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July 27, 2022
Peter Turnham - author

Peter Turnham came to writing during enforced rest after snapping his Achilles tendon.  In sheer desperation he decided he was going to write a novel, finding the challenge immensely rewarding and enjoyable with currently four novels to his name.  Though he now lives in the Cotswolds, his first novel in the 'None Stood Taller' series […]

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July 27, 2022
Montpellier Writers Group

Montpellier Writers Group was established in 2006 and founded by Liggy Webb. The group meets monthly at The Strand in Cheltenham High Street. We welcome anyone who would enjoy being part of an informal group that allows creative juices to flow and provides a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to write. For more information email liggy@liggywebb.com

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July 27, 2022
Alliance of Independent Authors

The group that used to meet at the Suffolk Anthology has had a change of name and now meets on Zoom on Tuesday afternoons once a month. You can sign up for the sessions via Meetup (www.meetup.com). The group is now administered by John Lynch. The meetings are especially useful for writers who’ve been working […]

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July 27, 2022
New Bohemians Summer Party 19 August

The New Bohemians' summer party will feature the Cheltenham launch of Alison Brackenbury's new poetry collection 'Thorpeness' together with music from Johnny Copin and Geoff March Ticket £8 to include drinks and party fare. Time:  7.30 pm To reserve your seats please email su@deepspaceworks.co.uk Venue:  deepspaceworks, 11 Hamilton Street, Cheltenham, GL53 8HN Free parking:  by […]

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July 12, 2022
Buzzwords, Sunday 17 July

The next Buzzwords is Sunday 17th July, upstairs at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham Workshop lead by Frank McMahon 7pm Open mic and readings 8pm Guest poet Frank McMahon pay on the door, £5 waged, £3 unwaged. The Buzzwords Poetry competition is open, please spread the word.  More info here  

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July 7, 2022
The Gardening Times - forthcoming tour

'The Gardening Times' co-written by Caroline and Angela Summerfield will be performed by the award-winning Natura Contemporary Theatre Company at the  Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham (28th/29th September), Garden Pavilion, Museum in the Park, Stroud (1st October) and Coach House Theatre, Malvern (8th October).  It tells the story of how a North Gloucestershire garden was created by […]

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July 7, 2022
Creative Writing Group, The Roses, Tewkesbury

Playwright Caroline Summerfield is running Creative Writing Workshops at the Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury as part of the Feel Good Festival.   More details here  

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July 4, 2022
Cheltenham Poetry Festival 'comes home' for 2022

Cheltenham Poetry Festival will be ‘coming home’ this year. The festival returns to the town after 2 years of running world-wide poetry events online and in September 2022 celebrates Gloucestershire poets - past, present and future - in a 10-day feast of live literature.  The festival will take Gloucestershire to the world by showcasing the […]

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July 4, 2022
My Favourite Dog, a play based on Val Ormrod's memoir about caring for her father with dementia.

My Favourite Dog, a stage adaptation based on Val Ormrod's memoir, In My Father’s Memory, about caring for her father with dementia, will be performed in various venues through the summer. Details of tickets here:

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June 8, 2022
An invitation from RJ Devlin to the launch of her first novel 'SNOWFLAKES'

'People forget that the Earth's not just about trees. It's about us.' One-time member of Dean Writers Circle, RJ Devlin invites you to the launch of her first novel 'SNOWFLAKES' which follows the journey of an eco-activist across twenty years of campaigning, from the road protests of the '90s to 21st century keyboard warriors. Travel […]

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June 4, 2022
Somewhere Else Writers anthology

Cirencester based writing group, SOMEWHERE ELSE WRITERS, have published an anthology, 'OFF THE WALL’ to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the group’s formation. The Anthology contains poetry and stories created by both current members and those who have moved on to other places. The book was launched at an event in Fairford Library on Wednesday 1st June […]

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June 4, 2022
Comedy writing course at the Sub Rooms in Stroud starts Tuesday 7 June.

Chris Head is a Stroud based comedy teacher, author and director who teaches comedy writing for BBC Writersroom, Bath Spa University and the British Library. He's running a comedy writing course at the Sub Rooms in Stroud on Tuesday nights starting on 7th June. He is offering two discounted places for all who are part […]

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