Evesham Festival of Words

Continues with a varied programme of zoom events including workshops, guest speakers and open mic sessions.

Full details of all these events can be found on eveshamfestivalofwords.org

Crumps Barn Studio

On the second Saturday of every month, Crumps Barn Studio hosts an online writing group for authors of poetry, memoir and fiction. It is ideal for both established authors who are looking for some support, and for those who are new to writing who are looking for some tips to help you get started. Joining this group is FREE. You just need access to Zoom. Sign up @: www.crumpsbarnstudio.co.uk/bookshop/events

Oh Crumbs

This group was set up by Leonard Custard, apprentice clown, Maggie Clutterbuck, Forest Bard & variety star Darren Hoskins who decided there was a gap in the Forest of Dean for writers, poets, performers, story tellers etc.

The Bream Coffee shop agreed to host a regular monthly evening and since then they have enjoyed healthy audiences, somewhere between 20 and 40 + gathering to take part and support a series of special guests and a growing ensemble of local writers.

Shunted onto Zoom last year 'Oh Crumbs' "a lively accessible spoken word event" continues to offer live space for poets, story tellers and performers.

With a Thursday evening spot every 2 weeks from 8pm they have welcomed performances from many places, live stories from Iran, Donegal, Cardiff, rants from London, tales from Ruardean, Salford, poems from Bream, Gloucester, usually a special guest on alternate weeks and open mike every time.

The Phare

The Phare holds a writing group every two weeks which is free to attend. Writers work for half an hour either to write to a prompt or to work on their own pieces. At the end there is opportunity to read out your work if you want to. They also run workshops with feedback for writers on their work - these are paid for and will be starting up again in May. www.thephare.com

Cirencester’s Thursday Evening Writers’ Group

Meets every Thursday evening between 7 and 9 (with the occasional break for holidays). We’re currently meeting via Zoom. Before Coronavirus struck, we were meeting in central Cirencester, easy walking distance from the town centre, and with free parking, (plus tea and coffee). The (very reasonable) cost of using the venue is shared equally between those members who turn up on the night (maximum £4 each).

At present we have six regulars, writers of short fiction, poetry, verse and memoir. One of our group is writing a novel. Members may elect to read their current or their past writings. We aim to be positive and supportive in our feedback. There is no pressure to read your work. We are a sociable group and welcome new members.

Anyone interested in finding out more or wish to join the group, email Maggie on mtgddd@yahoo.co.uk


Look forward to welcoming their audiences again with plenty of events, music, poetry performances, open mic, as soon as it is possible for us all to meet. In the mean-time Jennie Farley and the New Bohemians hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Somewhere Else Writers Group, Cirencester

Our group was created about six years ago and meets, now on-line, every Wednesday afternoon.

Our work covers poetry novels, short stories, drama, including radio plays on Corinium Radio and commissioned plays.

We created and produced for loal radio six episodes of The Inn on the Green, very loosely modelled on The Archers.
Our writers have been successful in having work published, including podcasts with Ragged Foils Productions and in winning prizes for their work.

We have our own website. www.somewhere-else-writers.org

Our ethos is to encourage and support and offer honest, constructive critiquing.

We are very happy to receive applications to join us..