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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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Review: Abdul-Ahad Patel

A Bit More Than A Book Launch, Abdul-Ahad Patel introduces his book “The Ghost of Shaolin”  at The Wilson, Cheltenham, 31st August 2019 This was a…

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Anna Saunders – private coaching

Would you like to work with a writing mentor, a coach who will give you one-to-one guidance and feedback on your work, AND offer advice on where to…

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Stroud Short Stories Competition.

STROUD SHORT STORIES CLOSES ON 29 SEPTEMBER Stroud Short Stories is currently open for your submissions but closes at the end of Sunday 29 September.…

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Buzzwords – final competition call ;)

This is the last day to polish your entries and send them off to Buzzwords. 1st prize-£600.   Runner-up- £300.    5 x commended-£50 each. Sole Judge:…

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Competition Results 2019

Competition 2019 Results We are delighted to announce the results of the Gloucestershire Writers’ Network Competition 2019 on the theme of ‘Numbers’…

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Playwriting Workshops for Schools

Papatango Theatre Company are offering free playwriting workshops to schools in the south west, with slots slots available for Autumn 2019 and Spring…

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Be the next Poet Laureate…

The Hunt is on! Searching for Gloucestershire’s Next Poet Laureate. Nominations are open from now until the closing date on Friday 27th…

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Submissions open…

Submission Opportunity for Dear Dylan Calling all DylanThomas fans - we would love you to submit to our forthcoming collection of poems/letters…

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Local Success Stories…

Writers and Performers News- Congratulations one and all ! Chloe Jacquet reached the semi-finals of the Hammer  & Tongue National Poetry Slam…

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Beyond the Book: Calling Digital Writers

The creative writing incubator Paper Nations has launched a new digital writing commission to support writers in the South West (Wiltshire, Somerset…

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SSS – Advance Notice

STROUD SHORT STORIES Stroud Short Stories will open for submissions to its 10 November event on Sunday 18 August. Submissions will close on Sunday…

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When Jane Austen came to town…

Presented by Natura Contemporary Theatre What really happened when Jane Austen visited Cheltenham in May 1816? In this sparklingly witty and…

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Book Launch – Abdul-Ahad Patel

I am holding a book launch at The Wilson in Cheltenham on 31/08/2019 at 2PM. The event is invite only for 50 limited edition copies of my short-story…

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CREATIVE WRITING WEEKEND – ‘Writing for Magazines’

A Weekend Writing Course... (6 - 8 September 2019 I am organising a weekend writing course on the 6th September in Cirencester and wondered if any…

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Thank you

...to every one who entered our Competition 2019. We hope your enjoyed meeting the challenge of our 'Numbers' theme. If you took inspiration from our…

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Cheltenham Writers’ Circle

Did you know?  Cheltenham Writers’ Circle has a new Chair and a new venue. Our new chair is Howard Smith and our new venue is The Tivoli in Suffolk…

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Final Day !

Hello Writers We've reached the FINAL DAY of this year's GWN competition. Please send us your prose & poetry by midnight tonight. Our judges…

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Final countdown – 1 week to go !

Good morning Writers Here’s your one week – FINAL reminder! Our Numbers themed competition closes on the 14th July – You have just 1 week to complete…

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Dean Writer’s Circle – New Website

Dean Writers Circle has recently launched its new website where you can find out about their meetings and various upcoming events. On Wednesday 31st…

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Countdown… 2

Good morning Writers Here is your two week reminder! Our Numbers themed competition closes on the 14th July – You have just 2 weeks to complete and…

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Countdown… 3

Good morning Writers Here’s your three week reminder! Our Numbers themed competition closes on the 14th July – You have just 3 weeks to complete and…

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Countdown… 4

Hello Writers Here is your 4 week reminder! Our Numbers themed competition closes on the 14th July – You have just 4 weeks to complete and submit…

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Congratulations to Gloucestershire Writers

Congratulations to Gloucestershire Writers Annie Ellis’ poem “Dear Anne Boleyn” and Sharon Larkin’s poem “Scaredy Cats” was published by Snakeskin…

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Countdown… 5

Good morning writers. Here is your five week reminder! Our Numbers themed competition closes on the 14th July – You have just 5 weeks to complete and…

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Stroud Book Festival – Competition

Hello!   I’m thrilled to send on the details of the Stroud Book Festival writing competitions for 2019.   I attach the press releases, and…

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Mishka Shubaly hits town…!

Mishka Shubaly BESTSELLING AUTHOR, CULT SONGWRITER, STORYTELLER, SMARTASS Brace yourselves...  On 22nd June - Mishka Shubaly hits town. This is part…

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Countdown…6

Here is your six week reminder... Our Numbers themed competition closes on the 14th July – You have just 6 weeks to complete and submit your entry…

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