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 Thank you to everyone who came to our various events at Exeter Literary Festival, we loved meeting you and hope that you enjoyed it too. Here are a few photos from our networking day...

Exeter Writers at Exeter LitFest (Part 2)

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Exeter Literary Festival continues to bring you more events hosted by Exeter Writers. Get your tickets quickly before they're sold out!!   Simon Kettlewell joins the Unmumsy Mum in the Library: Friday 5th November 9.30am. The two local authors bring very different perspectives to a topic close to everyone's heart: Families and how to survive them! Simon discusses his memoir style novel, Eternity Leave with Sarah Turner, author of the Unmumsy Mum Blog and books.       Preparing your Submission: With Cathie Hartigan and Margaret James in the Customs House. Friday 5th November As part of the Writers Networking Day at the Custom House, Cathie and Margaret will share their hints and tips (and over 30 years of combined teaching experience) for giving your work the best possible chance of success. Ask them anything abo ut writing and how to prepare your submission, and they’ll do their best to help you. (This event is now sold out!)     Stories For Magazines: with Angela Wooldr

Exeter Writers at Exeter LitFest (Part 1)

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 Exeter Writers have always supported Exeter Literary Festival and this year is no different. Here are a few of the events being hosted by our members: Writing a Spy Thriller: The Secret Deals, Espionage and Real History Behind The Wolfsberg Deception • Zoom • Thursday 28 October D on't miss this excellent opportunity to hear Professor Richard Handy talk about the inspirations behind his WWII thriller, The Wolfsbe rg Deception . Sharing how real historical events, secret technology and skullduggery shaped his writing , this FREE Zoom session is going to be fascinating.   Book Launch: Elizabeth Ducie and Richard Handy • The Bookery, Crediton • Wednesday 3 November   Richard will be joining fellow Exeter Writer, Elizabeth Ducie in a joint book launch at The Bookery in Crediton.  Don't miss this opportunity to meet the authors and get signed copies of their latest novels; Please remember that although both of these events are free, booking is essential!  

Win FREE entry to the EW Short Story Competition AND the Exeter Novel Prize!

  Exeter Writers are delighted to be hosting another Writers Networking session at the Customs House on Friday 5th November . Tickets are £10 for a whole day of events and we are bracketed by talks from Elizabeth Ducie , Margaret James and Cathie Hartigan .  There will be two competitions running as part of the networking afternoon: A 1-page flash story with a prize of free entry to the 2022 Exeter Writers Short Story Competition. A '1st page of novel' with a prize of free entry to the 2022 Exeter Novel Prize (sponsored by Creative Writing Matters)   How it works:  The competitions are only open to attendees of the Networking Day and entry to both is included with the ticket. (Details will also be sent to ticketholders by the ExeLitFest ticket office). The entries will be displayed at the networking event and all attendees get to vote. When you arrive you'll be given 3 stickers for each competition, and you simply affix your stickers to your favourite entries. The pages wi

Be A Guest of Exeter Writers…

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  As writers, we never stop learning. There’s always some aspect of our craft we need to practise; or a skill that could do with a bit of a polish. And workshops are a great way of getting that extra bit of experience and support. Talking to, and working with, other writers, whether it’s the more experienced tutor, or fellow writers at the same stage as ourselves, is always beneficial. This year's Exeter Literary Festival has a packed programme of events for writers as well as readers. Although they've kept their prices as low as possible to make the sessions accessible for everyone, a full weekend of workshop tickets can be a bit of a stretch for some people. Which is why Exeter Writers are delighted to sponsor three writers for a weekend at the festival. That means complementary tickets for the following events: Writers Networking Day Indie Publishing: Audio Books Publicity Blogs and Reviews

Upcoming Literary Festivals In Devon - Sept - Dec 2021

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Literary festivals are a wonderful celebration of the human experience as expressed through the written word. Whether you love contemporary literature, or genre fiction, literary festivals are a great way to find new authors you’ll love for years to come. We are lucky to have 10 regular literary festivals in Devon, many have passed already, a few cancelled due to the pandemic. Here follows a list of those that remain: Appledore Book Festival 16  - 25 September Appledore Book Festival has been going for 15 years now, and is held in the little village of Appledore near Bideford, North Devon. There are too many authors to mention them all, but among the guests of the festival are: Hilary Bonner, Kate Mosse and Anthony Horrowitz. There will be a mix of authors reading their works and discussing them, panelled discussions on contemporary topics, guided walks, and various children’s events too. For a full line up check out the festival programme , i t’s well worth a browse. Budleigh Salter