Category Archives: Literary Festival

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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Upcoming Writerly Events

What's OnThis week, there’s news of a whole host of writerly events coming up in the next few weeks, several of which feature members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. Whether you are into poetry or prose, there’s bound to be something of interest in this eclectic mix. So get those diaries out…

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The ‘My World, Your World, Our World, Exhibition

ExhibitionThis week, in the final report on this year’s Chudfest activities, Chudleigh Writers’ Circle Secretary, Diana Moyse talks about this year’s Church Exhibition and the contribution made by CWC members. 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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