Fleeting Impressions of Swanwick (Part 1)

LogoSwanwick is the well-known summer writing school held every year in, well, Swanwick Derbyshire, the Hayes Conference Centre.

Sometime ago, we decided to attend and share the drive up and back together. Of course, once Kate McCormick, who is more involved in the organisation, heard she suggested we wrote a joint posting for the CWC blog. So, here is our daily joint impressions of Swanwick from Bea Hutchings a “white badger” (first visit) and Steve Male more a grubby grey badger (second visit). Continue reading

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Imagine a Short Story Workshop at ChudLitFest…

On the morning of Chudleigh Literary Festival, we were treated to a short story workshop with Jenny Kane.

Jenny is well known for her Another Cup of Coffee series of novels, The Folville Chronicles, written as Jennifer Ash, and is also renowned erotica writer, Kay Jaybee. She is the co-founder of ‘Imagine Creative Writing Workshops’ along with writer, Alison Knight, and runs workshops and writing retreats throughout the South West. Continue reading

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Facing The Chudleigh Dragons (Part 2)

Last week, we heard from two members of CWC about the new feature of the Literary Festival. This week we hear from  Suzanne McConagy, a guest from Torquay who heard about the competition via the internet and decided to come along and have a go. Continue reading

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Facing the Chudleigh Dragons

A new event took place at this year’s Literary Festival; ‘Face the Chudleigh Dragons’. This week we hear from two members of Chudleigh Writers: Angela Wooldridge, talking from the point of view of a member of the audience; and Bea Hutchings, who was one of the first contenders to enter the Chudleigh Dragons’ Den.  Continue reading

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Duet In Words And Pictures

PicturesVice-Chair, Anne Chinneck, reflects on DUET IN WORDS AND PICTURES, a recent exhibition in Chudleigh Church in which Chudleigh Writers’ Circle collaborated with Newton Abbot Writers Group and Newton Abbot Photographic Group. Continue reading

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What A Day! and Bea’s Poetry

It’s taken almost a year to plan and organise, and suddenly it’s all over! We held Chudleigh Literary Festival last Wednesday and the whole day was a great success. Over the next few weeks, various members of CWC will be posting their views of the different elements of the day, but there are a couple of things to say up front. Continue reading

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Duet In Words and Picture

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Photo by David Knowles

For the past year, Chudleigh Writers Circle has been taking part in a Joint Arts Project with Newton Abbot Writers Group, Newton Abbot Photographic Group and Newton Art Group. The project will culminate in an exhibition in Teignmouth in November. However, this week, we have reached an interim stage.  Continue reading

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Update on the Chudleigh Dragons…

We’ve read all the entries and we’ve come to a decision. There will be eight presentations to the Chudleigh Dragons on Wednesday 11th July. It’s going to be a fun afternoon, so do come along and support these local authors sharing their latest work-in-progress and pitching for a great prize at the same time.

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Penzance Literary Festival

penzance-literary-festival-logo-1CWC member Elizabeth Ducie is getting very excited about her forthcoming appearances at Penzance Literary Festival. And this week, she tells us what she’s planning to talk about. Continue reading

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Five plus 1 (or possibly Timmy) Go To Spain

JG 1[This week’s post is written by CWC member, Jean Grimsey.] Some time ago the five organisers of Poetry Teignmouth and Teignmouth Poetry Festival invited me to join them for a weeklong poetry bash this May in Relleu, a village high in the hills above Alicante. Continue reading

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