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May 18, 2021
Oh Crumbs sourced from the Forest of Dean, no. 35, Thursday 20th May (appears every 2 weeks)

It is an evening of words tossed above and propelled from lungs. There will be poems, stories, songs, performances from many different places and many different people. Last time we featured the powerful words of award-winning poet Tess Biddington. In the future we will share the moving songs of acclaimed Irish folk singer Tommy Sands. This […]

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May 18, 2021
Write Here… online novel-writing course - discounted places

Write Here online novel-writing courses have contacted us with the following offer.  If you would like to know more please email them - courses@writehereuk.com You can let them know you have found out about the offer on the GWN website.  We don't have any experience of the course but hopefully it will be worth you […]

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April 30, 2021
Barry Faulkner's latest book in The Gold Digger series

The second book in the Ben Nevis and The Gold Digger series NATIONAL TREASURE hits the shelves and Amazon on May 7th. This time Ben is mixed up in European drug gangs and a kidnapped actress. The paperback is in 'easy-read' 14 point font'.  For more information about Barry's work see here  

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April 29, 2021
Stroud Short Stories 10th Birthday Event

Formed in 2011, Stroud Short Stories is celebrating its 10th Birthday with a new event entitled 'Sharp Stars And Old Magic and Other Stories'. The event is free and unticketed and will be available on the SSS YouTube channel via links on the SSS website (stroudshortstories.blogspot.com) from 7.30 on Sunday 9 May. 90 Gloucestershire writers […]

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April 26, 2021
Graffiti prose and poetry competition now open - £100 prize for the winner in each category

Prose Competition Rules Theme: Secrets and Lies 1.   Closing date 31 August 2021. Entries must be in English and be the writer’s own unpublished work. They must not be on offer for publication or entered in any other current competition. 2.   Maximum length 1,500 words. 3.   Each piece of work, with its title, must be […]

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April 18, 2021
Tony Domaille - writing for the theatre

Tony Domaille lives in Thornbury and has over twenty scripts published by Lazy Bee Scripts, Pint Sized Plays, and Ilkley Playhouse. His work has been produced on BBC Radio and on stage in eighteen countries, including famous locations like Theatre 80 in New York. Many of his plays have been nominated for and received awards. […]

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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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April 8, 2021
Jennie Farley's Latest Features

Jennie Farley’s poems from her new collection-in-progress have recently featured in: The Sunday Tribune (The Museum of Dreams) Raceme (The Worry Doll) Poetry Wales (Bones, The Summer Ghost) Dear Reader (The Lonely Glove, Annabel, Judy’s Hand)

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April 8, 2021
Kathryn Southworth’s New Poetry Pamphlet

Kathryn Southworth’s poetry pamphlet on the death of Virginia Woolf with line drawings by Charles Perrett was published by the letterpress Paekakariki in March. Limited edition copies available from Paekakariki or from Kathryn priced £10. Click here to purchase your copy of A Pure Bead.

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April 8, 2021
Cheryl Burman's New Novel 'Keepers'

Cheryl Burman's new women's historical fiction novel, 'Keepers' was released in early April and is attracting five star reviews. Click here for more information.

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March 31, 2021
Call for Short Story Writers

Submissions are open for the 2021 edition of Superlative!   The theme this year is 'Scapes From landscapes and seascapes, to cityscapes and escapes, please interpret the theme however you choose, but the more intriguing, imaginative and well-crafted your stories are, the better.   Superlative publishes quality work by aspiring short story writers, in order […]

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