Writing for Peace

Congratulations to Gloucestershire Writers...

Congratulations to Gloucestershire Writers:

Jean Cooper Moran's play 'The Good Daughter' has been shortlisted for the 2018 Kenneth Branagh Drama Award.


Chris Hemingway's poem 'Newton' was published in April's - 'Eye Flash' magazine




Congratulations all !

With best wishes

Penny, Kathryn and Chris

GWN Co-chairs

Video Poem - Matryoshka

Following her attendance at a 'Surreal Poetry Workshop' - Poet. Iris Lewis has collaborated with filmmaker Helen Dewsberry to develop a film of her work '
We are pleased to include a link to her work here for you to enjoy.

Big Book Weekend - Tetbury

Introducing Tetbury's New festival - 'Big Book Weekend'

3rd  - 6th May 2019

4 days of authors, artists, academics and craftspeople talking about and celebrating their latest books

Follow the link for full details and booking information

BBW Flier 4 (2)

SSS - Tickets now available

Stroud Short Stories Ticket Information
Tickets are now available for the 18th Stroud Short Stories event Incendiary! to be held on Sunday 19 May at 8pm at a new venue, the comfortable and spacious Cotswold Playhouse, Parliament Street, Stroud, GL5 1LW.
A record 89 Gloucestershire authors submitted their stories about fire, heat, passion, anger and rebellion for the event.
The ten to read are:
Robin Booth (Stroud),
Joanna Campbell (Bisley)
Louise Elliman (Cirencester)
Michael Hurst (Cheltenham)
Jason Jackson (Kingswood)
Emma Kernahan (Stroud)
Geoff Mead (Kingscote)
Chloe Turner (Minchinhampton)
Steve Wheeler (Sheepscombe)
Alwin Wiederhold (Gloucester)
Tickets, priced as usual at £8, are available now from the Cotswold Playhouse website - https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/638976
More info on the SSS website - http://stroudshortstories.blogspot.com/

GWN Calendar

The team at GWN continue to grow and develop the website as a Hub for all local writers.

As part of our ongoing process of improvement, we  have recently upgraded the Events Calendar Section.

This is a good time for those of you running or sponsoring an event to check out the latest calendar, and make sure you are happy with the content and how this is displayed.

Content wise, we usually publish the copy you have provided but things do change - guests, dates, times etc.

Now is a good a time as any to take a fresh look at the web site and let us know if there are any tweaks or changes to be made.

Please email info to Guy      admin@gloswriters.org.uk

Thank you


Writer's Success Stories...

Congratulations to Gloucestershire Writers:
  • Belinda Rimmer’s collection “Touching Sharks in Monaco” was chosen as the winner of Indigo Dreams’ first pamphlet competition, and will be published later this year.   www.indigodreams.co.uk
  • Val Ormrod’s story “The Last Train” has been highly commended in the 2018 Ink Tears Short Story competition   www.inktears.com
  • Marilyn Timms’ collection “Deciphering the Maze” and Sharon Larkin’s “Sol Y Sombra” were both commended in The Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize (run by Indigo Dreams)
  • Howard Timms’ collection “Castaway” was shortlisted in Indigo Dreams’ first collection competition
  • Frances March’s collection “Muddy Waters” was shortlisted in Indigo Dreams’ first pamphlet collection.
  • Christine Griffin's poem Sloe Gin is to be published by The Dawntreader magazine.
  • Jola Malin has recently launched her book 'Carry a Whisper' at The Museum in the Park, Stroud.  Her book includes poetry and art work, and is available from Yew Tree Press or Stroud Book Shop.


Congratulations all !

With best wishes

Penny, Kathryn and Chris

GWN Co-chairs


Mishka Shubaly hits Cheltenham!

Mishka Shubaly


Brace yourselves...  On 22nd June - Mishka Shubaly hits town.

This is part of his  'SOME OF THIS WILL BE FUNNY' UK TOUR

Catch him while you can...

Tickets on sale now via the web site:  www.mishkashubaly.com


BBC RADIO GWN Competition launch

Please follow the link to hear the Radio launch of our 2019 Competition
GWN Chair Kathryn Alderman and Prose Judge Amanda Reynolds join Dominic Cotter of BBC Radio Gloucestershire.
You can hear about GWN and what this years judges are looking for  ;)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p071zj4m (interview at 1:16:10 to 1:40:00)
Photo - Radio Presenter Dominic Cotter and Amanda Reynolds.

GWN Competition Launch 2019

The Annual GWN competition, in association with The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, has been launched today.


The festival theme of ‘7 at 70′ pays homage to it’s 70th anniversary but we have simplified our writing competition theme to –


… This can be interpreted widely and creatively. For some tips and ideas, judges’ thoughts and how to enter, head over to our Competition section

We are also delighted to announce this year’s judges, who we think will be superb. Not only are they are both excellent at their own crafts and wonderful readers but lovely individuals whose expertise will be invaluable to those more experienced or new to writing.

 Prose Judge: Amanda Reynolds


Poetry Judge: Stephen Daniels 


Please see our Competition Section for more details and ideas on how to get started..

We look forward to receiving your entries – will you be this year’s winner?

Good luck all!
GWN Team