Category Archives: Member News

Meet the Members: Jackie Juno

Chudleigh Writers’ Circle has been around for a good while now. Our numbers have stayed fairly stable at around twenty throughout the past decade, but the faces have changed considerably. Initially we all lived in the town. These days, only a handful of us are very local; Chudleigh now defines where we meet, rather than where we live.  We have produced two anthologies. We run a Literary Festival each year. But who are we? A few of us are very active on social media. Many of us remain in the shadows. But that’s about to change.

We are introducing a new, occasional series where we profile members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. This week, we start with poet and musician, Jackie Juno.

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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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Our Writerly Plans For 2019

2019The holidays are over. The last piece of turkey has been eaten (or frozen for that soup you’re planning later in the month). The decorations have been put away for another eleven months and the Christmas cards have all been recycled. It’s time to face the New Year. And, as per tradition, the members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle have been working on their writerly resolutions for 2019. This week we bring you a selection. Continue reading

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That Was The Year That Was…

2018As we reach the end of another year, CWC Vice-Chairman, Anne Chinneck, brings us a review of what we’ve been getting up to.  Continue reading

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Pause for Thought

Recently, CWC member, Celia Moore, was the guest presenter on BBC Radio Devon’s Pause for Thought. Below, she tells us about the experience. [The picture shows Celia, seated, with Laura James of BBC Radio Devon.] Continue reading

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Writer’s Blues

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This week, new member, Suzanne McConaghy tells us about how her writing year has gone. And her experience will feel very familiar to many other writers out there.

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Exeter Literary Festival

The Exeter Literary Festival took place in November, and many members of Chudleigh Writers Circle either attended or were involved in events.

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School For Writers

This week, CWC member Maureen Williams  tells us about a recent training workshop in Bristol which she highly recommends. Continue reading

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The Power of Networking

IMG_2068CWC member, Elizabeth Ducie, was on BBC Radio Devon this week, on the Michael Chequer show. He was featuring all things book-related and had invited Devon Book Club founder, Ian Hobbs to talk about how he set up the network, which in just four years has grown to more than 3000 members across four platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and YouTube. Ian asked for a couple of volunteers to join him. Elizabeth, who is no stranger to the Plymouth studio and can be found there a couple of times each year recording Pause for Thought, jumped at the opportunity. Continue reading

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Fireworks and (Some) Success

FireworksIt was a busy night in Teignmouth, and when we saw the crowds of people streaming across the car park, we thought briefly they were all headed for TAAG. But no; we had chosen the date of the annual firework display as the night we would launch our exhibition with a private viewing. So apologies to anyone who struggled with parking. Continue reading

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