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June 24, 2024
Writers' news - Tony Domaille

Tony Domaille has had a busy June with his Derek Jacobi Award Winning Play, Even Numbers, being produced on Thornbury Radio and on stage in Wales. Other plays also appeared with Give Us a Sign in Preston, The Other Side in Illinois USA, The Gods and Easy wings in Cowdenbeath, Early Grave at the Short […]

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June 5, 2024
The Phare - Writing Workshops

The Phare are running a Writing Retreat in Hartpury on Saturday 13th July. More information here They are also running an online prompt workshop inspired by the news. More information here Rebecca Klassen, Fiction Editor of The Phare, has had her creative nonfiction published in Roi Faineant Press

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June 2, 2024
An Angel for Ivor - Press Release from John Morrish

John Morrish is in contact with the Diocese of Gloucester to acquire St Matthew's Church, Twigforth, to turn it into a sancturary in honour of Ivor Gurney, and is working on a business plan to present to the Diocese by 30 June 2024. Below is his press release. His contact details are:  John Morrish 077 […]

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June 2, 2024
Writers' News - John Holland

Stroud-based short fiction author and Stroud Short Stories organiser and editor, John Holland, is a Finalist for a Stroud News and Journal Community Award in the category 'Contribution to the Arts'.

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May 28, 2024
Poetry at the Museum in the Park, Stroud

Poetry at the Museum in the Park, Stroud Tim BANNON • JLM MORTON Nick NAYDLER & Polly HOWELL Kathryn SOUTHWORTH introduced by Philip RUSH Thursday 6th June 7.30 for 8 • Pavilion Free Entry & All Welcome Refreshments • Good company • Books available for sale All details here  

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May 27, 2024
Poetry & Spoken Word Open Mic, Stroud

Poetry & Spoken Word Open Mic, The Crown & Sceptre, Horns Road, Stroud Monday, 17th June, from 7.30 pm.  Entry free. Featured poets:  Josephine Lay & Rowan Middleton Open mic - sign up on the night

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May 26, 2024
Forest of Dean short story competition ‘Lost in Time’

Open to young people who either go to school or live within the Forest of Dean District Council area. A chance to win up to £100 and be published. Closing date Sunday 4th August The second Forest of Dean Rotary Club and Dean Scribblers writing competition for ages 7-18 years is now open. The theme is ‘Lost in Time’ […]

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May 17, 2024
Never an Ending. Always a Beginning by Maria Edey

Never an Ending. Always a Beginning is a story about Maria Frowen's life. Maria's an observant child, and watched what was going on around her. Sometimes her father hit her mother. Being an adventurous child, Maria wants more from life than her mother had, but her mother had other ideas. Maria is sent to work […]

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May 13, 2024
Writers in the Library, Cirencester, 10th June

Frank McMahon will be reading from his new collection of poems at Writers in the Library in Cirencester on June 10th at 2pm. Open mic, refreshments, maybe cake to celebrate its 1st Birthday.

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May 3, 2024
Writers' News - Chloë Jacquet

Chloë Jacquet will be appearing as part of the Ledbury Poetry Festival, alongside Luke Wright, at the Diversion event at the Market Theatre on July 5th. There will be some open mic spaces available. More info here  and tickets available here

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May 2, 2024
Writers' news - Tim Jeffreys

Tim Jeffreys' short story, 'Old Clawhand', will be published in the pirate-themed anthology 'Shivering Timbers' from Phobica Books to be published in June. "Within these pages there be swashbuckling zombies, petrifying privateers and bloodthirsty buccaneers hunting for cursed treasure in darkened coves. Come aboard and join our crew as we set sail on a chilling voyage […]

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May 1, 2024
New in-person writing group in Stroud

New in-person writing group — prose-focused, peer-led, for women and non-binary folk, who are non-beginner writers, to provide supportive critical feedback and encouragement, including towards publication and competition entry. The Exchange (accessible, with parking), Stroud. 2nd Sundays 2-4pm from Sun 12 May 2024. £4-5. Contact Ellen ( and Debs ( with your aims and writing […]

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