I was also inspired by a group I used to attend in Cardiff called Roath Writers. Each session would begin with reading a short piece of literature and discussing it followed by a writing exercise based on what we had read. We would then have time to share and discuss what we had written before heading to the pub.
The sessions were run by brilliant poet and tutor Christina Thatcher and what I really liked about the format was that it combined what I consider three daily essentials for writers: reading, writing and conversation.
The next session will be on April 21st from 4-6pm, upstairs at Aroma Cafe and it is planned to run monthly. For more details get in touch or see the links below.