Lots Happening Around Now

What's OnThis week we bring you news of some writerly events coming up in the next few weeks. There’s a couple of festivals, covering different aspects of both writing and reading; and a competition with particular interest to writers in Devon. Continue reading

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Meet the Members: Jackie Juno

Chudleigh Writers’ Circle has been around for a good while now. Our numbers have stayed fairly stable at around twenty throughout the past decade, but the faces have changed considerably. Initially we all lived in the town. These days, only a handful of us are very local; Chudleigh now defines where we meet, rather than where we live.  We have produced two anthologies. We run a Literary Festival each year. But who are we? A few of us are very active on social media. Many of us remain in the shadows. But that’s about to change.

We are introducing a new, occasional series where we profile members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. This week, we start with poet and musician, Jackie Juno.

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Chudleigh In The Middle Ages

MJLast week we told you that Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones aka The Black Farmer would be a guest speaker at this year’s Chudleigh Literary Festival on Wednesday 10th July. This week, we are excited to announce that our second guest speaker will be the highly prolific historical novelist, Michael Jecks. Continue reading

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Jeopardy At Literary Festival

we-jAfter last year’s highly successful Chudleigh Literary Festival, the members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle are working hard to make this year’s as good, if not better. And this week, the first details were announced. We are delighted that Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, otherwise known as The Black Farmer, has agreed to be one of our guest speakers in the evening. Continue reading

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The Encounter

img_1682 (2)Regular readers of the blog will know that last year, members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle got together with other local writers, photographers and artists to take part in a joint arts project entitled The Art of Collaboration. Manny Lewis was tasked with writing to a photograph of an old man. So accurate and detailed was her writing that the final piece of art was almost a replica of the original image. This week, Manny imagines what might have happened the night these two pictures met. Continue reading

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Playing To The Crowd?

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Peter Whittle

This month’s blog post comes from CWC Chairman, Peter Whittle, who is musing on the paradox of originality versus familiarity in our work. Continue reading

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Our Writerly Plans For 2019

2019The holidays are over. The last piece of turkey has been eaten (or frozen for that soup you’re planning later in the month). The decorations have been put away for another eleven months and the Christmas cards have all been recycled. It’s time to face the New Year. And, as per tradition, the members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle have been working on their writerly resolutions for 2019. This week we bring you a selection. Continue reading

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That Was The Year That Was…

2018As we reach the end of another year, CWC Vice-Chairman, Anne Chinneck, brings us a review of what we’ve been getting up to.  Continue reading

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Pause for Thought

Recently, CWC member, Celia Moore, was the guest presenter on BBC Radio Devon’s Pause for Thought. Below, she tells us about the experience. [The picture shows Celia, seated, with Laura James of BBC Radio Devon.] Continue reading

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Challenging Writing?

ChallengeWriting challenges; why do we do them? I know many people say writing is a challenge in itself. But that’s another story. What I’m talking about here are the formal challenges, where we give ourselves a target, whether it’s for a set number of words per day, or per month; for a completed piece per day; or simply to write something regularly over a set period of time. I tend to get involved in several each year, so I thought I’d try to analyse this somewhat strange and often stressful behaviour. And for anyone who wants to have a go, I’ve outlined some of my current favourites. Continue reading

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