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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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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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