Tag Archives: Swanwick Writers’ Summer School

News Round-Up

NewsThis week we bring you a mix of writerly news, covering a short story competition with some great prizes including a special Devon one; a conference that’s selling tickets at a great rate of knots; and an update on festivals coming to Devon later this year. Continue reading

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Writing Resources

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This week, CWC member Steve Male brings us a round-up of his favourite resources for writers – some of which can be accessed for free.

“We all know how to write – yes? Well some of us paid a bit more attention during those English lessons than others but as writers or aspiring writers we all at least think we can write. Continue reading

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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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Meet the Members: Steve Male

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This week we meet another relatively new member of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. Steve Male is certainly the most far-flung of our members, travelling half way across the county each month to attend meetings. He first made contact with the group via mutual connections at Swanwick Writers Summer School. Continue reading

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Fleeting Impressions of Swanwick (Part 2)

Last week, Steve and Bea talked about their first three days at the Writers’ Summer School in Swanwick, Derbyshire; Bea from the point of view of a first-timer (or white badger, as it’s known) and Steve from the point of view of someone returning for their second visit. Now read on… Continue reading


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Fleeting Impressions of Swanwick (Part 1)

LogoSwanwick is the well-known summer writing school held every year in, well, Swanwick Derbyshire, the Hayes Conference Centre.

Sometime ago, we decided to attend and share the drive up and back together. Of course, once Kate McCormick, who is more involved in the organisation, heard she suggested we wrote a joint posting for the CWC blog. So, here is our daily joint impressions of Swanwick from Bea Hutchings a “white badger” (first visit) and Steve Male more a grubby grey badger (second visit). Continue reading


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The Business of Writing


Author and CWC Treasurer, Elizabeth Ducie, has a very busy week coming up. This Thursday she’s re-launching not one, not two, but three books, all on the same day. She’ll be having a party to celebrate; and everyone’s invited! Continue reading

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