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March 20, 2024
How to market yourself as a writer - workshop run by The Phare

The Phare are running an online workshop on 25th April at 7:30pm on how to market yourself as a writer. The host is Claire Harrison, who is a published writer and has 35 years marketing experience. Book tickets for £10 More info and how to book a place here

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March 20, 2024
HAWKESBURY UPTON LITERATURE FESTIVAL NEWS

NEXT HULF TALK: “A Sense of Place” Saturday 27th April (10.30am-4pm) at St Mary’s, Hawkesbury This event will be held in the parish church, which means there will be plenty of space for a large audience. PROGRAMME The theme is “A SENSE OF PLACE”, and our guest authors, many of them local, will be discussing what […]

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March 20, 2024
Three poetry landscape walks for Spring

Join Philip Rush on a series of poetry landscape walks. We will travel back in time from the seventeenth century to Saxon England and then to the mysteries of the Neolithic Age, accompanied by poetry from the first millennium to the present day. More info here

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March 15, 2024
Inspired by Holst playwriting competition

INSPIRED BY HOLST PLAYWRITING COMPETITION A Cheltenham Playhouse/Everyman Theatre collaboration To commemorate 150 years since the birth of Cheltenham-born composer Gustav Holst, we are inviting local writers to write a 30-minute play based on a title of a work by Holst (e.g. In the Bleak Midwinter, Hammersmith, Japanese Suite, the Perfect Fool, the Planets).  Three […]

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March 15, 2024
Poetry courses in Stroud run by Adam Horovitz

Adam Horovitz is running in person poetry courses at the Trinity Rooms in Stroud on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from April 16. Tuesday has one space left, but there are spaces available on the Weds course, including 1 concessionary space. Details here  

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March 14, 2024
Hay Writers' Circle Poetry Competition 2024

Hay Writers’ Circle Poetry Competition 2024 competition is open to everyone to enter, and this year we are accepting poems on the theme of FOOD. The first prize poem will be £100, with additional cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd placed poems. Full details and entry form here Our competition judge is Susan Evans. Susan has won a number […]

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March 10, 2024
Cheltenham Poetry Festival 19 to 27 April

Cheltenham Poetry Festival runs from 19 to 27 April and features various poets at venues around town. More info here

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March 10, 2024
Glouscester History Festival 12 - 14 April

Gloucester History Festival runs from 12 to 14 April and includes an event 'In the Footsteps of Du Fu: China's Greatest Poet' with acclaimed historian Michael Wood on 12 April, 6pm at Blackfriars. More info here

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March 8, 2024
Oh Crumbs Festival - 14th/15th March

OH CRUMBS is sad to share the news that T.S. Idiot is unable to visit the Festival on 14th & 15th March So joining the performances of Maggie Clutterbuck's 2 short plays 'In The Forest' which feature-mask led   story telling  exploring the myths and mysteries of the Past and the frustrations of using new […]

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March 8, 2024
Stroud Short Stories - submissions open until 24 March

Stroud Short Stories remains open for submissions on the theme of CHANGE until Sunday 24 March at 23.59 (one minute to midnight). It's free to submit either new or previously published stories of 500-1500 words. Ten will be chosen for the authors to read at the Sunday 12 May event 'Something Better Change' at the […]

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March 4, 2024
GWN March Newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter and haven't received the March one, it may be because of an issue for people with email addresses with http://btinternet.com and http://btopenworld.com If so, email pennygwn@gmail.com and I'll resend, hoping the email will get through!  If you would like to start subscribing please email me at the same address.

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March 4, 2024
Writers' news - Frank McMahon

Frank McMahon will be launching his third book of poems, “The Light will Always Return”, on April 17 th at 2.15 at Cirencester Rugby Club. Free car parking. Nearest bus stop coming from Cheltenham is Bowling Green Lane. Readings, poetry films, book signing and light refreshments. He is also reading at Cheltenham Library Poetry Cafe […]

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