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May 17, 2024
Never an Ending. Always a Beginning by Maria Edey

Never an Ending. Always a Beginning is a story about Maria Frowen's life. Maria's an observant child, and watched what was going on around her. Sometimes her father hit her mother. Being an adventurous child, Maria wants more from life than her mother had, but her mother had other ideas. Maria is sent to work […]

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May 13, 2024
Writers in the Library, Cirencester, 10th June

Frank McMahon will be reading from his new collection of poems at Writers in the Library in Cirencester on June 10th at 2pm. Open mic, refreshments, maybe cake to celebrate its 1st Birthday.

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May 3, 2024
Writers' News - Chloë Jacquet

Chloë Jacquet will be appearing as part of the Ledbury Poetry Festival, alongside Luke Wright, at the Diversion event at the Market Theatre on July 5th. There will be some open mic spaces available. More info here  and tickets available here

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May 2, 2024
Writers' news - Tim Jeffreys

Tim Jeffreys' short story, 'Old Clawhand', will be published in the pirate-themed anthology 'Shivering Timbers' from Phobica Books to be published in June. "Within these pages there be swashbuckling zombies, petrifying privateers and bloodthirsty buccaneers hunting for cursed treasure in darkened coves. Come aboard and join our crew as we set sail on a chilling voyage […]

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May 1, 2024
New in-person writing group in Stroud

New in-person writing group — prose-focused, peer-led, for women and non-binary folk, who are non-beginner writers, to provide supportive critical feedback and encouragement, including towards publication and competition entry. The Exchange (accessible, with parking), Stroud. 2nd Sundays 2-4pm from Sun 12 May 2024. £4-5. Contact Ellen (ellen.potts@yahoo.co.uk) and Debs (deborahcoxart@hotmail.com) with your aims and writing […]

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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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