Unfortunately a number of event organisers have contacted us to say their events have had to be cancelled, in line with Government and Public Health statements on the COVID 19 Virus.

Given the Government advice, it is our assumption that ALL events will be cancelled for the foreseeable future. Please contact the relevant organisers for further information.

April Buzzwords Cancelled

In the interest of social distancing and helping to keep everyone safe, the April 5th Buzzwords session has been cancelled.

We will keep everyone informed about future events as the situation changes.

Spotlight on... Glosink.

Every so often we feature a GWN member group:  To introduce them to a wider audience and hopefully attract new members.

If you would like to feature your writing group  please send email to Guy:  admin@gloswriters.org.uk


Following a creative writing course led by the writer, artist and musician Avril Staple at the Gloucester Guild Hall in 2012, Avril and her students decided to meet at Robert Raikes’ House, Southgate Street Gloucester, for workshop sessions and to critique each other’s work. The following year Avril coined the name ‘GlosInk’ for the cover of a printed collection of the group’s poems, stories and flash fiction. It was entitled ‘The Plan’, and the pamphlet was launched to coincide with the group’s first spoken word event, held at Peppers Café in Bull Lane.

Since that time, GlosInk has continued to meet at Robert Raikes’ House at 7.30 pm every Monday evening except on Bank Holidays.  It’s a friendly group who believe that sharing their work is important, because gaining feedback is the only way to make good writing even better. Those who have brought some prose or a poem distribute copies and read the piece, while the others listen and make notes. The group members take it in turns to make constructive comments, saying what they especially like and suggesting possible improvements. Each author has an opportunity to reply. Comments can be helpful in modifying their writing or be ignored – after all, it’s the writer’s own work!

The process sounds formal, but really it isn’t! Everyone has a lot of fun sharing what they’ve written, and having benefitted from the group’s feedback, some members have gone on to publish their work. But beginners needn’t be put off – newcomers are always welcome and no previous experience is necessary. Anyone interested in joining should contact Cedric Pickin, email: cedric_pickin@hotmail.com

 **Please check the GWN calendar for dates plus additional Glosink events through out the year **

Poetry Cafe Refreshed 2019 Calendar

Here is the 2019 calendar for Poetry Cafe Refreshed events.

Please see further details in calendar section.

16 Jan Stephen Payne

20 Feb Holly Magill and Brett Evans

20 Mar Melanie Branton

April 17 Maggie Harris

15 May Rebecca Gethin

19 June Kate North

17 July A.F. Harrold

21 Aug Oz Hardwick

18 Sep Julia Webb

16 Oct   Luke Palmer

20 Nov  Sarah L Dixon

Introducing NewBohemians

Introducing NewBohemians@CharltonKings

In the winter of 2015 poet Jennie Farley and artist Su Billington got together to form a new enterprise in what is known as the Bohemian end of Cheltenham which has been pulling in good audiences for over four years.
NewBohemians@CharltonKings (popularly known as the New Bohemians) is run by Jennie, and provides a programme of events at regular intervals throughout the year.
These events feature professional musicians and guest poets, spoken word artists, poets launching their new books, workshops, and a popular open mic session introducing fresh talent.
The project supports deepspaceworks a non-funded local community art centre managed by Su. The venue has great atmosphere, excellent acoustics and free parking nearby.
deepspaceworks, 11 Hamilton Street, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53  8HN
New members always welcome!
For further details contact Jennie Farley:


New writers/members wanted - Cirencester

Do you live near Cirencester and want to join a writing group?

Our group 'Thursday Evening Writers' is looking for new members.

We meet in Cirencester from 7-9pm most Thursday evenings - to motivate each other, share and improve our work - or simply just write.

We’re serious about our writing but are friendly and supportive and we’re looking to grow our currently small group.

If you’re interested, why not come along and see if we’re your cup of tea? It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a published author, whether you’re interested in writing poetry, short stories, three-volume novels, flash fiction or all of those, you’ll be very welcome.

Not sure? Just give us a try, it’s free to attend so what have you go to lose? And if it turns out that we’re not for you, we won’t be offended - honest!

Please email:  thursdayeveningwriters@gmail.com to find out more.