Twelve talented Gloucestershire writers and poets will read their work at the Gloucestershire Writers’ Network Competition annual prize-winners’ event at Cheltenham Literature Festival this October. The competition judges, former poet laureate of Birmingham, Roy McFarlane and University of Gloucestershire lecturer and writer, Dr. Lania Knight, will also read their own work.

Poetry prize-winner Frances March is from Stroud
Prose prize-winner Nastasya Parker is from Dursley
They have each won £200. They and the 10 runners-up will be published in a pamphlet, on sale at the event.

Poetry runners-up are:
Julie Wiltshire (Cam), Belinda Rimmer (Bishops Cleeve), Liz Carew (Cirencester), Iris Anne Lewis (Kempsford) and Jennie Farley (Cheltenham)

Prose runners-up are:
Judith Green (Cheltenham), Jeff Taylor (Eastleach), Val Ormrod (Alvington), Jim Moeller (Cirencester) and Cindy Moss (Tewkesbury).

Tickets on sale now:
What: ‘Gloucestershire Writers Network’
Event Code: L322
When: 7pm – 9pm on Sunday 15 October 2017
Where: ‘The Nook’, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham