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First Prize for Christine Griffin

Congratulations to Christine! Her poem, ‘Camera Obscura’, was awarded first prize in the Evesham Festival of Words Poetry Competition.

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Sharing is Caring

In times like these, sometimes it feels like there is nothing but bad news. Julie Nancy has recently shared her story with us; a heart-warming,…

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The George Floyd Short Story Competition

Nottingham Writers' Studio (UK) have recently launched 'Black Lives: The George Floyd Short Story Competition' to increase diversity in publishing…

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Lockdown Exploits

When lockdown began, my husband Peter and I knew we had a chance to put a long-held ambition into practice; to draw together all the tools and…

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Of Earth And Sky

The Gloucester Culture Trust are starting a new project called Of Earth And Sky, which is a city wide art installation featuring words and poetry…

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New Poetry Collection by Derek Healy

Gloucestershire poet Derek Healy (recently exiled to the Malverns) has just had his second full length collection published. Called "Home", it is…

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Buzzwords Poetry Competition

Situation depending, Buzzwords' monthly meet will not recommence until September at the earliest. However, the Buzzwords poetry competition is…

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Perspectives Magazine

Perspectives magazine, produced by Cheltenham Arts Council, has some fascinating articles about the arts in Cheltenham and the effects of Lockdown.…

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Competition Deadline Coming Up Fast

The Gloucestershire Writers' Network 2020 Competition deadline is fast approaching. Submit your prose or poetry by midnight, 12th July 2020 for your…

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Kathryn Alderman Reviews ‘Hex’ by Jennie Farley

Kathryn Alderman reviews Hex by Jennie Farley in Ink Sweat and Tears, the poetry and prose webzine, exploring poetry that takes the reader on a…

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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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