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The Gloucestershire Writers’ Network was founded in the early 1990’s by Roger Drury and Jamila Gavin, author of award-winning children’s novel, Coram Boy, following an approach from Cheltenham Literature Festival to Gloucestershire Libraries Service to find ways of engaging with local authors and to extend the benefit of the Festival across Gloucestershire. The GWN ran a programme of workshops and readings, produced bi-monthly newsletters and collections of writers’ work, Gloucestershire Writes, which were loaned through the library service to the public. The Gloucestershire Writers’ Network competition event at the Literature Festival soon followed and has been a principal feature of the GWN’s work ever since.

Over the years, many local writers have benefited from the links created by the GWN and from winning the competition in developing their careers.
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