Bristol Meetup/Journalist Request/Reading in August

The Bristol Awkward Army is having another meetup this weekend. Here are the details:

Hi Captain,

The Bristol(UK) branch of the awkward army are having another meetup this Saturday (the 22nd) between 2 and 5, in the Watershed Cafe. The Watershed is in an easy-to-find location on the Waterfront, just next to the Tourist Info place. It is also a fancy art house cinema, so is a recognisable landmark for Bristol pedestrians, who I’m sure would be more than happy to give
directions, should anyone get lost. As a location, the Watershed is fully accessible, though the cafe is up a flight of stairs (there is a lift). The full menu can be found here <>, though we usually just order some snacks for the table. People are welcome
to contribute or not contribute as they wish.

We will have a sign which reads “Awkward Army” and a pink sock monkey. The chances are, we’ll be pretty distinctive!

We have a facebook event here, for those people on facebook, and an Awkward Army facebook group <>, which anyone is welcome to join.


Caitlin Greenwood

A journalist sent me a very nice request looking for online advice success stories. Here it is:


I’ve just discovered your blog via a recommendation in the xoJane comments, and I love it. The combination of intersectional feminism and actual empowering advice is a rare and wonderful thing!

I’m researching a lot of advice blogs at the moment because I’m a UK-based freelance journalist writing a feature about online advice for Healthy magazine ( I’m looking for someone who had a life question answered on a blog and found it helpful, and I’m sure many readers of your blog must be in that position. I’d want to email them a few questions, which they could answer anonymously.

I’m of course not asking for you to pass on anyone’s details, but if you’d be comfortable putting the word out to your community, I’d really appreciate it, and would of course feature some info on your blog in the finished piece.

No worries if you’d rather not — keep up the great work, either way!

All best,


If that fits your bill and you’re interested in sharing your story for a possible article, Diane’s email address is linked at her name.

Finally, I’ve been hitting mic at Story Club South Side a lot recently, and getting back in the swing of live lit readings. I’m pleased to announce I’ll be a part of the lineup at That’s All She Wrote on Sunday, August 11 at Swim Cafe. I’m going to look for a venue close to there where we can do a late afternoon/early evening Awkward meetup before the show.


6 thoughts on “Bristol Meetup/Journalist Request/Reading in August

  1. Can’t make the Bristol meet this time (severe anxiety + first meet + no one to come with me = eek!), but I hope to make the next one, so I’m like, quietly hoping you all have a good time because I hope to be meeting you soon and assume you are nice and thus would like you to have fun. Yes.

    1. Thanks Bob, I like to think we’re pretty nice too, and you sound lovely. Good luck with the anxiety monster; it’ll be lovely to have you both along anytime you want to come. I brought my anxiety monster to the first couple of meetups too, but about half way through the second one he curled up and started snoring under the table, and he didn’t seem interested in tagging along again after that. Your anxiety monster is welcome to make friends with my awkwardness bunny though, since she still comes with me pretty much everywhere. 🙂

      1. Ditto! If you decide you would like to come, you’d be more than welcome to just sit and not chat, or leave abruptly or anything that makes you comfortable!

  2. We of the Bristol meetup are (possibly) having slight venue-difficulties. It’s possible we will have to change venue if the cafe is full. However! I will be broadcasting that info on the FB event and via my twitter: @caitlinwinjah

  3. Hi, Captain! I have been following your blog for long now. And I find it very interesting, or should I say informative 😉 It has helped me at some point or another just by reading others’ post, and the advices. And these are really helpful in real situations. I wanna be a part of this Awkward Army… How should I go about it? Guide me, Captain 

    1. Thanks for the nice words. To join the Awkward Army: Read the blog? Comment if you feel like it? Come to a meetup near you sometime? Everyone is welcome as long as they observe commenting guidelines and treat others well.

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