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K. Lorraine Kiidumae – ‘River of Forgiveness’

Lorraine is a Canadian writer who will be coming to study in the UK this autumn with the University of Gloucestershire MA Program in Creative…

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The Curse of The Sapphire Blade, a Black Dog Production at The Cotswold Playhouse Stroud, Saturday July 10th – Review by Sharon Webster

Described as a “light-hearted, fantasy romp”, this play written by Russell Eccleston, the actor who plays Rivac, and a co-founder of Black Dog…

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‘When this is all over . . .’ – a Covid anthology, ed Jan Moran Neil and Adrian Spalding

Writers from all over the world have contributed work to this anthology about the pandemic, including Gloucestershire writers Sheila Johnson,…

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All They Will Call You

GARAS volunteer, Ian Parker-Dodd, has written a collection of poetry entitled All They Will Call You. Ian says, “this book was inspired in the time…

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Robin Gilbert

Robin Gilbert's 'Hamlet, Prince of Wenlock' pastiche is one of five winning poems published in Lighten Up Online issue 54.  You can read it here.…

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Cheltenham Radio – new podcast

Cheltenham Radio is a local podcast radio station for news, events and more, started 3 months ago.  A new feature is a monthly podcast called…

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Bryony Pearce – novelist and short story writer

Bryony lives in the Forest of Dean, having moved there from Cheshire six years ago. Bryony has sold eleven books to publishers and has had nine Young…

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To Dads- with love, ed Aurelien Thomas

To Dads- with Love is a poetical journey celebrating fathers and fatherhood. Congratulations to all the poets, especially those from Gloucestershire…

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Read our June 2021 newsletter here

The GWN News June 2021 Hello and welcome to this month’s newsletter. The Gloucestershire Writers’ Network Writing Competition 2021 Supported by The…

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Oh Crumbs sourced from the Forest of Dean, no. 35, Thursday 20th May (appears every 2 weeks)

It is an evening of words tossed above and propelled from lungs. There will be poems, stories, songs, performances from many different places and…

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Write Here… online novel-writing course – discounted places

Write Here online novel-writing courses have contacted us with the following offer.  If you would like to know more please email them -…

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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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