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July 11, 2024
Graham Bruce Fletcher's poem 'Misheard Lyrics' on BBC Local Radio

   Graham Bruce Fletcher's poem 'Misheard Lyrics' is on BBC Upload with Adam Crowther at the following times: On Thursday evening 11 July between 6-8pm on BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Radio Gloucestershire, BBC Radio Somerset and BBC Radio Wiltshire! On Saturday evening 13 July on BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Radio Gloucestershire, BBC Radio Somerset and […]

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July 11, 2024
Develop Create XR Lab - opportunity for creatives

Develop Create XR Lab is offering a fantastic (and free!) opportunity for creatives either in or looking to enter XR & immersive narrative spaces. The Lab is one of eight programmes across the UK supported by the brand-new BFI National Lottery Creative Challenge Fund; the 12 successful applicants will have all travel and accommodation paid […]

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July 9, 2024
Writers' news - Karen Griffiths

Karen  has had her first piece published in the summer edition of The Phare (Flash Fiction: Is it a Pebble?).  You can read her piece here Karen is a member of the Bishops Cleeve Writers group run by Steven John where this piece was written as ‘homework’.

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July 8, 2024
Writers' news - Jess Blatchley

Bishops Cleeve writer Jess Blatchley has had another of her short stories published. ‘The Testimony of Clodagh’s Shoes’ can be read in the Summer edition of The Phare, for those who like an honest and raw human interest story. Jess was also honoured to be chosen in the top ten for the Stroud Short Stories […]

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July 2, 2024
Oh Crumbs, Forest of Dean

Oh Crumbs — writers' group based in the Forest of Dean, including:— Maggie Clutterbuck — forest bard, poet, scriptwriter  Darren Hoskins, hybrid Sheppard, creator of Crankie Storys and international standup; Leonard Custard writer, clown, poet Pam Singer, Canadian poet and wit.  2nd Thursday — live event, Broadwell Evergreen Hall GL16 7BN.  7pm for 7-30pm. All styles of word welcome — […]

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July 1, 2024
Writers' News - Sarah Bizsley

Sarah Bizsley's debut poetry book, 'Being a Happy Mind', is out for release now. To view her book follow these links: https://amazon.com/author/sarahbizsley-bhm https://www.instagram.com/sarahbizsley/

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June 27, 2024
Award win - Stroud Short Stories/John Holland

Stroud Short Stories Organiser/Editor John Holland has won the 2024 Stroud News & Journal Community Award in the category Contribution to the Arts for his work with Stroud Short Stories. This coincides almost exactly with his tenth year running SSS.  

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June 24, 2024
Writers' News - Claire Jaggard

Claire Jaggard has had three short stories published recently: 'Home for the Holidays', which was shortlisted in the last Stroud Short Stories competition, in Secret Attic's April publication, 'Three Little Words' in CafeLit in May and 'Don't be Scared" in June's edition of All Your Stories.'

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June 24, 2024
Writers' News - Allegra Etheridge

Allegra Etheridge is a long-standing member of the Montpellier Writers Group in Cheltenham. Three of the four books in her ‘Coaching Psychology Series’ have been published this year. They are endorsed by Hogrefe UK, the largest publisher of psychology books and assessments in Europe. The books can be used by individuals for their self-development. Increasing […]

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June 24, 2024
Writers in the Library, Cirencester - 8th July

Kathryn Southworth will be the guest author at Cirencester Writers in the Library, 2 pm on 8th July

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June 24, 2024
Courses at Bristol Folk House - Suzannah V Evans

Suzannah V Evans is a writer and creative writing teacher based in Bristol, and is running workshops and courses at the Bristol Folk House: The Miracle of Prose Poetry takes a close look at the form of prose poetry, and takes place on Sunday 4 August.  More info here Leaping into Creative Writing is for […]

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June 24, 2024
Wise Women Poetry Workshop - Kate Potts

In this 10 week in-person poetry course with Kate Potts you will read, discuss and draw inspiration from a range of exciting work from British and Irish contemporary women poets. Wednesday, 18 September  - Wednesday, 20 November 2024 10.00 - 12:00 pm More information here

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