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June 19, 2021
Robin Gilbert

Robin Gilbert's 'Hamlet, Prince of Wenlock' pastiche is one of five winning poems published in Lighten Up Online issue 54.  You can read it here.  

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June 19, 2021
Cheltenham Radio - new podcast

Cheltenham Radio is a local podcast radio station for news, events and more, started 3 months ago.  A new feature is a monthly podcast called Cheltenham Radio Book Club with the aim of reading mostly authors from the South West and inviting them to a Q & A session about the book which has been […]

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June 18, 2021
Bryony Pearce - novelist and short story writer

Bryony lives in the Forest of Dean, having moved there from Cheshire six years ago. Bryony has sold eleven books to publishers and has had nine Young Adult titles published (mainly dark thrillers and horror).  Her adult debut 'The Girl on the Platform' is a domestic noir thriller and came out in April (with Avon […]

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June 17, 2021
To Dads- with love, ed Aurelien Thomas

To Dads- with Love is a poetical journey celebrating fathers and fatherhood. Congratulations to all the poets, especially those from Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire whose work is featured including Angela France, Susannah White, Sharon Larkin, Michael Newman, Catherine Baker, Frances March and Christine Griffin. To Dads- with Love is available in paperback from Amazon.  Details […]

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June 1, 2021
Read our June 2021 newsletter here

The GWN News June 2021 Hello and welcome to this month’s newsletter. The Gloucestershire Writers’ Network Writing Competition 2021 Supported by The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival There is still time to enter our competition. Theme: Signposts Closing Date: 30th June Prose Judge: Debbie Young. Entries up to 750 words. Poetry Judge: Carrie […]

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May 24, 2021
Crumps Barn Studio

On the second Saturday of every month, Crumps Barn Studio hosts an online writing group for authors of poetry, memoir and fiction. It is ideal for both established authors who are looking for some support, and for those who are new to writing who are looking for some tips to help you get started. Joining […]

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May 24, 2021
Oh Crumbs

This group was set up by Leonard Custard, apprentice clown, Maggie Clutterbuck, Forest Bard & variety star Darren Hoskins who decided there was a gap in the Forest of Dean for writers, poets, performers, story tellers etc. The Bream Coffee shop agreed to host a regular monthly evening and since then they have enjoyed healthy […]

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May 24, 2021
The Phare

The Phare holds a writing group which is free to attend. Writers work for half an hour either to write to a prompt or to work on their own pieces. At the end there is opportunity to read out your work if you want to. They also run workshops with feedback for writers on their […]

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May 24, 2021
Somewhere Else Writers Group, Cirencester

Our group was created about six years ago and meets, now on-line, every Wednesday afternoon. Our work covers poetry novels, short stories, drama, including radio plays on Corinium Radio and commissioned plays. We created and produced for loal radio six episodes of The Inn on the Green, very loosely modelled on The Archers. Our writers […]

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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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