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Maria Stadnicka – ‘Somina’ 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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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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