Our next North-West Writers’ Meet & Greet

Common Bar, Manchester (image courtesy manox)

Writer? Blogger? Join us, Creative Tourist, Corridor8 and friends for our next meet and greet!

We’ve long been of the mind that there’s strength in numbers. That having friends – rather than competitors – makes for more fruitful working than not. So when, over a cup of tea at our office in Liverpool, we talked to Susie Stubbs of top culture site Creative Tourist about running joint contributor meetings, it made perfect sense. And that’s precisely what we are doing.

Our first meeting was in Liverpool last August and our next is Manchester; it is informal and it’s open to all, whether you already write for us or are just thinking about it. It’s at the graphic design focused, über cool Common in the Northern Quarter (pay bar). Plus there’s the chance to find out more about The Double Negative, Creative Tourist and Corridor8, the kinds of things we do and don’t publish (we’re all quite different publications), how we work with writers, and an opportunity to talk to us about any ideas you have.

Now, while we’re very keen to meet new and regular contributors, there is another reason we’ve started running these joint shindigs every six months: we want to foster the writing community in the north. To support those whose chosen career or hobby of choice is by its nature quite an isolating and lonely activity. So alongside finding out about us as publications, this meet and greet is also a chance to network with like-minded writers, and with the other publications we have invited along – Tusk, Manchester Wire, The Skinny, Northern Soul, The Two Hats. And surely that’s something we all, as writers and bloggers, appreciate now and again.

Interested? Register here!

NW Writers’ Meet and Greet, Common Bar, 39 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW. Thursday 13 March 6-9pm, free, booking required

Image courtesy manox; Beeraphilistic exhibition, Common

Posted on 26/02/2014 by thedoublenegative