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Free Creative Writing Workshops and Courses with Amy Scott

Amy Scott is a writer and editor, working with new writers setting out with their first novels, and offering free creative writing courses and…

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Barry Faulkner’s New Releases

The first two books in Barry Faulkner's DCS Palmer and the Serial murder Squad series will be offered as a single volume FREE ebook as a taster on…

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University of Gloucestershire 2021 New Writing Anthology

VOICES As a society we all have VOICES. As individuals we use our voices to communicate, inspire and more. This can be reflected in our storytelling…

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Free half-term Puppetry Performance

🗓 Mon 15th - Fri 19th February 💻Online (via YouTube) 🎟 Free (no booking required) ⭐️ Written and performed…

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Workshop with Dialect Writers

Workshops - Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7pm - 9pm  Are you looking for a space to share work and get feedback? Dialect writers have four spots…

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Steel Jackdaw Submissions Open

Steel Jackdaw is a new arts magazine, which celebrates creative expression and promotes positive environmental and social change. The first edition…

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Superlative Literary Journal Accepting Submissions

Superlative, The Short Story Literary Journal, publishes quality work by aspiring short story writers, in order to promote new, developing authors…

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Stroud Short Stories Open for Submissions

STROUD SHORT STORIES OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS Stroud Short Stories, this year celebrating its 10th birthday, is open for submissions from Gloucs &…

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Mentoring with Dialect Writers

Dialect Writers have announced a mentoring scheme that aims to give a boost to those who are working towards their first novel / short story…

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Creative Opportunities

For anybody scouring the web for unique creative opportunities, here are a few places that might aid your search. Literature works, who's mission is…

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Follow the Sun Literature and Writing Conference 28-30th Jan

On 28th-30th January, an exciting new online literature and writing conference, Follow the Sun, will take place across the globe. The event is run by…

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Christine Griffin’s ‘Once Upon a Time’

Christine Griffin's story, 'Once Upon a Time', was runner-up in Writing Magazine's short story competition.   Click here to view the winners and…

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Waymarks by Gill Garrett

Gill Garrett, a previous GWN committee member and winner of the GWN poetry prize in 2013 and 2016, has a new collection out with Graffiti Books.…

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Resilience 2020 Anthology

The 2020 prose and poetry anthology, 'Resilience', has been published by Dean Writers Circle. Featuring prose writers and poets who either live in or…

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Photo Competition Winners!

Congratulations to our seasonal photography competition winners: Four Winter Trees at Eventide (Caroline Summerfield)   Four Winter Trees at…

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Gloucestershire Writers’ Network Winter Photo Competition

Can you capture the essence of this time of year in a photograph?   We are running a fun competition to celebrate all that is beautiful,…

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Poetry by Iris Anne Lewis

Three poems by Iris Anne Lewis have been published in the Winter 2020 issue of The High Window. The poems ‘Autumn Migration’, ’November’ and, ‘Carol’…

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Going Up Camborne Hill by Selwyn Morgan

Selwyn Morgan of Somewhere Else Writers has recently published the novel Going up Camborne Hill. The novel, an extended family saga, spans several…

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Covid-inspired Poetry Anthology

Frank McMahon from Cirencester has had three poems published in a Covid-inspired anthology entitled, Can you hear the people sing?, published by…

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Gloucestershire Writers and Performers

Frances March’s poetry was specially commended in Freedom from Torture’s recent 'Resilience' competition. Belinda Rimmer is a runner-up in the…

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‘Take It By The Line’ by Chloë Jacquet

Black Eyes Publishing UK have recently released Chloë Jacquet's first poetry collection, entitled 'Take It By The Line', which includes some of her…

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Natural Causes – Poetry and Prose 1994 – 2019 (W. E. Holloway)

Shurdington-based writer, Bill Holloway, has recently published Natural Causes – Poetry and Prose 1994 – 2019. The book is a mixture of light and…

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Dialect Autumn Workshops

This November, we are delighted to be welcoming award-winning writers Liz Berry, Louisa Adjoa Parker, Alice Jolly and Fiona Benson to bring you…

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GWN 2020 Winners’ Event

On Sunday 4th October we celebrated the successful entries to our poetry and prose competition, on the theme of “My World,” at The Times and The…

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Superlative

The Gloucestershire-based literary journal, Superlative, has selected its winners and contributors for its 2020 'New Beginnings' short story…

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Christine Griffin

Christine Griffin's poem, 'Naming Words', was published in the September edition of Snakeskin. Click here to view it.

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New Stroud Writing Group

Are you writing a work of fiction, or maybe a novel or collection of short stories? Would you like to be part of a weekly online writing group - one…

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Free Zoom Writing Workshops in September

Isolation restrictions are easing in many places, but not in others. So, isolated or not, The Roses Theatre Feel Good Festival are running a 2 free…

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‘In Search of You’, by Patsy Freeman

A local author from Nailsworth, Patsy Freeman, has recently published In Search of You - letters to a daughter, described as: 'Heart-felt, courageous…

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Children’s Book Written during Lockdown – Sophie Ferguson

The lockdown has been a very difficult time for so many but there have been some important positives and I think it is good for us all to acknowledge…

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