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January 30, 2020
Calls and Opportunities...

Cheltenham Poetry Festival are organising two competitions, in the run up to next year’s Festival.  Among other prizes, both competitions include an opportunity for shortlisted poets to read their work at the Festival. ·        The Frosted Fire First pamphlet competition for previously unpublished poets (closing date 15th February) ·        The “Wild Poems” single poem competition […]

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January 30, 2020
Cheltenham Poetry Festival

Now celebrating its 10th year... The 2020 Cheltenham Poetry Festival runs between 15th and 26th April, and features both locally-based  and nationally-known poets. Tickets for some events and workshops are available now on the Festival website, including early booking discounts where stated. Please visit the Festival Webs ite for detaila and tickets - we look […]

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January 29, 2020
A sad goodbye to Guy, our webmaster

A sad goodbye to Guy, our webmaster We are very sorry to announce that Guy Hunter, our webmaster, is leaving the GWN team. Guy has done a wonderful job in helping to develop and maintain our website to make the GWN the hub for writers and writing groups around Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. We will […]

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January 27, 2020
Article - Keeping a writer's notebook

Photo and article: David W. Berner I have little notebooks everywhere. In my bag, in my car, on my desks. Several are on my desks. Most of them are inside a little writing shed on my property but others are kept at my college office. I do not just keep one. And I do not […]

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January 27, 2020
Stroud Short Stories - open for submissions

Stroud Short Stories is open for submissions.   Stroud Short Stories is currently open for submissions for its special 20th event dedicated to Stroud writer Rick Vick who sadly died at the end of November. There were obituaries for Rick in The Times and The Guardian.  Here is the latter. (By the way, Rick did once read at a GWN event at […]

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January 15, 2020
New Poetry Group Launches in Stroud

Welcome to 'The Ale House Poetry Group' Please see detail in our calandar entry 27th January We look forward to welcoming you in due course )  

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January 6, 2020
Evesham Festival of Words 2020 - Main Weekend details

Friday  26 June10.45 –11.45 am Illustrated talk: ‘Libraries of the World -More Than Just Books’ with Sue Ablett (Wallace House) (Tickets £6, inctea/coffee/home-made cake)Fri 26 June10.30 am –12 noonWorkshop: ‘Writing Psychological Suspense’with Amanda Reynolds(Evesham Hotel) (Tickets £15, inc tea/coffee) Fri 26 June2 –3 pmAuthor talk: ‘Wrestling with an Octopus’ with Susanna Beard(Evesham Hotel) (Tickets £6) […]

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January 4, 2020
Writing space available at Snowshill Manor

In 2020 Snowshill Manor and Garden is offering a space for creative workshops and courses on Saturdays and Sundays at a low day rate which includes entry to the gardens and manor house for course leaders and participants for inspiration… The offer lends itself particularly well to writing courses as Charles Wade, who bequeathed the […]

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