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Final Day !

Hello Writers We've reached the FINAL DAY of this year's GWN competition. Please send us your prose & poetry by midnight tonight. Our judges…

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Final countdown – 1 week to go !

Good morning Writers Here’s your one week – FINAL reminder! Our Numbers themed competition closes on the 14th July – You have just 1 week to complete…

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Dean Writer’s Circle – New Website

Dean Writers Circle has recently launched its new website where you can find out about their meetings and various upcoming events. On Wednesday 31st…

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Countdown… 2

Good morning Writers Here is your two week reminder! Our Numbers themed competition closes on the 14th July – You have just 2 weeks to complete and…

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Countdown… 3

Good morning Writers Here’s your three week reminder! Our Numbers themed competition closes on the 14th July – You have just 3 weeks to complete and…

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Countdown… 4

Hello Writers Here is your 4 week reminder! Our Numbers themed competition closes on the 14th July – You have just 4 weeks to complete and submit…

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Congratulations to Gloucestershire Writers

Congratulations to Gloucestershire Writers Annie Ellis’ poem “Dear Anne Boleyn” and Sharon Larkin’s poem “Scaredy Cats” was published by Snakeskin…

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Countdown… 5

Good morning writers. Here is your five week reminder! Our Numbers themed competition closes on the 14th July – You have just 5 weeks to complete and…

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Stroud Book Festival – Competition

Hello!   I’m thrilled to send on the details of the Stroud Book Festival writing competitions for 2019.   I attach the press releases, and…

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Mishka Shubaly hits town…!

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

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Countdown…6

Here is your six week reminder... Our Numbers themed competition closes on the 14th July – You have just 6 weeks to complete and submit your entry…

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Don’t miss the boat!

Entries have started to arrive for this year's Competition - have you started yet?? To mark the Cheltenham Literature Festival’s 70th anniversary,…

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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 part…

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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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