Monday, 24 July 2017

Review of the Big Comfy Bookshop

The Writer’s Hub, which normally meets at the Belgrade Theatre fortnightly, met here today.

The location in Fargo Village in Far Gosford Street, Coventry, is in amongst other artistic situations. Plenty of coffee was available along with a choice of cakes. I had a bacon sandwich ( I had been up a long time!). The place as you would expect is full of well-priced second hand books.

It is owned by Michael McEntee with two willing helpers we saw today. his number is 07396 029448. His contact details are:- Website –

There was some music in the background at the start of our meeting, but I think that it was toned down whilst we were talking and discussing our writing. There are groups of tables which were brought together today to enable 12 of us to sit together – very accommodating.

Cafe Carpe
Cafe Carpe - 18 South Water St. West, Fort Atkinson,
WI 53538
+ 1 920-563-9391

 Creative Cafe Activities 

  • live music 
  • private hire 
  • WiFi

Friday, 7 July 2017

Inspire Cafe, Dubuque, Indiana, USA

 955 Washington St.
Suite 105, Schmid Innovation Center 

Creative Cafe activities

Inspiring People
live music


Monday, 19 June 2017

Friday, 9 June 2017

A challenge for writers

A challenge for writers 

 CaféLit is all about reading in cafés. Many writers, we know, also write in cafés. So why not write specifically for the Creative Café Project next time you’re in a café? If you’re not familiar with what we publish, take a look here: Actual submission guidelines are available at:     

I challenge you to write a story that is sparked by something you’ve seen on the day, maybe even in the café. It’s also perfectly fine to carry on with a work in progress that fits our brief. 

This time when you send it in, as well as assigning a drink, say which café you wrote the story in.  We’ll put that one up on the site, if it’s not there already, and link to it from your story. 

And as you’re writing a story for CaféLit you may be including a new café in the project.
Win, win.              

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Mercury Cafe, Denver, Colorado, US

2199 California Street
Denver, CO 80205
01 (303) 294-9258

The Mercury Cafe

Creative Café Project Activities

live music

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

New cafés, new creative practitioners and new activities sought

New cafés, new creative practitioners and new activities sought

The Creative Café started off as a seed of an idea about ten years ago. Since then I’ve collected dozens and dozens of cafés. I seem to find them everywhere I go. I’ve altered my ideas about what counts as a creative café activity and embraced some really interesting events and meetings.

I’m now keen of course to get even more people involved, more cafés listed and discover more ideas of how creative practitioners can interact with each other and their audiences in a café environment.

Do have a look at About the Project to find out what the project is about. Also take a look at Ideas for Café Owners to find out how the cafés work. We also have some good ideas about how writers and other creative practitioners might interact with a creative café. Read about it here.   Do browse the cafés and get a sense of how a café become labelled “creative”.  Find a Café shows you a list of activities by café.  You can also search for a café by post code, town and country. 

Don’t forget also CaféLit, our publication that supports the project.   

Can you help me to add more information to the site? If so, please use the contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.