As writers, it’s easy to lose sight of how we are getting on and what we have achieved in the past week, month or year. This week, Maureen Williams tells us about her writer’s diary and how it is helping her. Continue reading
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This week we bring you a reflection on the tricky process of looking for an agent, written by one of our more recent members, Suzanne McConaghy. Continue reading
This 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
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.
Last 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
After 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
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
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
The 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