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News Round-Up

NewsThis week we bring you a round-up of writerly news, some local and some less so. CWC member, Elizabeth Ducie, talks about the upcoming Crediton Literary Festival in which she is taking part. There’s news of a Short Story Competition from Exeter Literary Festival. A neighbouring writers’ group launches a flash fiction anthology. And Winchester Writers’ Festival announces a Virtual Writers’ Weekend. Continue reading

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News Round-Up

NewsThis week we bring you a mix of writerly news, covering a short story competition with some great prizes including a special Devon one; a conference that’s selling tickets at a great rate of knots; and an update on festivals coming to Devon later this year. Continue reading

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Budleigh Salterton 2019 Part 2

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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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Swanwick 2019 Part 2

LogoLast week we heard from Steve Male about his Swanwick 2019 highlights. This week, it’s the turn of Bea Hutchings to take up the story, although one incident in particular is common to both accounts. Continue reading

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Swanwick 2019 Part 1

LogoLast month, three members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle, Bea Hutchings, Steve Male and Elizabeth Ducie, headed north towards Derbyshire to attend the 71st annual Writers’ Summer School at The Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick. Over the next two weeks, we will bring your just a flavour of the week of writerly activities. This week we hear from Steve: Continue reading

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Medieval Murder and Jeopardy In The Chudfest Marquee

Blog PostIn the third and final part of our report on the ninth Chudleigh Literary Festival, held on 10th July in the Chudfest Marquee, CWC member, Maureen Williams takes us back to a thrilling and inspiring evening featuring medieval murder and jeopardy. Continue reading

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Dragons and Networking

DragonIn the second of three reports on the ninth Chudleigh Literary Festival, held earlier this month, we’re focusing on the afternoon’s activities for writers, ably compered by Jackie Juno. We bring you results of the Face the Chudleigh Dragons competition, and feedback from some of the people involved. Continue reading

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Insults Fly In Chudleigh…

Todd 2Over the next few weeks, we’re going to relive some of the highlights of the recent Literary Festival, held as part of the Summer Spectacular of Chudfest and Carnival. This week, long-time member and former Chair of Chudleigh Writers, Manny Lewis, takes us back in time, as she talks about the workshop on writing historic fact and fiction, given by local historian Dr Todd Gray.

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Thanks All Round…

Thanks 2For the ninth straight year, Chudleigh Writers’ Circle hosted a one-day Literary Festival on the Wednesday of Chudfest week, taking over the marquee for a whole twelve hours. And what a great day it was. From the moment people started arriving just after 9am until the last person left more than twelve hours later, we drank tea or coffee until the bar opened; nibbled our way through six packets of biscuits; demolished lunch and supper; and talked writing, writers and words all day! Continue reading

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It’s Nearly Time!

squareAfter months of preparation, we are just a few days away from this year’s Chudleigh Literary Festival, which takes place next Wednesday, 10th July. CWC members have been working really hard in the run-up to the event, and everyone has their jobs on the day. In today’s post, we bring you details of the brave folks facing the Dragons, and a reminder of our guest speakers for the evening. Continue reading

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