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2021 Competition winners announced

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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 pamphlets from previous winners.

The latest News & Reviews

Imaginative Writing online with Kate Sharp
Mondays 4th October - 8th November 2021, 7.30pm - 9pm. Whimsical prompts to improve your improvisation. This is a space to play with ideas, so it is also suitable for all those helpful friends and family who like to tell you what to write... Send them along and they can enjoy a light-hearted, suppor...
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Launch of 'paperfolders' - Chris Hemingway's new pamphlet
Launch Event for Chris Hemingway’s new pamphlet “paperfolders’ (published by Indigo Dreams) will be held on Thursday 16th September 6.45 for 7 pm.  The event will be hosted on Zoom.  Featuring readings from the pamphlet, as well as from guest poets Jennie Farley, Anna Saunders, Pauline Seawa...
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Oh Crumbs! The Coleford Hub
Soon available in multi versions Zoom twice a month Thursday 9th & Thursday 23rd September from 8pm Wonderful open mike programme - zoom on 603 854 102 pw 018454   Then we go live on Monday 27th September back at the Bream Coffee shop GL156JE with special guest singer songwriter Dick Brice ...
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International Award for Sheepscombe Author
‘Running Behind Time’ by Sheepscombe author Jan Turk Petrie has just been awarded a bronze medal in the 2021 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards. Unfortunately, she can’t make it to the award ceremony in Miami, but they’ll be sending her the medal itself through the post! The book ...
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