The Speculators

A few months ago I taught my first course on science fiction and fantasy writing in my home city of Leicester. The students turned out to be great and decided to form a writing group after the course finished which I have also been attending. The Speculators (as the group is now called) meet regularly and we are happy to involve new writers of speculative fiction. So if you live in the Leicester area, think about coming along! More details below…


A group for writers of speculative fiction (Sci-fi, fantasy, horror and beyond…) in and around Leicester. We meet every Wednesday to write together, critique new writing and discuss the business of writing. (Which often happens after hours in the pub!)

If you are interested in writing speculative fiction, whether you are brand new and unpublished or a New York Times bestselling novelist, you are welcome to join.

We meet on Wednesday evenings, 7-9 at the Friends Meeting House on Queens Rd, Leicester

For more information please contact:


Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.

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