At the beginning of January last year, we posted the writerly objectives of some of the members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. This week, we catch up with them to see how they got on. There have been some successes; some amended objectives; and a lot of writing to report. 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
This week, Bea Hutchings remembers Devon poet and Bard of Exeter, Melanie Crump, who passed away earlier this year. And there is news of a tribute event coming up this week. Continue reading
This week’s post comes from Performance Poet, Poetry Slam supremo and CWC member, Jackie Juno, who tells us about an event that happens this coming Wednesday, 4th December, and on the first Wednesday of each month.
“I had to look it up in my diary – 3 Feb 2016. That was the date of the first Outspoken! Poetry Open Mic evening in Chagford. That’s nearly four years – and every single evening has been a gem, a jewel, a joy! Continue reading
This week, we have news of an exciting event for one of the newer members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle, Jo Elliott. Her children’s book, Fang the Unusual Rabbit, was recently published by Matador. And Jo will be signing copies of the book at the official launch at Waterstones in Newton Abbot this coming weekend. 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.
Back in September, several members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle attended a one-day writing event in Totnes. It was a small, but perfectly-formed series of workshops, one of which was led by Jackie Juno; followed by an open mic session and finishing with a Poetry Slam, where Jean Grimsey was a contestant. Today, Lisa Baxter and Elizabeth Ducie give feedback on some of the sessions they attended. Continue reading
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