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December 7, 2023
Buzzwords Poetry Cafe - 10 December

Upstairs at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham Workshop lead by Kate Noakes 7pm Open mic and readings 8pm Guest poet Kate Noakes pay on the door, £5 waged, £3 unwaged. As usual for our last one of the year, you may choose to read a favourite poem by someone else on the open mic. […]

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December 5, 2023
Writers' News - Paul Davies

Paul is a member of Montpellier Writers Group.  He has published three children's books with author Andy Harden. The original idea for these books was to raise much needed cash for a local Gloucester School.  They bought a defibrillator with the money raised. Locally printed for the school for the money raising, the books are […]

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December 4, 2023
Publication news - Tony Domaille

Tony Domaille’s Pint Sized Plays 2023 winner, ‘When All Around You’ has been published by Lazy Bee Scripts. His short story, ‘Life in the Cloud’ has been accepted by Scribble Magazine.

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December 2, 2023
Competition listings and publication for Christine Whittemore

Extracts from Christine Whittemore’s novel in progress, Vestiges, were short-listed in the 2022 Flash 500 Novel Opening and Synopsis contest, judged by Headline Publishing; and long-listed in the 2023 Jericho Writers First 500 novel competition. Her essay on Carys Davies’s novel West will appear in a forthcoming issue of Slightly Foxed magazine.

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November 28, 2023
Christmas Drinks Party at The Cleeve Bookshop 7th December

The Cleeve Bookshop, Bishop's Cleeve, will be hosting a Christmas Drinks Party at 6 - 8 pm on 7th December.  Rachel Marks will be signing copies of her festive novel 'One December Day'. Please RSVP to Will Williams if you wish to come along here

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November 27, 2023
Ecopoetikon - a new ecopoetry website

Kathryn Alderman’s idea for a platform for global ecopoets has been made possible with the help of the development team and the University of Gloucestershire. Together they have launched the ecopoetry website Ecopoetikon, which aims to democratise the editorial process by offering equal voice to ecopoets from the Global North and Global South. You can […]

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November 22, 2023
'Time to Choose' - the 4th in Cotswold Time-slip series by Jan Turk Petrie

Time to Choose,  the 4th in the Cotswold Time-slip Series by Jan Turk Petrie is now available to buy as a paperback or Kindle ebook on Amazon. Currently it's #3 in Amazon UK’s  ‘Hot New Releases’ chart in Time Travel Science Fiction.

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November 18, 2023
New Bohemians@CharltonKings Christmas Party - 7. 30 pm, 8 December

The New Bohemians Christmas Party will feature music from Geoff March and David Butcher, poetry from Juliette Morton and Philip Rush reading from their collections, as well as David Clarke's 'Devilishly Difficult' Christmas Quiz.  There will also be Open Mic readings. Entry £5 to include party fare at deepspaceworks, 11 Hamilton Street, Charlton Kings, GL53 […]

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November 8, 2023
New Children's Literature Prize

An exciting new prize will launch at the end of November. From November 30 submissions to The Paul Cave Prize for Children's Literature will open to writers and poets from around the world. "Writing an engaging children's story that grips the reader is difficult," says one of the judges, Tim Saunders. "It's a great opportunity […]

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November 6, 2023
Uncorked - Spoken word, poetry and music - 6 December

Raggedy Man Press in association with Dreamwave Productions present live music from Weeping Sons, Saint Senara and spoken word from Rosie with Words and Jack Pascoe at The Bottle of Sauce, Ambrose Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3HL at 8 pm on Wednesday, 6th December Tickets here £8 in advance, £10 on the door

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November 2, 2023
13 More Short Stories by William Lewis

13 More Short Stories is the result of a collaborative partnership between Cheltenham and Göttingen in Germany who last year celebrated 70 years of twinning. The 13 stories are in both English and German, translated by Christiane Christen, and beautifully illustrated by members of the Göttingen Kreis 34 Art Club. You can read more about […]

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November 2, 2023
Poetry at the Museum in The Park, Stroud

Thursday 30th November 7.30 for 8  (Close shortly after 9) Free Entry & All Welcome Refreshments • Good company • Books available for sale With readings from Mark Bardsley, Kate Potts and Philip Rush Bloom Town, the new pamphlet by Mark Bardsley, explores the back-lanes of Shropshire, bringing to life the county's distinctiveness in landscape and […]

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