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October 18, 2021
Filmmaker seeks engaging short stories and poems

Georgie Swinford is a local filmmaker and mature student studying at the University of Gloucestershire. One of her modules requires that she pitches 3 original concepts that could receive funding to be made into a short film next semester. As such Georgie is on the hunt to find some inspired writers with engaging short stories, […]

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October 18, 2021
Buzzwords is back!

Yes, we are finally able to start Buzzwords again. It will be the second Sunday of the month, upstairs at The Exmouth, Bath Road Cheltenham. The first one will be on Sunday November 14th with guest poet Duncan Forbes. As a welcome back, this one will have no entrance fee. However, because we need to […]

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October 12, 2021
TICKETS FOR STROUD SHORT STORIES EVENT 'WILD!'

Tickets, priced at £9, for the 22nd Stroud Short Stories event - on the theme of WILD! - are now available from the Cotswold Playhouse website here The event, the first live show for two years, takes place on Sunday 7 November at 7.30 (doors 7.00) at the Cotswold Playhouse in Stroud, and will not be recorded. […]

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October 8, 2021
Debut novel, 'A Wartime Secret' by Helen Yendall

Blockley-based writer Helen Yendall has signed a 2-book deal with HQ Digital (Harper Collins). Her debut novel ‘A Wartime Secret’, a heart-warming WW2 saga, will be published in January 2022.

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October 1, 2021
David Elder - Two New Audio Plays

David Elder has recently produced two short audio plays. 'Face the Music' (16 mins. long) tells the story of a difficult period in the life of the composer Gustav Holst. To access it see here 'Big Blue Things' (14 mins long) tells the story of a hate crime that occurs in the aftermath of the […]

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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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