Theatre Dates

TheatreWe have news this week of two performances featuring members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle, one performing her own one-woman show, while the other is part of a company delivering the words of playwright Terence Frisby. Continue reading

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Last Call For Short Story Writers

 

jennykane-280x300Each year, as part of the Chudleigh Literary Festival we hold our monthly Chudleigh Writers’ Circle meeting in the marquee; usually with a great outside speaker as our workshop leader. And this year is no exception, as we will be working again with the wonderfully dynamic Jenny Kane. Continue reading

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Are You Ready To Face The Dragons?

DragonThere’s a band of dragons heading for Chudleigh Literary Festival next month and we’re looking for heroes and heroines who are ready to face up to them.  But not just any old heroes and heroines. We need writers, novelists in fact. And it doesn’t matter whether you are a newbie, working on your first novel; or a seasoned regular on the publishing scene, you are all eligible to take part. Continue reading

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The Business of Writing

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Author and CWC Treasurer, Elizabeth Ducie, has a very busy week coming up. This Thursday she’s re-launching not one, not two, but three books, all on the same day. She’ll be having a party to celebrate; and everyone’s invited! Continue reading

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All Down To The Con Club

The name of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle will be ringing through the town’s Constitutional Club tonight (Sunday) as Cabaret Sauvignon hits town for its latest extravaganza.  Continue reading

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Whose Turn For The Mic?

One of the most popular aspects of our Literary Festival has always been the Open Mic session. In our first year, 2011, it took up a large part of the afternoon. And we learned some valuable lessons. Not least to limit the time for each reader and manage the order of speakers so the long sad story that’s guaranteed to bring the audience down is sandwiched between shorter, preferably funny pieces; performance poets are very good for that!  Continue reading

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News Round-Up

This week, there’s news of success for one member; a bitter-sweet achievement for another; and an update on this year’s Literary Festival. Continue reading

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Members Celebrate World Book Night

Alan De Pledge, MC for the day, with the World Book Event audience.

Last Saturday, two members of CWC were among fifty readers and writers attending the third annual World Book extravaganza at the fabulous Stoke Lodge Hotel in Stoke Fleming, Devon. The brain-child of Annette Shaw, Books Editor for Devon Life, it is always a fascinating, fun-filled day with writerly conversation, brilliant networking opportunities and truly  wonderful food.

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Members’ Successes

Two members of CWC reported good news at our monthly meeting last week:

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The Art of Collaboration

Photo by David Knowles

Back in Spring 2017, we were delighted to accept an invitation from Newton Abbot Writers’ Group to join them in a Joint Arts Project with Newton Abbot Photographic Group and Newton Abbot Art Group. Together, the three groups are working towards an exhibition exploring the transition from photograph to word to painting. Continue reading

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