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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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Celebrating local success…

Writers and Performers News- Congratulations all ! Barry Faulkner's 9th novel in the DCS Palmer and the Serial Murder Squad series, Ministry of…

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Calls and Opportunities…

Cheltenham Poetry Festival are organising two competitions, in the run up to next year’s Festival.  Among other prizes, both competitions include an…

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Cheltenham Poetry Festival

Now celebrating its 10th year... The 2020 Cheltenham Poetry Festival runs between 15th and 26th April, and features both locally-based  and…

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A sad goodbye to Guy, our webmaster

A sad goodbye to Guy, our webmaster We are very sorry to announce that Guy Hunter, our webmaster, is leaving the GWN team. Guy has done a wonderful…

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Article – Keeping a writer’s notebook

Photo and article: David W. Berner I have little notebooks everywhere. In my bag, in my car, on my desks. Several are on my desks.…

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Stroud Short Stories – open for submissions

Stroud Short Stories is open for submissions.   Stroud Short Stories is currently open for submissions for its special 20th event dedicated to…

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New Poetry Group Launches in Stroud

Welcome to 'The Ale House Poetry Group' Please see detail in our calandar entry 27th January We look forward to welcoming you in due course )  

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Evesham Festival of Words 2020 – Main Weekend details

Friday  26 June10.45 –11.45 am Illustrated talk: ‘Libraries of the World -More Than Just Books’ with Sue Ablett (Wallace House) (Tickets £6,…

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Writing space available at Snowshill Manor

In 2020 Snowshill Manor and Garden is offering a space for creative workshops and courses on Saturdays and Sundays at a low day rate which includes…

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Happy Christmas from GWN

Seasons Greetings from the team at GWN. It has a been a fantastic year for Gloucestershire writers and it's been our pleasure to keep you updated on…

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‘There’s Nothing There’ – Review

I'm not visiting the Black Forest now! A review I blame “There's Nothing There,“ a play by Black Dog Productions in collaboration with Apricity…

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Annual Glosink event

GLOSINK AT PEPPERS invites you to our annual reading of prose and poetry at Peppers Cafe in Gloucester on Friday, December 13, 2019 from…

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