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New Poetry Group Launches in Stroud

Welcome to 'The Ale House Poetry Group' Please see detail in our calandar entry 27th January We look forward to welcoming you in due course )  

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Evesham Festival of Words 2020 – Main Weekend details

Friday  26 June10.45 –11.45 am Illustrated talk: ‘Libraries of the World -More Than Just Books’ with Sue Ablett (Wallace House) (Tickets £6,…

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Writing space available at Snowshill Manor

In 2020 Snowshill Manor and Garden is offering a space for creative workshops and courses on Saturdays and Sundays at a low day rate which includes…

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Happy Christmas from GWN

Seasons Greetings from the team at GWN. It has a been a fantastic year for Gloucestershire writers and it's been our pleasure to keep you updated on…

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‘There’s Nothing There’ – Review

I'm not visiting the Black Forest now! A review I blame “There's Nothing There,“ a play by Black Dog Productions in collaboration with Apricity…

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Annual Glosink event

GLOSINK AT PEPPERS invites you to our annual reading of prose and poetry at Peppers Cafe in Gloucester on Friday, December 13, 2019 from…

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Papatango New Writing Prize

Opening in 2009, the Papatango New Writing Prize is the biggest playwriting award in the UK, attracting more average annual entries than any other.…

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Writers and Performers News – Congratulations.

Writers and Performers News - Congratulations all ! Chloe Jacquet has been longlisted for the Flash 500 Novel Competition- good luck Chloe ! David…

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Show tickets and writing opportunity ;)

Dear Gloucester Writers, I am excited to share with you information about 'There's Nothing There', which comes to The Cotswold Playhouse on Saturday…

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Frosted Fire Competitions

We are delighted to announce that we are launching two competitions this Autumn: A new SINGLE POEM competition opens on 15 November. Prizes include…

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Maria Stadnicka – ‘Somnia’ Book launch

My next poetry collection, SOMNIA is published by Knives, Forks and Spoons Press, editor Alec Newman, with cover artwork by painter Mark Mawer.  The…

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Welcome to our new Co-Chair

With the departure of Kathryn for a well earned GWN sabatical, we are delighted to welcome Rod Griffiths (CBE) to the GWN team.  Rod brings a wealth…

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Success Stories…

Writers and Performers News - Congratulations all ! Ziggy Dicks has been chosen as Gloucestershire’s next Poet Laureate. Howard and Marilyn Timms’…

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Pamphlet Competition

Frosted Fire Firsts Judges: Dr Angela France, David Clarke, and 2019 competition winner Janet Lees. The 2020 competition offers two prizes of…

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Wild! Competition from CPF…

In keeping with the Wild! theme of our 2020 festival, we are holding a contest for a poem inspired by that theme. Your poem(s) can be as unruly and…

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Corinium Radio needs you!

If you would like the opportunity to record your work for radio - tere are a nmber of opportunities on Corinium Radion in 2020 for you to……

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Stroud Short Stories

Stroud Short Stories 10 November event - Tickets Now on Sale Tickets are now on sale for the 19th Stroud Short Stories event 'Mazurka & Other…

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From little acorns…..

From little acorns..... Report on the GWN event on 6 October by Sharon Webster It is Sunday evening at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Autumn is…

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A Big Thank you

...to every one for making this year's GWN event another success...   Feedback from our winners, guests and the audience were really positive…

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Diwali Celebration

Here are some details of an event that should brighten up an autumn day.  NAPA (Nethra Academy of Performing Arts) are organising a Diwali…

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Graffiti Competitions

Graffiti Magazine Short Story Competition Rules   THEME : SILVER (To celebrate the 25th issue of Graffiti)   1.         Closing date 31 Jan 2020.…

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New – story inspired Escape Rooms

STEP INTO THE STORY How many times do you find yourself reading a book and wishing that you could step into the story? Now a Cheltenham company…

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Editor wanted

Local Author Abdul Patel asks 'Do you know of any editors of fiction that could possibly help me with my novella I plan on publishing next year?…

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Writers’ Room – Recording Sessions

The following dates are available for writers to come into the Writers' Room of Corinium Radio, Cirencester to talk about and share their work.…

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Perspectives magazine – Download

Dear Member of Cheltenham Arts Council, Attached is your copy of the latest edition of Perspectives magazine from Cheltenham Arts Council,…

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Ways to Peace – Review and Pictures

Ways to Peace anthology launch - by Val Ormond Monday 23rd September saw the launch of the Ways to Peace anthology at Tintern Abbey with a packed…

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Tickets selling fast !!

Only 20% of tickets left for our landmark event  - dont miss out ;)) Booking details for the GWN Event (and all of the Festival events) can be found…

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GWN EVENT 2019

Gloucestershire writers and poets will read their work at the Gloucestershire Writers’ Network Competition annual prize-winners’ event at Cheltenham…

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GWN event reviewer required

Hello Are you attending this year's GWN Competition presentation on the 6th October? We'd love to hear fom you if you'd like to write a review piece…

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