Our Jo shows Hidden Depths!

Congratulations to Exeter Writer, Jo Cole, who has her first (with many more to come!) story published in August's Woman's Weekly Fiction magazine!
 
Follow Jo's heroine, Nancy, as the discovery of a little box of letters buried on Dartmoor proves the beginning of a lifesaving friendship.

Duets in Words and Pictures

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Photo by David Knowles

Exeter Writers, Elizabeth Ducie and Angela Wooldridge are also members of Chudleigh Writers Circle, who for the past year have 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, they have reached an interim stage. 

Last year, twenty photographs in sealed envelopes were handed from the photographers to the writers. There were a complete mix of pictures, and some writers were more delighted than others when the envelopes were opened. The task was to produce one page of text in response. It could be a poem, a short story, or a description.

These words, untitled and without the trigger photographs, were then handed on to the artists, who are currently working on their interpretations. We are looking forward to seeing the sets: photographs, words, and pictures, together later this year.

However, this week in Chudleigh Church as part of Chudfest week, you can see the photographs and the words, in an exhibition entitled Duets in Words and Pictures. It's a great display of local creativity and well worth a visit if you are in the area (unless you are a member of Newton Abbot Art Group, in which case, you are banned until your pictures are done!).

The display is part of the 1918:2018 Exhibition, and there are a whole range of interesting and moving things to see. The exhibition runs until Saturday 14th July, and is open from 10am to 4pm.

Chudleigh Literary Festival

Chudleigh Literary Festival, on Wednesday 11th July, promises to be a fun-packed date for your diaries this year.

As has become traditional, the daytime is aimed at writers, while the evening is for all lovers of words, both readers and writers.


9.30am to 12 noon - Short story workshop, led by Jenny Kane. Free to members of Chudleigh Writers Circle, but visiting writers welcome (£5)

However, there are only a few places left! Please check before booking this session. (kate@heathside.com)

 

12 noon to 2pm - Lunch in the Marquee plus Open Mic, an opportunity to share your writing with others!

 

2pm to 5pm - South West Writers Networking, An opportunity for writers from across the South West to get together over tea and cake; swapping notes, offering advice and sharing experiences. Free event with the opportunity for exhibiting your books and/or services. This year, there are two exciting new features:


Face The Chudleigh Dragons: Five writers will be given
the opportunity to pitch their current work in progress to a panel of experts in front of an audience of their peers. The winner will receive a free novel assessment, sponsored by Creative Writing Matters. The closing date to apply to take part is 16th June, please see the CWC website for details.

Just A Minute…Or Two: A great opportunity to practice that elevator speech. See how much information you can pack into just 120 seconds and impress your fellow writers.

5pm - ‘Meet the Authors’ supper, An opportunity for readers to meet some of the West Country’s rich community of authors over a buffet supper.

 

7pm - Guest Speakers,  

This year's speakers are Dr Todd Gray, and Kate Adie.  Tickets for this part of the programme are £8.

 

 

 

For more details, or to book, please go to the Chudleigh Writers Circle website.

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