbrite. Early booking is advisable as space is limited.

Writing Proud

25 June 2024 - 6.00 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pride month

Hammersmith Library, Shepherd's Bush Road, Hammersmith, London W6 7AT

We are running a series of readings in boroughs as part of Pride 2024, including Wandsworth and Lewisham. This is the first.

Various members of Gay Authors' Workshop will be reading from stories, poems and essays around the themes of Pride, self-respect and discovery. This ties in with a new anthology, now in preparation, called SHI_FT, about moments of change.

Please feel free to bring along a short piece of your own writing to share. Light refreshments will be provided.

Reserve your place on Eventbrite.

Past Events
Launch of Lost Places: An LGBT Anthology
Biograph Cinema

February 2024 at Carnegie Library

We all have places which hold special significance in our lives, places which often have disappeared, remaining only in our memories. Lost Places is a collection of bitter-sweet recollections of such places by LGBT authors, published by Paradise Press.

Reading from the collection were writers Ian Townson on Railton Road, John Dixon on public conveniences, Jeffrey Doorn on The Biograph, Peter Scott-Presland on The Cape of Good Hope, Oxford, and poems by Beth Lister and Stephanie Dickinson.

This was the first airing of this haunting collection.

Readings and Promotion of Paradise Press
Jeffery Dorne

February 2024 at Hornsey Library

Jeffrey Doorn has been involved in the gay community for over fifty years. He was a regular at the Stonewall Inn before it became a world-wide symbol of resistance. He's edited several PP anthologies.

Attendees were encouraged to bring along a short sample of their own work to share with everyone.

Photos from Event
Lost Places
V.G Lee

February 2024 at Shoe Lane Library

A Lost Places presentation evening with V G Lee, Stephanie Dickinson, Jeffrey Doorn and Micky Silver.

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