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September 13, 2021
Imaginative Writing online with Kate Sharp

Mondays 4th October - 8th November 2021, 7.30pm - 9pm. Whimsical prompts to improve your improvisation. This is a space to play with ideas, so it is also suitable for all those helpful friends and family who like to tell you what to write... Send them along and they can enjoy a light-hearted, supportive evening […]

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September 12, 2021
Launch of 'paperfolders' - Chris Hemingway's new pamphlet

Launch Event for Chris Hemingway’s new pamphlet “paperfolders’ (published by Indigo Dreams) will be held on Thursday 16th September 6.45 for 7 pm.  The event will be hosted on Zoom.  Featuring readings from the pamphlet, as well as from guest poets Jennie Farley, Anna Saunders, Pauline Seawards and Rose Lennard, and guitar music from Keith […]

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September 9, 2021
Oh Crumbs! The Coleford Hub

Soon available in multi versions Zoom twice a month Thursday 9th & Thursday 23rd September from 8pm Wonderful open mike programme - zoom on 603 854 102 pw 018454   Then we go live on Monday 27th September back at the Bream Coffee shop GL156JE with special guest singer songwriter Dick Brice plus Maggie Clutterbuck […]

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September 6, 2021
International Award for Sheepscombe Author

‘Running Behind Time’ by Sheepscombe author Jan Turk Petrie has just been awarded a bronze medal in the 2021 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards. Unfortunately, she can’t make it to the award ceremony in Miami, but they’ll be sending her the medal itself through the post! The book is widely available through booksellers Publisher: Pintail Press […]

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September 6, 2021
New MA in Screenwriting at the University of Gloucestershire

You can now study for an MA in Screenwriting at the University of Gloucestershire, starting this September.  It will be taught fully online and can be studied full or part time. Further information here or contact tsymonds@glos.ac.uk  

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September 6, 2021
Dancing Under A Bloodless Moon - David Hale

Winner of the 2018 International Beverly Prize for Literature, Dancing Under a Bloodless Moon introduces the reader to a cast of dogs, bears and poets. Dancing under a Bloodless Moon moves back and forward through time and space, visiting a hill-fort in Wiltshire, Glasgow, Poznan, Cape Town and the Gloucestershire countryside the poet knows well. […]

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September 6, 2021
Stroud Short Stories open for submissions

Stroud Short Stories is open again for submissions, this time on the theme of WILD! Submissions are free as usual and open to Gloucestershire and SouthGloucestershire writers until the end of Sunday 19 September. Ten stories will be selected and their authors will read at the event on Sunday 7 November at the Cotswold Playhouse […]

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September 6, 2021
Holst Day Celebration - 21 September 2021

To celebrate the birthday of Cheltenham’s greatest son, Cheltenham Playhouse and Film Cheltenham are showing Holst – In The Bleak Midwinter, on 21st September 2021. This wonderful documentary is the first and only full-length film made about the composer. Its director, Tony Palmer, is coming from London. You may have seen Gustav Holst on the […]

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August 8, 2021
Poetry with Jonny Fluffypunk

Poetry with Jonny Fluffypunk    Lyde Green Community Centre Monday 16 August 3.30 – 5pm Children/families; 6.30 - 8.30pm Adults Book here Emersons Green Library Tuesday 17 August 10.30am – 12pm Children/families; 2 – 4pm Adults Book here  Join poet Jonny Fluffypunk for lively creative writing and word-wrangling workshops. Suitable for both complete beginners and […]

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June 19, 2021
Cheltenham Radio - new podcast

Cheltenham Radio is a local podcast radio station for news, events and more, started 3 months ago.  A new feature is a monthly podcast called Cheltenham Radio Book Club with the aim of reading mostly authors from the South West and inviting them to a Q & A session about the book which has been […]

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June 1, 2021
Read our June 2021 newsletter here

The GWN News June 2021 Hello and welcome to this month’s newsletter. The Gloucestershire Writers’ Network Writing Competition 2021 Supported by The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival There is still time to enter our competition. Theme: Signposts Closing Date: 30th June Prose Judge: Debbie Young. Entries up to 750 words. Poetry Judge: Carrie […]

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April 8, 2021
OH Crumbs live in the Forest of Dean Spring Festival April 8-10th 2021

'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 […]

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