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Barry Faulkner’s latest book in The Gold Digger series

The second book in the Ben Nevis and The Gold Digger series NATIONAL TREASURE hits the shelves and Amazon on May 7th. This time Ben is mixed up in…

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Stroud Short Stories 10th Birthday Event

Formed in 2011, Stroud Short Stories is celebrating its 10th Birthday with a new event entitled 'Sharp Stars And Old Magic and Other Stories'. The…

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Evesham Festival of Words – Latest News

Here is the latest news from our friends in Evesham Festival Programme: The updated programme for 2021 is available through the website…

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Graffiti prose and poetry competition now open – £100 prize for the winner in each category

Prose Competition Rules Theme: Secrets and Lies 1.   Closing date 31 August 2021. Entries must be in English and be the writer’s own unpublished…

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Tony Domaille – writing for the theatre

Tony Domaille lives in Thornbury and has over twenty scripts published by Lazy Bee Scripts, Pint Sized Plays, and Ilkley Playhouse. His work has been…

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OH Crumbs live in the Forest of Dean Spring Festival April 8-10th 2021

'Oh Crumbs'  "a lively accessible spoken word event" continues to offer live space for poets, story tellers and performers. With a Thursday evening…

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Jennie Farley’s Latest Features

Jennie Farley’s poems from her new collection-in-progress have recently featured in: The Sunday Tribune (The Museum of Dreams) Raceme (The Worry…

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Kathryn Southworth’s New Poetry Pamphlet

Kathryn Southworth’s poetry pamphlet on the death of Virginia Woolf with line drawings by Charles Perrett was published by the letterpress…

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Cheryl Burman’s New Novel ‘Keepers’

Cheryl Burman's new women's historical fiction novel, 'Keepers' was released in early April and is attracting five star reviews. Click here for more…

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Call for Short Story Writers

Submissions are open for the 2021 edition of Superlative!   The theme this year is 'Scapes From landscapes and seascapes, to cityscapes and…

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Somewhere Else Writers Group – Cirencester

Now online every Wednesday afternoon the Somewhere Else Writers Group covers poetry, novels, short stories, drama, including radio plays on Corinium…

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Jan Turk Petrie’s New Novel, ‘Running Behind Time’

There’s a wrinkle in time on the 15:15 train from Paddington to Cheltenham Spa... Jan Turk Petrie is delighted to announce that her new novel,…

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Michael Newman’s Latest Poetry Book

Michael Newman's latest poetry book Seasoned with Nostalgia has been published by KT Publications. Copies available from the author at 18 Courtiers…

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Call for Writers

Clare Roberts, a postgraduate student at the University of Gloucestershire, is putting out a call for writers to help with her ‘Personalised Poetry…

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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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