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Meet The Members: Margaret Barnes

Margaret BThis week, we bring you another in our occasional series of introductions to members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. Former barrister Margaret Barnes has published two novels, a book of short pieces about life at the Bar, and a volume of poetry. Here, she tells us a bit about her fascinating life and the route that led her to writing  a series of legal thrillers featuring barrister Cassie Hardman. 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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Budleigh Literary Festival (Part 2)

Hilary MantelThis week, we hear from again from CWC member, Margaret Barnes. And this time, she’s talking about a very special workshop, given by a very special author, Dame Hilary Mantel. Continue reading

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Budleigh Literary Festival (Part 1)

BSLFThe Literary Festival in Budleigh Salterton gets bigger and more popular each year. CWC member, Margaret Barnes went along to some of the sessions this year. Today, she tells us about one of the events she attended. And at the end, she has some news of her own too. 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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