Monthly Archives: August 2018

Fleeting Impressions of Swanwick (Part 2)

Last week, Steve and Bea talked about their first three days at the Writers’ Summer School in Swanwick, Derbyshire; Bea from the point of view of a first-timer (or white badger, as it’s known) and Steve from the point of view of someone returning for their second visit. Now read on… Continue reading

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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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