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April 22, 2024
Writers' news - Alice E Bennet

Alice E. Bennet is excited to see her flash fiction, "How the Dressmaker of Bournemouth Feeds her Family", published as part of the Bournemouth Writing Festival anthology, Lines in the Sand. Her short story, "Bee Kind", has also been selected for Swindon Writing III. The cover art for Swindon Writing III was designed by local artist, Leah Panigada-Carey.

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April 16, 2024
Calling all writers, creatives and performers!

Join us at #CheltLitFest this October 4 – 13. Whether you're a local talent, an edgy storyteller, or a voice for change, we want YOU. Learn more and apply here

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April 12, 2024
Get Started Writing Fiction Workshop - Crumps Barn Studio

Get Started Writing Fiction on Saturday 8 June. The workshop costs £22 and is an in-person event at our Cirencester bookshop. The start time is 11am and it will run for approx. 2 hours. The workshop is perfect for people who are at the early stages of becoming a fiction writer. It will cover the basics […]

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April 12, 2024
Get Started Writing your Memoir workshop - Crumps Barn Studio

Get Started Writing Your Memoir on Saturday 11 May. The workshop costs £18 and is an in-person event at our Cirencester bookshop. The start time is 11am and it will run for approximately 2 hours. The workshop is for people who are at the early stages of writing their memoir or simply don’t know how to […]

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April 10, 2024
Writers in the Library, Cirencester - May 13th

Writers in the Library, Cirencester on 13th May at 2 pm will feature Sophie Livingston talking about and reading from her new novel, The Green March Hotel. Plus open mic.

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April 4, 2024
Kathryn Southworth's fifth poetry collection

Kathryn Southworth’s fifth book of poetry Slantwise History has been published by VOLE books, Dempsey and Windle. More information here

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April 4, 2024
Writers' News - Jason Conway

Jason Conway has been selected as one of 8 writers for the Word Space 2024-25 Programme. Word Space is Literature Works’ 12 month development programme for developing new voices from around the South West region. More information about Word Space here

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April 4, 2024
Wildfire Words Open Submissions 5 Anthology

You can read the Wildfire Words Open Submissions 5 Anthology on their website here Explore their website to find out more about previous anthologies and upcoming submission windows here

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April 4, 2024
Laurie Lee Prize for Writing open for entries

The Laurie Lee writing competition is now accepting entries. Entry is free and the closing date is Wednesday 31 July. You can get all the details on the website here 

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April 2, 2024
The Steam Catcher by Jim O'Sullivan

Jim O'Sullivan's novel, The Steam Catcher was published recently by Rymour books and is already on its second print run.    Here's a brief synopsis;   GLOUCESTER, 1915. Haunted by his father's madness, Tom Casey flees home after being falsely accused of murder. He survives the First World War and the Irish War for Independence. But survival demands a […]

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March 27, 2024
Writers in the Library, Cirencester - April event

Guest poet Derek Dohren will be sharing his vibrant, witty and thought provoking poetry at Writers in the Library, Cirencester at 2pm, Monday 8th April. Open mic and refreshments. All welcome!

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March 27, 2024
Writers' news - Jess Blatchley

JESS BLATCHLEY has recently had success with three of her short stories, having developed and expanded them with the help of fellow writers at Cleeve Writers’ Workshop run by author Steven John. ‘The Great Pero’ can be heard read by Jess on BBC Upload with Adam Crowther, ‘Celestine’ will appear in the next edition of […]

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