Who are we?
The Brussels Writers’ Circle is a group for English language prose writers, poets, playwrights, non-fiction writers, screenwriters (and everything in between) based in Brussels. Although we write and discuss in English, you do not necessarily have to be a native speaker in order to join. Apart from English, Scottish, Irish, American, Australian and South African writers, we also have Dutch, French, Russian, Slovak, Romanian and Seychellois members, and even a Belgian or two.

Where and when do we meet?
We have one meeting per week:

Tuesday nights, from 7pm

The meeting is currently being held at:

La Maison des Crêpes
Rue du Midi 13
1000 Bruxelles

Please note: Sometimes we need to organise alternate venues due to renovations, booking clashes or what have you, so we’d recommend that you join our mailing list before coming along, as we notify our members of any upcoming venue changes that way.

How does the group work?
Every week, members of the group bring along pieces of their writing (short stories, poetry, chapters of novels, memoirs, instruction manuals, whatever) to share with the group. They distribute copies of the piece and then read it out loud for everyone. Afterwards we take a few minutes to pepper their pages with our criticisms and compliments, and we then discuss the piece all together.

If you would like to come along just to listen to other people’s work and offer feedback that is fine, but as the group is not just about helping other writers with their work but also developing your own, we do encourage everyone to bring in copies of their writing to share.

How do I join?
To join the Brussels Writers’ Circle, you subscribe directly here and get email about our weekly meetings and yearly events, such as BWC retreat and annual members’ meeting. If you have trouble accessing the form,  please send an email to brusselswriterscircle at gmail.com and you will be added to our mailing list.

Follow us on Twitter @BrusselsWriters

Join our Facebook group

Stay tuned to our LinkedIn page

8 thoughts on “About

  1. I joined last week and read two draft chapters of a novel – ten writers from a range of countries and interests (fiction, non-fiction, poetry) listened, wrote down their comments on the text and then one by one gave constructive feedback – it was positively delivered and very helpful, noting issues (great and small) to improve the text. Three people presented in all – two finely written poems, two book chapters and an intriguing short story. A very rewarding evening.

  2. Hello Brussels Writers’ Circle. We are writingbrussels.com and it might be nice to exchange some ideas and inspiration. Lets meet up, if you like. Good luck and happy writing. Miguel

  3. Greetings to the members of the Brussels Writers’ Circle. I would like very much to be a member, but, alas, I do not live in Brussels. (I live in Paris, I’m originally from Toronto.)

    Is it true that you organize an annual writers’ retreat in May or thereabouts? If you are planning a weekend retreat this year, I’d love to come. I have spent 7 years writing a memoir and I’m due to launch it in June.

    à bientôt, j’espère. Below is my blog link. On it you will find several blog posts on Brussels as well as Antwerp and Bruges.


  4. Hello,

    Could you confirm if the circle will be meeting tomorrow night.
    If you are please confirm the venue.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s