Important News

Penzance Writers’ Cafe will be taking a bit of a break over the next few months – but watch this space for our relaunch.

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Writers’ Cafe was founded in 2013 by myself and Bill Goodyear. It has had various incarnations and most recently Linda Camidge has come onboard to take over the programming from Bill.



The Longboat in Penzance, meeting place of Penzance Writers Cafe









Events take place at The Longboat Inn, Market Jew Street, Penzance

Writers’ Cafe started life in the much lamented Lost and Found on Chapel Street. After the cafe closed, and in a state of acute withdrawal, we wandered aimlessly round the town for a while looking for a suitable venue, preferably one offering a private space and cake. We ended up The Longboat where we have been made most welcome. You will find us tucked away at the back – go past the bar and through a door on the left (leading also to the garden and to the Longboat’s amazing cinema)

I should emphasise, there is cake and we actively encourage anyone attending our events to make their way to the bar once or twice during the session to buy tea and coffee, beer and cake (whatever takes your fancy) as a way of thanking the Longboat for their hospitality.

We ask for a contribution of £1.00 for general meetings and £3.00 for guest sessions. The pennies go towards funding events such as the Levant Project, competition prizes, the Christmas party etc. Although we cannot pay our speakers a fee, we do make a contribution towards their costs. We also treat them to cake…



Alternate Tuesdays, 2.15 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

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Inevitably, we sometimes have alterations to our programme so do please do check our Facebook page before travelling to Penzance – or, for that matter, wandering down Market Jew Street to the Longboat. If you don’t use Facebook, then please go to the contact form (menu at the top of this page) and ask to be added to our e-mailing list

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