Literary Allsorts 2013

Golden Lion

Our third annual ‘open mic’ event saw around forty writers and their guests enjoy an evening of readings at Ripon’s Golden Lion. Vicky and Steve generously allowed us free use of their large (and air conditioned) function room, for which everyone was very grateful on such a hot evening.


In addition to many local writers, we were pleased to welcome contingents from Leeds, Harrogate, Nidderdale and York, including many Swanwickers (devotees of The Writers’ Summer School).

Poetry, prose and drama flowed in generous measure and we managed to fit in – just – everyone who signed up to read.

Please click on the thumbnails to see the photographs in full. We really didn’t cut off any heads, even those whose owners exceeded the suggested time limit!

Our friendly group meets once a fortnight at the St Wilfred's Community Centre on Trinity Lane and is always open to new members from the Ripon area and beyond. Whether your interest is in poetry or prose, novels, short stories, plays, wacky humour, a more analytical style of writing, or just listening for the time being, you're very welcome.

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