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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

Happy writing!


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 anthologies from previous winners.


The latest News & Reviews

Evesham Festival of Words
In a spirit of optimism that 2022 will be so much better than the last two years Evesham Festival of Words are pressing ahead with a great programme of events. Details of all confirmed events are now on their website here There are still a number of events in the pipeline which will be added [&helli...
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GWN Reflections Photography Competition
We'd love to see your photos on the theme of 'Reflections'. Please send one photo only to The competition is free to enter. The winner will be published on our website. Closing date 15.1.22....
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Wildfire Words poetry ezine
wildfire words is an international poetry ezine edited by Marilyn and Howard Timms which shares new poetry from all over the world, whether from fresh poetic voices or established poets. It offers publication opportunities through submissions to the ezine, and prizes of publication of debut poetry c...
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Oh Crumbs stays safe
Its too close to call even closer to touch Oh crumbs has decided to draw things into the bottle till it feels right again so our planned live evening on Monday 13th December is postponed. We do however invite you to immerse your self in our winter special on line Zoom on Thursday 16th December [&hel...
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