Circle of Nine


Exeter Writers member Cherry Gilchrist is launching a new book, The Circle of Nine, in Sep 2018. Meanwhile, her publishers Red Wheel Weiser are offering a free e-reader sample on Calameo, at https://www.calameo.com/read/0055709746d8b1d726d86

Take a look while it’s available!



The Circle of Nine is a study of nine feminine archetypes, bridging the mythic dimension and women’s everyday lives. ‘There’s a huge increase in interest in women’s circles, and support networks, partly due to social and workplace pressures. But there’s not yet much out there on women’s spirituality, and this book aims to bring the two worlds together.’



Find out more about Cherry’s work at www.cherrygilchrist.co.uk, and there’s a special website for the book at www.circleofnine.org.



Well done, Cathie, on being a finalist in the Dorchester Literary Prize!


Exeter Writer, Cathie Hartigan, tells us about being a finalist in the Dorchester Literary Prize (and being interviewed by Kate Adie!) 

Has there ever been such a week for losses? England, Federer, Nadal...and I didn't win the Dorchester Literary Prize. Not quite the same league, I know, and thank goodness I hadn't had to write Secret of the Song in front of huge crowds. Of course, I was disappointed, but I certainly wasn't devastated. It was a big thrill to get to the last three and be invited to the award ceremony in Dorchester.

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.