Monthly Archives: October 2019

Budleigh Salterton 2019 Part 2

Elizabeth Ducie

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

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A River of Words Flows Through Exeter

logoThree 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

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Budleigh Salterton 2019 Part 1

Margaret BThis 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

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Glastonbury Champion Returns!

JJ G performThis 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

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