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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Last 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
In 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
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
This 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.
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
Three 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
This 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
This 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
This 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…