Category Archives: Creative

Poetry and Trees

Performance poet, multiple slam champion, musician and CWC member, Jackie Juno, is having a very busy time at the moment. This week, she tells us about some of her recent gigs; and gives details of what’s coming up in the next few weeks, including a very special charity event for trees. Continue reading

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Outspoken!

Chag O!This week’s post comes from Performance Poet, Poetry Slam supremo and CWC member, Jackie Juno, who tells us about an event that happens this coming Wednesday, 4th December, and on the first Wednesday of each month. 

“I had to look it up in my diary – 3 Feb 2016. That was the date of the first Outspoken! Poetry Open Mic evening in Chagford. That’s nearly four years – and every single evening has been a gem, a jewel, a joy! Continue reading

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Write Now Totnes

Write Now TotnesBack in September, several members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle attended a one-day writing event in Totnes. It was a small, but perfectly-formed series of workshops, one of which was led by Jackie Juno; followed by an open mic session and finishing with a Poetry Slam, where Jean Grimsey was a contestant. Today, Lisa Baxter and Elizabeth Ducie give feedback on some of the sessions they attended. Continue reading

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Into The Woods…

Ugbrooke 7Once or twice a year, the members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle leave the safe surroundings of the Town Hall and venture into the big, wide world to gain inspiration for our writing. This month, we visited the gardens of Ugbrooke House, on the outskirts of town. Today, Bea Hutchings gives us her account of the visit. Continue reading

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Can Your Novel Tame The Dragons?

DragonThere’s just over a week left to get your submission in for this year’s Face The Chudleigh Dragons event. That’s a week to write a 100-200 word blurb and to polish the first page of your masterpiece. It’s a free competition, and there’s a great prize awaiting the best pitch, so what have you got to lose? Continue reading

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The Chudleigh Summer Spectacular

SunriseWe’re already talked quite a bit on here about the Chudleigh Literary Festival, which is coming up on Wednesday 10th July. Today, we thought we’d say a bit about the rest of the Summer Spectacular and how come we have a huge marquee in the middle of town every July. (But in case you’ve missed the Literary Festival details, there’s a quick recap at the bottom of this post.) Continue reading

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Creative Writing Days

JJ and owlThis week we have details of a great opportunity for local writers, brought to you by CWC member, Jackie Juno. Continue reading

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Maureen’s Writer’s Diary

Maureen 2As 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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The Encounter

img_1682 (2)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

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