Plymouth Literature Festival 2016

Members of Exeter Writers are taking part in the upcoming Plymouth Literature Festival.

Cathie Hartigan and Elizabeth Ducie will be speaking as part of Writers Talk, with the West of England Authors 
on Saturday 22nd Oct at 1.30pm.

Elizabeth will then be hosting a Women Writers Panel at 3pm
 where Sophie Duffy will be joined by 
 Teresa Driscoll, Babs Horton and Carla Vermaat.

All events are free and take place in the Plymouth Athenaeum.

Wednesday 2nd November at 7.30pm, Richard Handy takes us on a journey through history to reveal the facts about secret weapons in the early 1930s and the rise of the Nazi state – the dangerous technologies, the industrial espionage, stolen secrets and the global financing of super weapons that inspired his rollicking spy thriller, The Reich Device.

Exeter Writers Short Story Competition 2017

The Exeter Writers Short Story Competition 2017 is

First prize £500
Second prize £250
Third prize £100

Plus a prize for writers in Devon of £100

Closing date 28th February 2017
Click here for further information.
Good luck - we're looking forward to reading your entries! 

Why I wrote 'The Truth About Us' by Simon Kettlewell

A few years ago I saw a snippet of a documentary on relationships. It was a snippet because my daughter was very young, I was the main parent, and for years rarely saw a whole programme in one sitting. In this documentary a very elegant older woman was talking about inviting her husband’s lover to come and live with them in a bid to hold their relationship together. That was it. That was all I saw. This didn’t sound like desperation on the woman’s part to keep a husband to herself, but more a recognition that they were older, and the thought of ending a long relationship and everything that would come with it would simply be too much.

Elizabeth's Busy Summer

EW member, Elizabeth Ducie, is having a very busy summer. In the past six weeks, she's launched not one, not two, but three new books.