HWIL usually meets in the cafe of the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Participants read short pieces of their own writing (usually no more than two sides of A4). In the discussion that follows we tend to use the content as a springboard rather than to critique style, although sometimes writers ask for opinions about form. Genres have included non-fiction, memoir, biography, poetry, very short plays, very short stories and extracts from a novel in progress. We are a small and friendly group of people who enjoy the opportunity afforded by this informal monthly exercise.