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Events In November

This week, we’re bringWhat's Oning you an update on three events coming up within the next month. They are all very different, and yet there is a connection: they all involve words and writing; and they all involve members of CWC in one way or another. Continue reading

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Budleigh Literary Festival (Part 2)

Hilary MantelThis week, we hear from again from CWC member, Margaret Barnes. And this time, she’s talking about a very special workshop, given by a very special author, Dame Hilary Mantel. Continue reading

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Budleigh Literary Festival (Part 1)

BSLFThe Literary Festival in Budleigh Salterton gets bigger and more popular each year. CWC member, Margaret Barnes went along to some of the sessions this year. Today, she tells us about one of the events she attended. And at the end, she has some news of her own too. Continue reading

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Update on Peter’s New Play

Edna.jpgPeter Whittle, Chair of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle, has been entertaining Chudleigh for a long time with his funny and often highly irreverent songs; and with his musical performances. In the past few years, he has branched out into plays where he writes the lyrics, the music and the script. He produced three comedies: Float Yer BoatCankerbury Tales and What A Way To Go,  before turning to a more serious work with the heartbreaking and thought-provoking Mind The Gap. This week he tells us about progress with his new play, Edna’s Emporium, which will be performed in Teignmouth at the end of November. Continue reading

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Elizabeth’s New Books

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It’s a busy few weeks for CWC Treasurer, Elizabeth Ducie, who writes both fiction and non-fiction. In August she published one book and began trials of a second one. In September, she will be launching her latest novel. And to cap it all, she’s running a sale  for two of her earlier novels. Continue reading

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Fleeting Impressions of Swanwick (Part 2)

Last week, Steve and Bea talked about their first three days at the Writers’ Summer School in Swanwick, Derbyshire; Bea from the point of view of a first-timer (or white badger, as it’s known) and Steve from the point of view of someone returning for their second visit. Now read on… Continue reading

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Fleeting Impressions of Swanwick (Part 1)

LogoSwanwick is the well-known summer writing school held every year in, well, Swanwick Derbyshire, the Hayes Conference Centre.

Sometime ago, we decided to attend and share the drive up and back together. Of course, once Kate McCormick, who is more involved in the organisation, heard she suggested we wrote a joint posting for the CWC blog. So, here is our daily joint impressions of Swanwick from Bea Hutchings a “white badger” (first visit) and Steve Male more a grubby grey badger (second visit). Continue reading

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Facing the Chudleigh Dragons

A new event took place at this year’s Literary Festival; ‘Face the Chudleigh Dragons’. This week we hear from two members of Chudleigh Writers: Angela Wooldridge, talking from the point of view of a member of the audience; and Bea Hutchings, who was one of the first contenders to enter the Chudleigh Dragons’ Den.  Continue reading

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What A Day! and Bea’s Poetry

It’s taken almost a year to plan and organise, and suddenly it’s all over! We held Chudleigh Literary Festival last Wednesday and the whole day was a great success. Over the next few weeks, various members of CWC will be posting their views of the different elements of the day, but there are a couple of things to say up front. Continue reading

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Penzance Literary Festival

penzance-literary-festival-logo-1CWC member Elizabeth Ducie is getting very excited about her forthcoming appearances at Penzance Literary Festival. And this week, she tells us what she’s planning to talk about. Continue reading

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