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Imagine a Short Story Workshop at ChudLitFest…

On the morning of Chudleigh Literary Festival, we were treated to a short story workshop with Jenny Kane.

Jenny is well known for her Another Cup of Coffee series of novels, The Folville Chronicles, written as Jennifer Ash, and is also renowned erotica writer, Kay Jaybee. She is the co-founder of ‘Imagine Creative Writing Workshops’ along with writer, Alison Knight, and runs workshops and writing retreats throughout the South West. 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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Duet In Words and Picture

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Photo by David Knowles

For the past year, Chudleigh Writers Circle has been taking part in a Joint Arts Project with Newton Abbot Writers Group, Newton Abbot Photographic Group and Newton Art Group. The project will culminate in an exhibition in Teignmouth in November. However, this week, we have reached an interim stage.  Continue reading

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Update on the Chudleigh Dragons…

We’ve read all the entries and we’ve come to a decision. There will be eight presentations to the Chudleigh Dragons on Wednesday 11th July. It’s going to be a fun afternoon, so do come along and support these local authors sharing their latest work-in-progress and pitching for a great prize at the same time.

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Last Call For Short Story Writers

 

jennykane-280x300Each year, as part of the Chudleigh Literary Festival we hold our monthly Chudleigh Writers’ Circle meeting in the marquee; usually with a great outside speaker as our workshop leader. And this year is no exception, as we will be working again with the wonderfully dynamic Jenny Kane. Continue reading

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Are You Ready To Face The Dragons?

DragonThere’s a band of dragons heading for Chudleigh Literary Festival next month and we’re looking for heroes and heroines who are ready to face up to them.  But not just any old heroes and heroines. We need writers, novelists in fact. And it doesn’t matter whether you are a newbie, working on your first novel; or a seasoned regular on the publishing scene, you are all eligible to take part. Continue reading

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Whose Turn For The Mic?

One of the most popular aspects of our Literary Festival has always been the Open Mic session. In our first year, 2011, it took up a large part of the afternoon. And we learned some valuable lessons. Not least to limit the time for each reader and manage the order of speakers so the long sad story that’s guaranteed to bring the audience down is sandwiched between shorter, preferably funny pieces; performance poets are very good for that!  Continue reading

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News Round-Up

This week, there’s news of success for one member; a bitter-sweet achievement for another; and an update on this year’s Literary Festival. Continue reading

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Members Celebrate World Book Night

Alan De Pledge, MC for the day, with the World Book Event audience.

Last Saturday, two members of CWC were among fifty readers and writers attending the third annual World Book extravaganza at the fabulous Stoke Lodge Hotel in Stoke Fleming, Devon. The brain-child of Annette Shaw, Books Editor for Devon Life, it is always a fascinating, fun-filled day with writerly conversation, brilliant networking opportunities and truly  wonderful food.

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