Category Archives: Literary Festival

News Round-Up

On the last weekend of June, we bring you a round-up of local writerly news:  a reminder about getting your PLR registrations up to date; a short story competition; a collection of flash fiction including pieces by two CWC members; and an invitation to a local author’s virtual book launch. Continue reading

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Virtual Literary Festivals

Elizabeth Ducie

This week, CWC member, Elizabeth Ducie, talks about the current spate of virtual literary festivals, and how her experience as a member of the audience shaped her behaviour when it was her turn to be a speaker.

“One of the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic is that many, if not all, of this year’s Literary Festivals have been cancelled or postponed. But several of them have taken advantage of technologies such as Zoom, Teams or Crowdcast to set up online alternatives. Continue reading

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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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Exeter Literary Festival Part 2

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Bea Hutchings

Back in November, a number of CWC members took part in the Exeter Literary Festival, as organisers, speakers or members of the audience. This week, Bea Hutchings writes about a fascinating crime-based session she attended. Plus, we bring you breaking news about this year’s festival.

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Our 2020 Plans

2020Last week, we brought you some feedback on our 2019 writerly plans. This week, we’re looking forward to the coming year. We have an overview of the group projects for 2020 and individual objectives from three of our members. Continue reading

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Writing and Reading?

CM1In April this year we introduced Celia Moore, one of the members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. She published her debut novel Fox Halt Farm in 2017, and had just launched its sequel. Last time, Celia talked about her decision to self-publish her novels. Today she is going to share her experience of reading her book to an audience for the first time. Continue reading

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Exeter Literary Festival Part 1

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Steve Male

The second Exeter Literary Festival took place from 7th to 10th November in a variety of venues across the city. Over the next couple of weeks, we will bring you reports on some of the events. Today, Steve Male talks about an intriguingly-titled session featuring members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. Continue reading

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Torbay Poetry and Plays

Brenda HutchingsThis week, Bea Hutchings brings us a report from this year’s Torbay Poetry Festival, the end of an era. Then, looking forward, she tells us about two upcoming plays she is involved in.

 

 

 

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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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