We post poetry and writing news, reviews and events from Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas. If you have news you think would be suitable for us to share, please send an email to admin@gloswriters.org.uk

Novel writing course – Birmingham

A seven-week novel-writing course begins on Wednesday 5 June. The course is taught by bestselling novelist Helen Cross (author of My Summer of Love…

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Spotlight on… Glosink.

Every so often we feature a GWN member group:  To introduce them to a wider audience and hopefully attract new members. If you would like to feature…

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News from our friends in Evesham ;)

Here is a summary of new events from our friends in Evesham. Their Year long festival and details from their main event in June   Friday 24th…

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Julia Donaldson at SBF 2019!

 JULIA DONALDSON TO HEADLINE CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME AT STROUD BOOK FESTIVAL 2019 The Directors of the Stroud Book Festival are overjoyed to announce…

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SSS – news and updates

STROUD SHORT STORIES SOLD OUT Stroud Short Stories has sold out its new venue, the 150-seater Cotswold Playhouse, for its 18th event Incendiary! on…

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GWN Competition – pass it on ;)

The Annual GWN competition, in association with The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, is now open for submissions ... In…

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Writing for Peace

Following the successful Writing for Peace event in Tintern Abbey last September, we are currently putting together an…

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Congratulations to Gloucestershire Writers…

Congratulations to Gloucestershire Writers: Jean Cooper Moran's play 'The Good Daughter' has been shortlisted for the 2018 Kenneth Branagh Drama…

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Video Poem – Matryoshka

Following her attendance at a 'Surreal Poetry Workshop' - Poet. Iris Lewis has collaborated with filmmaker Helen Dewsberry to develop a film of her…

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Call for Submissions…

We are about to open for submissions for our next Writers Unchained Story Sunday event in Bristol. Our next Story Sunday has a theme of UNREAL, our…

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Big Book Weekend – Tetbury

Introducing Tetbury's New festival - 'Big Book Weekend' 3rd  - 6th May 2019 4 days of authors, artists, academics and craftspeople talking about and…

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SSS – Tickets now available

Stroud Short Stories Ticket Information Tickets are now available for the 18th Stroud Short Stories event Incendiary! to be held on Sunday 19 May at…

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Call for writers / Corinium Radio Writers’ Room

Dates available for recording in the Writers’ Room in August, September, October 2019. Please let me know if and when you would like to come…

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GWN Calendar

The team at GWN continue to grow and develop the website as a Hub for all local writers. As part of our ongoing process of improvement, we  have…

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Writer’s Success Stories…

Congratulations to Gloucestershire Writers: Belinda Rimmer’s collection “Touching Sharks in Monaco” was chosen as the winner of Indigo Dreams’ first…

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Mishka Shubaly hits Cheltenham!

Mishka Shubaly BESTSELLING AUTHOR, CULT SONGWRITER, STORYTELLER, SMARTASS Brace yourselves...  On 22nd June - Mishka Shubaly hits town. This is…

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BBC RADIO GWN Competition launch

Please follow the link to hear the Radio launch of our 2019 Competition GWN Chair Kathryn Alderman and Prose Judge Amanda Reynolds join Dominic…

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GWN Competition Launch 2019

The Annual GWN competition, in association with The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, has been launched today. 2019…

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Spring Photo Competition WInner

Thank you for your entries to our inaugural photo Competition.  We received an amazing 32 photographs! Kathryn and Penny had the pleasure of looking…

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News from Stanza

Sharon Larkin has recently been appointed as Gloucestershire Representative of The Poetry Society (London) Stanza reps will be meeting at The Poetry…

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Haiku at Slimbridge

Booking is now open for Haiku at Slimbridge; a visit to the famous wildlife sanctuary in Gloucestershire, in the south west of England, where Call…

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IAN McEWAN TO HEADLINE STROUD BOOK FESTIVAL 2019

The Directors of the Stroud Book Festival are delighted to announce that this year’s Festival will be held from 6 - 10 November 2019. It will be…

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GWN Competition

GWN Competition   We hope to announce details of the 2019 GWN Writing Competition very soon (both on the website and a dedicated mail-out to our…

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Congratulations…

Christine Griffin’s poem ‘Silk Road’ won the Graffiti Travel Poetry Competition. Also her story ‘Matt and Zoe 4ever’ was a runner-up in the Graffiti…

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Spring Picture Competition

  Dear all Are you also a budding photographer..? Do you find inspiration from nature and the seasons?   In addition to our flagship Poetry…

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University of Glos. – Creative Writing Anthology

  Call for Creative Writing submissions What does heritage mean to you? Family, identity, history… or something more? The 2019 UOG Creative…

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Carolyn Shanti – Book Launch

‘Trap, Prey, Lust' by Carolyn Shanti   Carolyn Shanti is a Cheltenham writer whose book ‘Trap, Prey, Lust’ concerns the hidden sexual crimes of…

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Stroud Short Stories + Competition Launch

Stroud Short Stories - New dates, new theme, new venue! The next Stroud Short Stories event will be held on Sunday 19 May 2019 at a new venue, The…

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