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April 30, 2024
Wordmaids

Wordmaids is a women’s writing group that has been running for nearly ten years, led by writer Jarek Adams. We meet monthly (Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm) on Zoom to explore different aspects of writing and to share work in progress for feedback. We also do two live sessions each year in April & September at the […]

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April 30, 2024
POETRY AT THE MUSEUM IN THE PARK, STROUD

POETRY AT THE MUSEUM IN THE PARK, STROUD An Evening for Pete Hoida  Thursday 23rd May 7.30 for 8 • Gallery 2 Free Entry & All Welcome Refreshments • Good company • Books available for sale Black Severn Angel PETE HOIDA Ric HOOL • JLM MORTON • Philip RUSH An exhibition of some of Pete's […]

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April 30, 2024
The Light will Always Return launch, Frank McMahon

Frank McMahon thanks everyone who came to the launch of The Light will Always Return. Over fifty people came and helped to make it a successful and happy occasion.

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April 30, 2024
Writers in the Library, Cirencester - 13th May

Guest writer at Writers in the Library, Cirencester 2pm Monday 13 May is Sophie Livingston who will be introducing her novel ‘The Green March Hotel’. She will talk about finding an agent and the rewriting and changes necessary to make it commercial. Open mic and refreshments. All welcome!

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April 29, 2024
Open Poetry Competition 2024

The 2024 Open Poetry Competition organised by Black Eyes Publishing UK, in conjunction with the Gloucestershire Poetry Society, is open for entries from 1st May - 31st July. Helen Ivory is this year's judge. More information and how to enter here

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April 28, 2024
Writers' news - Dean Writers Circle

Members of Dean Writers Circle: Val Ormrod, Jolie Marchant and Celia Hinton all have poems featured in a Train of Thought poetry anthology being launched in Cardiff in May by South West Wales and Severnside Railways.

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April 28, 2024
Stroud Short Stories - Something Better Change

Tickets remain for the 27th Stroud Short Stories event, Something Better Change, to be held on Sunday 12 May at 7.30pm at the Cotswold Playhouse in Parliament Street, Stroud. Priced at £12, tickets are available from the Cotswold Playhouse website here Chosen from the 110 submissions are stories on the theme of Change by Nick Adams, Jess […]

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April 28, 2024
The Phare

The Phare are currently open for poetry, prose, and creative nonfiction submissions They are running a news-based prompt workshop on May 16th, led by Rebecca Klassen. Details here Rebecca has been shortlisted for this year's Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize.

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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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