Gloucestershire Writers' Network

Welcome to our website

Gloucestershire Writers’ Network is the hub for all writers and writing groups in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire.

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. Please follow this link to find out about this year’s competition winners and our event at The Times and The Sunday Times Literature Festival.

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!

This website is an exciting advance in the history of GWN and we invite your active participation to improve access to members. Please have a look at various sections and let us know if we can help. Constructive feedback is always welcome and we look forward to developing this site for you.

Latest news and reviews

Buzzwords Poetry Competition

Situation depending, Buzzwords' monthly meet will not recommence until September at the earliest. However, the Buzzwords poetry competition is…

Perspectives Magazine

Perspectives magazine, produced by Cheltenham Arts Council, has some fascinating articles about the arts in Cheltenham and the effects of Lockdown.…

Competition Deadline Coming Up Fast

The Gloucestershire Writers' Network 2020 Competition deadline is fast approaching. Submit your prose or poetry by midnight, 12th July 2020 for your…

Kathryn Alderman Reviews ‘Hex’ by Jennie Farley

Kathryn Alderman reviews Hex by Jennie Farley in Ink Sweat and Tears, the poetry and prose webzine, exploring poetry that takes the reader on a…

Cheryl Burman’s Free Fantasy Trilogy

Cheryl is a Gloucestershire-based writer who has recently re-launched her fantasy trilogy, Guardians of the Forest. It is free to download on kindle…

Alison Mace’s second poetry collection

Alison's first collection, Man at the Ice House, was published in December 2019. Her second collection is now due to be published by Dempsey &…

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