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Cheryl Burman’s Free Fantasy Trilogy

Cheryl is a Gloucestershire-based writer who has recently re-launched her fantasy trilogy, Guardians of the Forest. It is free to download on kindle…

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Alison Mace’s second poetry collection

Alison's first collection, Man at the Ice House, was published in December 2019. Her second collection is now due to be published by Dempsey &…

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Oh Crumbs!

Oh Crumbs, the regular spoken word/story telling/performance event based in the Forest of Dean, continues its online live version with an open mic…

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Resilience Anthology for the Dean and Wye Valley community

Resilience, ‘the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness’. Your chance to be published! Deadline is 31st July 2020. Dean Writers…

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Have your short fiction published

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

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Local author, Lois Kingscott, publishes children’s picture book

Lois's recently published children's picture book, Dave and Darcy Go to the Beach, is based on her horse, Dave, who is one of the ponies at Cotswold…

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Evesham Festival of Words Poetry Competition

As well as their Six Word Story Competition (deadline 17th May), Evesham Festival of Words have launched a Poetry Competition (deadline 12th June).…

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Cheltenham Poetry Festival Summer School

Beginning May: free readings, writing triggers, open mics and workshops. Tutors include Angela France, David Clarke, Roy Mcfarlane, and more! Click…

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Six Word Story Competition

'For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.' - Ernest Hemingway Six words that just say everything. One from the last Evesham's Festival of Words'…

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Evesham Festival of Words Short Story Competition Winner Announced

Evesham's Festival of Words Short Story Competition adult winner has been announced (there will be no prizegiving event this year) and you can read…

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Free Wellbeing Webinars

Get involved in free, wellbeing webinars this Easter weekend to raise money for the NHS and care workers. These fun webinars have been designed to…

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Stroud Short Stories – 10 Stories Selected

The 10 stories to be performed at the re-arranged Stroud Short Stories event on Sunday 8 November have been named. 119 submissions were received from…

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EVENT CANCELLATIONS – COVID 19

Unfortunately a number of event organisers have contacted us to say their events have had to be cancelled, in line with Government and Public Health…

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NFP Bid Writing Workshops

Basic and Advanced Bid Writing Workshops Bid Writing: The Basics START 09.00 FINISH 11.30 COST £95.00 TOPICS COVERED Do you know the most common…

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April Buzzwords Cancelled

In the interest of social distancing and helping to keep everyone safe, the April 5th Buzzwords session has been cancelled. We will keep everyone…

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Cheltenham Poetry Festival Rescheduled to Autumn 2020

Cheltenham Poetry Festival is being rescheduled to Autumn 2020, in line with NHS and Government guidance on Coronavirus. The Festival Team will…

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Gloucestershire Poet, Alison Mace, to appear at London Spring Festival

Gloucestershire writer, Alison Mace, will be introducing her first poetry collection, Man at the Ice House, published December 2019 by The High…

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Ghostwriter Wanted

Christie Mclean is looking for a Ghostwriter, ideally female with a sharp sense of humour, to take on an equestrian writing project. Christie made…

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TELL ME ABOUT IT: Blind and visually impaired writers needed for creative project in Cheltenham.

Writer/filmmaker/audio describer Jane Devoy will lead a collaborative project with visually impaired writers leading to a photography, film and audio…

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Writers and Performers News – Congratulations!

Christine Griffin and Judith van Dijkhuizen have poems published this month in Snakeskin Poetry webzine, see here We love to share good news : If you…

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Right to Write – Creative Writing Workshops at Tewkesbury Library

NEW FOR 2020 CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS TEWKESBURY LIBRARY SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 10.30 – 12.30 £8.00 per session Following the success of their…

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“A Place for Writing”

Some news from our neighbours in Oxfordshire..   "A Place for Writing"  One-day Writing Course Buscot Park, Oxfordshire, SN7 8BU   Tuesday 9th…

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Paper Nation introduces Writing Producers’ Scheme

Writing Producers’ Scheme As part of Paper Nations’ ongoing quest to establish the South-West region as a place for writers, we are…

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SSS ‘Disruptive’ stories wanted ;)

4 Weeks to the Deadline It's just 4 weeks to the deadline for submissions to our 20th event on Sunday 19 April at the Cotswold Playhouse. We…

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Barry Faulkner books…

Local writer Barry Faulkner has to books out in February... Book 10 in the Amazon best selling DCS Palmer and The Met's Serial Murder Squad…

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Cornium Radio Opportunities

Below are dates that are still available for anyone interested in talking about writing, sharing their work, publicising books/gigs/workshops etc.…

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Writers and Performers News

Writers and Performers News - Congratulations all ! Rona Laycock’s poem “Sleight of Hand” has been published in the January edition of the Acumen…

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News from our friends in Evesham

Reminder, our 2020 Short Story Competition is now open. Coming soon: Workshops: Stepping into Social Media Workshop with Ellie Stevenson -…

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Wild poetry competition!

Wild Poem Competition.  The theme for the 2020 Cheltenham Poetry Festival is Wild, and so you won’t be surprised to learn that this is the theme for…

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Introducing – Hawkwood College Stroud

Hawkwood College are hosting a number of exciting evening classes and writing workshops in 2020 Hawkwood is an educational charity providing courses,…

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