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January 30, 2024
Writers in the Library, Cirencester

Writers in the Library, Cirencester happens on the 2nd Monday of the month and includes open mic and refreshments. More info at somewhereelsewriters@gmail.com On Monday 12th February at 2pm, Anna Saunders will be reading a selection of her wonderful poetry and giving us the latest news about Cheltenham Poetry Festival. Everyone warmly welcomed!

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January 26, 2024
Dialect Press announces two new poetry pamphlets

Dialect Press is incredibly proud to announce the launch of two brand new collaborative poetry pamphlets on Thursday February 1st 2024, 7pm   enjambments by Stroud's award winning artists Nick Grellier and Emily Lucas, collaborating as (both laughing)    and   Knee to Knee by acclaimed Norfolk and Nottingham based poets Rachel Goodman and Elvire Roberts   Dialect Press is the publishing arm of Dialect CIC, an inclusive […]

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January 24, 2024
Writers' news - Julie Wiltshire

Julie's work features in Crumps Barn's latest anthology, Home Ground, which will be launched Saturday 27th January at Crumps Barn's Cirencester shop.  As well as the book launch there is an art exhibition. Mystery and magic in a familiar landscape, short stories and poetry are brought together in this new collection by 20 authors. Visitors […]

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January 24, 2024
Stroud Short Stories - open for submissions

Stroud Short Stories opens for submissions to its 27th event on 11 February and remains open until 24 March. Anyone from Gloucestershire or South Gloucestershire may submit. The theme this time is change/changes/changing, and, as ever, it's free to submit stories from 500 to 1500 words. Ten stories will be selected and the authors will read them at […]

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January 22, 2024
BOOKINGS NOW OPEN FOR SPRING HAWKESBURY UPTON LITERATURE FESTIVAL

Tickets are now on sale for the next Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival, to be held in the parish church of St Mary the Virgin, Hawkesbury GL9 1BN on Saturday 27th April from 10.30am until 4pm. This time, the theme will be "A Sense of Place". The programme will address the theme from all angles, from […]

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January 22, 2024
FREE ONLINE TALK ABOUT WRITING COSY MYSTERY

Now available to view for free via YouTube is a lively panel discussion about the popular genre of cosy mystery, featuring Gloucestershire author Debbie Young alongside the distinguished crimewriter Vaseem Khan, President of the Detection Club, and multi-genre author David Wake. Part of the UK Crime Book Club's Winterfest event, it was originally accessible exclusively […]

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January 15, 2024
Become a Best Selling Author in 6 Months by Liam Sandford

Always wanted to write a book but are unsure where to start? Maybe you are waiting for a defining moment or the golden idea to begin. But that moment might never come. I always wanted to write a book but never believed I could. Then I wrote Effortless Public Speaking in 6 months. What you […]

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January 9, 2024
Writers' News - William Lewis

William Lewis's podcast 'Stories at Will' was featured recently on Radio Gloucestershire and related local stations. They played two of his stories from the podcast, plus a 20 minute interview with him. Each episode lasts about 10 -15 minutes, and includes two flash fictions. It's on Spotify (search Stories at Will and select Podcasts) and […]

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January 7, 2024
Buzzwords - 14 January

Next Buzzwords Sunday January 14th Upstairs at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham Workshop lead by David Clarke 7pm Open mic and readings 8pm Guest poet David Clarke Pay on the door, £5 waged, £3 unwaged. More info here

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January 6, 2024
Writers' News - Jane Bryenton

Jane Bryenton aka SparklyJane has been writing childrens' fiction since her retirement 12 years ago. This year she enrolled in some creative writing workshops to improve her skill at adult fiction. The workshop leader, Stephen Wheeler, part time lecturer in creative writing at University of Gloucestershire, encouraged his attendees to submit to writing competitions. The […]

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January 3, 2024
'Thank Goodness it's not Just Me' - an anthology by Fairford u3a Creative Writing Group

'Thank Goodness it’s not Just Me' is  a short anthology of amusing essays and poems triggered by the everyday challenges of and disasters involved in using modern technologies.  It's been produced by 6 members of the Fairford u3a Creative Writing Group to entertain and amuse an adult audience. It's not a book to be kept […]

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December 29, 2023
NEW NOVEL BY DEBBIE YOUNG LAUNCHES 26TH JANUARY

Driven to Murder, the ninth novel in Debbie Young's Sophie Sayers Cozy Mystery series, set in the Cotswolds, will be published by Boldwood Books on Friday 26th January and is now available to pre-order online in ebook, paperback and audiobook. You may also order it from your local bookshop or library. This story revolves around the […]

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