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Gloucestershire Writers’ Network is the hub for all writers and writing groups in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. We aim to be the ‘go to place’ for Gloucestershire writers – providing a central platform to communicate news, views, what’s on and competitions etc.

If you have information on forthcoming events, courses, readings or open mics that deserve a wider audience, 
we’d love to hear from you.
We will upload relevant information as quickly as we can to help market and communicate your events.

Do you have a story to tell? Perhaps you have recently won a competition or have a book launch on the horizon – our News and Events Calendar section will keep GWN members abreast of local events and encourage attendance and access to all things creative. Please contact us on admin@gloswriters.org.uk.

Happy writing!

Competition

We run an annual competition in conjunction with The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, the winners of which have the opportunity to read their work at the GWN Prizewinners event. Visit the competition section of the website for the latest updates, where you also have the option to purchase pamphlets from previous winners.

CLICK HERE TO BUY OUR 2021 ANTHOLOGY, AVAILABLE FOR £5 (INC P+P) VIA PAYPAL.

The latest News & Reviews

'He went about doing good’: the life of Dr Edward Thomas Wilson of Cheltenham (1832-1918)
Wilson is a very familiar name in Cheltenham, because of Edward, father and son. The son, the Antarctic explorer who perished with Scott, is better known, but the father, after whom the modern art gallery is named, had a much greater effect on the Victorian town, as medical pioneer, cultural polymat...
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Gloucester Tales podcast and the Great Gloucester Novel
Series three of Jarek Adams' Gloucester Tales podcast is now live, featuring stories from the Arts Council funded Great Gloucester Novel project. In 2015, Gloucester writer Andrew Thorn worked with 16 groups of people across the city to create 16 short stories, which were then used as the inspiratio...
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NewBohemians@CharltonKings Christmas Party
We are delighted to announce that our Christmas Party on Friday 10 December at 7.30 pm is going ahead as planned. There will be a recital of Christmas music, poetry, songs with guitar accompaniment, and a Christmas Quiz (with prizes!) Members of the audience are invited to share a poem (maybe on a C...
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Steel Jackdaw Edition 5
Indie arts magazine, Steel Jackdaw, started by Jason Conway, will open its submission window for Edition 5 from 1st December 2021 to 6th January 2022. Edition 5 will be published as a digital edition on 26th January. The magazine welcomes all forms of creative expression for consideration, including...
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