A writer is launching a reading group on short stories and poems.

The Reading Round at Fabrica Gallery, Duke Street,Brighton, will be led by a professional, published author in each session and stories and poems are being read aloud so members will not have to do any homework beforehand.

Anyone wanting to know what makes a great short story or poem is invited to attend.

Jackie Wills, organiser of the Reading Round, said: “This is an opportunity to explore new ideas and discover writers you may not have encountered before.”

The Reading Round will start on October 7 and meet every Tuesday from 2pm until 3:30pm.

Attendance is free but places are limited and participants must make a commitment for the duration of the group.

Meetings will be held in three 10-week blocks from October to December 2014, January to March 2015 and April to June 2015.

For more information on The Reading Round , email wills.jackie@googlemail.com or call 07773501985.