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March 1, 2024
'Does He Really Do More of That. . .?' - Philip Douch's touring show for 2024

Stroud writer-performer Philip Douch is a two-time winner of the GWN short story competition and a skilled performer of his own fun stories for grown-ups. He is following up his highly successful 2023 Short Stories tour with a new show for 2024. ‘Does He Really Do More Of That…?’ is at Bath, Bristol and Wotton-Under […]

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March 1, 2024
The Inklings, drop-in creative writing group for parents

The Inklings is a drop-in creative writing group for parents. Meeting place:  Fat Toni's, Stroud Wednesdays, 9.30 - 11.30 am Text Ella for more information - 07581388371

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February 27, 2024
An Unexplored Country written by Severn Playwrights (Unapologetics)

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in a mental asylum in the 1950s?  Join Andrew Edwards, a conscientious objector who carries out humanitarian work as an alternative to National Service.  Discover the lives of those unhappy and restless patients who stayed there before being allocated a place at a specialist hospital.  […]

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February 27, 2024
Dialect courses

The 3rd round of Dialect's GROW mentoring scheme is now open, with an extended deadline of March 8th. Our cohort of highly experienced GROW mentor writers are available for one to one sessions, to help writers to clear the space, put the work first and engage meaningfully with their words. If you’ve got a project underway or want to develop something […]

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February 26, 2024
Writers in the Library, Cirencester

Phil Kirby will be introducing his new poetry pamphlet 'Towards a Theory of being Human' at Writers in the Library (Cirencester) at 2pm, Monday 11th March. Open mic and refreshments. Everyone warmly welcome! Writers in the Library, Cirencester happens on the 2nd Monday of the month and includes open mic and refreshments. More info at somewhereelsewriters@gmail.com

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February 26, 2024
Writers' news - Tony Domaille

Tony Domaille has his short plays and monologues airing on Thornbury Radio, each Tuesday at around 7.30pm, and also on ‘Bite Size Theatre with JTP’ podcasts on major platforms. Each piece is ten minutes or less and ideal entertainment for people who don’t have much time to spare! Also in March, Tony’s full-length stage comedy, […]

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February 20, 2024
Poetry news from Stroud

There’s a lot going on in the poetry world around Stroud, and Yew Tree Press hopes to be back with readings at the Museum in the Park once the days have grown a bit.   For the time being, there are other events. Maria Stadnicka’s "Memory House" opens on Wednesday 21st Feb and runs until 26th Feb. All […]

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February 20, 2024
Writers' News - Anne Sheppard

Anne Sheppard has recently had two poems "We Climbed" and "Feathers" published in the Reach Poetry Magazine (with more accepted and in the pipeline) and also had a poem titled "Vincent" featured in Writing Magazine March issue.  Also a long listed poem "Tomorrow I will Grieve for my Country" included in the OPC2023A anthology.

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February 16, 2024
Poets In Progress presents A Night at The Bardic Arms

Forest of Dean poetry group, PIPs (Poets In Progress) presents 'A Night at The Bardic Arms'.  Imagine a village, any village, anywhere. Now imagine its night time and there's a storm raging. Every door is shut tight against the elements except for the olde-worlde pub where there's only one beer, Wretched Wench. Imagine the inside […]

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February 16, 2024
The Phare Flash Dash Competition

The Phare's Flash Dash Prize is a flash fiction competition with a difference. It doesn't have a regular slot in our publishing calendar but will magically pop up every now again, but you'd better be quick submissions are only open for 4 weeks. ​Submissions open 2nd February Enter Flash Dash Prize to win: First prize: £250 […]

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February 16, 2024
Friends of the Dymock Poets Spring Meeting - Saturday 23 March

The FDP Spring meeting will take place in the Village Hall, Kempley, Dymock GL18 2BP on 23 March. In the morning there will be a walk in the Dymock/Kempley area. The afternoon will offer talks on Rupert Brooke and Edward Marsh. The day will finish with a reading of some of Robert Frost’s poems. The […]

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February 13, 2024
Wordmaids

Wordmaids is a women’s writing group that has been running for nearly ten years, led by writer Jarek Adams. We meet monthly (Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm) on Zoom to explore different aspects of writing and to share work in progress for feedback. We also do two live sessions each year in April & September at […]

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