The second Exeter Literary Festival took place from 7th to 10th November in a variety of venues across the city. Over the next couple of weeks, we will bring you reports on some of the events. Today, Steve Male talks about an intriguingly-titled session featuring members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. Continue reading
This week, Bea Hutchings brings us a report from this year’s Torbay Poetry Festival, the end of an era. Then, looking forward, she tells us about two upcoming plays she is involved in.
Back in September, several members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle attended a one-day writing event in Totnes. It was a small, but perfectly-formed series of workshops, one of which was led by Jackie Juno; followed by an open mic session and finishing with a Poetry Slam, where Jean Grimsey was a contestant. Today, Lisa Baxter and Elizabeth Ducie give feedback on some of the sessions they attended. Continue reading
This week, we have the second of two reports on author talks at last month’s Budleigh Salterton. CWC member, Elizabeth Ducie, talks about the three events she attended.
“It seems a long time ago, now, and hard to believe as I glance out of the window at the rain-sodden countryside and watch the leaves fall from the trees, but this time last month, Budleigh Salterton was bathed in late summer sunshine as I joined the crowds queuing to hear authors speak at this year’s Literary Festival. I saw three quite diverse authors in one day. Here are some of the highlights from each one. Continue reading
Three members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle are busily practising in front of their mirrors in preparation for appearing in the second annual Exeter Literary Festival, which is coming up very soon. In today’s blog post, we bring you details of their sessions, plus an overview of other highlights from the festival. Continue reading
This week, we have the first of two reports on author talks at last month’s Budleigh Salterton. We start with CWC member, Margaret Barnes, talking about some of the speakers who got her thinking over the four day festival.
“What a fantastic mixture of established authors and new voices; there was something for everyone. From Melanie Reid’s memoir to speculative fiction by Nina Allen, it was a cornucopia of talent. One can’t go to every event, nor would one want to – the brain can only absorb so much.
The talks I did attend always provided something, sometimes just a word or a phrase that set me thinking. Here are a few of them. Continue reading
This week, performance poet, former Bard and Grand Bard of Exeter, and Chudleigh Writers’ Circle member, Jackie Juno tells us about her recent appearances on a very special stage.
“This year I returned to Glastonbury Festival as Poetry Slam Champion, to perform a 20 minute set preceding the 2019 slam. I was also asked to be a judge at the slam. Continue reading
This week, Chudleigh Writers’ Circle member Lisa Baxter brings us exciting news about a play coming to Teignmouth very soon.
“Chatting over coffee after a CWC meeting, I shared the fact that my beautiful and talented daughter is producing, directing and acting in a play, which is being performed in November. The title of the play is Buckets, a contemporary piece that I was having difficulty describing. So, I was challenged, first to come up with a description, and then to write it up for the CWC blog, complete with performance dates and venues. This is my attempt… Continue reading
This week, there’s news of a whole host of writerly events coming up in the next few weeks, several of which feature members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. Whether you are into poetry or prose, there’s bound to be something of interest in this eclectic mix. So get those diaries out…