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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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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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Swanwick 2019 Part 2

LogoLast week we heard from Steve Male about his Swanwick 2019 highlights. This week, it’s the turn of Bea Hutchings to take up the story, although one incident in particular is common to both accounts. Continue reading

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Swanwick 2019 Part 1

LogoLast month, three members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle, Bea Hutchings, Steve Male and Elizabeth Ducie, headed north towards Derbyshire to attend the 71st annual Writers’ Summer School at The Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick. Over the next two weeks, we will bring your just a flavour of the week of writerly activities. This week we hear from Steve: 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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Meet The Members: Kate aka Elizabeth

I’ve been introducing the weekly blog posts for a while now, but suddenly realised I’d not introduced myself properly. I’m Kate McCormick, founding member and Treasurer of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. In October, I will be stepping down after ten years as a member of the organising committee. I write and independently publish under the pen name of Elizabeth Ducie.  Continue reading

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Can Your Novel Tame The Dragons?

DragonThere’s just over a week left to get your submission in for this year’s Face The Chudleigh Dragons event. That’s a week to write a 100-200 word blurb and to polish the first page of your masterpiece. It’s a free competition, and there’s a great prize awaiting the best pitch, so what have you got to lose? Continue reading

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