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May 27, 2022
Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival Talks

Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival Talks are single-venue, single-panel events, held every few months in a lovely, intimate, light and airy venue, each one with four authors sharing the stage to talk about a particular topic. The June HULF Talk is on Holiday Reads  providing the opportunity to "travel by book" through the pages of the […]

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May 10, 2022
The Gloucester Fragments

Neil Leadbeater is an author, essayist, poet and critic based in Edinburgh. His latest collection of poems has just been published by Littoral Press and it is called 'The Gloucester Fragments'. All the poems in the book are based on people and places in the county of Gloucestershire.  If there are any poets who might […]

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May 7, 2022
Submissions open for new book celebrating Gloucestershire

Publisher Tim Saunders is looking for submissions of poetry and short stories for a new book celebrating Gloucestershire. Submissions are open to anyone aged 16 and over.  Poems need to be 30 lines or under and stories must not exceed 1,000 words. The deadline is July 28, 2022 with publication scheduled for late 2022/early 2023. […]

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May 4, 2022
Buzzwords - 8 May 2022

  Upstairs at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham Workshop lead by Cliff Yates 7pm Open mic and readings 8pm Guest poet Cliff Yates pay on the door, £5 waged, £3 unwaged. Regardless of what the government is saying, we are still in a pandemic - please continue to take precautions The Buzzwords poetry competition […]

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April 11, 2022
New Bohemians 7.30 pm 22nd April 2022

The next event will feature music from Emily Campbell and Bob Drew and poetry from Annie Ellis and Frances March.  You will also be able to share your poems at the Open Mic. Tickets £8 to include drinks and nibbles. Venue:  Deep Space Works, 11 Hamilton Street, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8BN.

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March 27, 2022
TICKETS FOR STROUD SHORT STORIES

Tickets, priced at £9, for the open-themed 23rd Stroud Short Stories event go on sale on Friday 8 April from the Cotswold Playhouse website here  Submissions close on Sunday 27 March and the names of the ten Gloucestershire writers who will read will be announced on Thursday 7 April on the SSS website here The […]

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March 17, 2022
Laurie Lee Prize for Writing for Gloucestershire Authors

A new prize for Gloucestershire authors has been launched to honour the memory of celebrated Stroud writer, Laurie Lee. It is open to unpublished Gloucestershire writers across a range of genres with two prizes of £1,000, one for a writer aged under 25. More information here  

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March 9, 2022
Bid for a masterclass with Amanda Reynolds

Amanda Reynolds, author of psychological thriller Close to Me, recently televised and our 2019 Prose Judge has offered a one hour writing workshop as part of a fundraising auction for local charity Cobalt. Find out more here

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March 8, 2022
Buzzwords Sunday 13th March

Upstairs at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham Workshop lead by Alasdair Paterson 7pm Open mic and readings 8pm Guest poet Alasdair Paterson Pay on the door, £5 waged, £3 unwaged. Regardless of what the government is saying, we are still in a pandemic - please continue to take precautions.  More information here    

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February 26, 2022
Keep it short! A Flash Fiction Celebration 2nd April

Chapel Arts is pleased to present a celebration of Flash Fiction on Saturday 2 April 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00. Flash Fiction is an increasingly popular form for short stories usually of less than a thousand words. It’s a format that offers writers surprising richness and variety, despite the restricted length. So, do join four […]

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February 17, 2022
New Bohemians 25th February

NEWBOHEMIANS@CHARLTONKINGS are starting their annual programme again on Friday 25th February 7.30 - 10.00 with two interesting poets. ZOE BROOKS reads from her new collection OWL UNBOUND ADAM HOROVITZ reads from his new collection LOVE AND OTHER FAIRY TALES plus OPEN MIC £8 includes refreshments contact su@deepspaceworks.co.uk for tickets or pay on door DEEPSPACEWORKS 11 […]

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February 14, 2022
OH CRUMBS upcoming events

Churn, churn for every reason On Thursday 17 February at 8 pm open-mike poems and poets, tellers of stories, conjurers of memory, songs, extracts, favourites of your own, original or inspiring take us with you on a journey or just entertain us join our guest list of voices from near and far Zooming in on […]

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