Boggles Abound in New Book

[Press Release]   THE Ballad of the Kirkgate Brow Boggle at Cockermouth and tales of boggles at Salterbeck, Whitehaven and the rest of the Lake District are detailed in a new book. Boggle is a dialect term for ghost, poltergiest or ‘anything odd’) and the 84-page Boggles of Cumbria recounts some of the most famous […]

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Felltarn Friends Children’s Book Event

Bookends (66 Main Street, Keswick) and Claire Jane Mansfield, one of the authors of the fantastic new children’s book, Felltarn Friends, are holding an event at The Theatre by the Lake, 15th April 2014 at 11am. Written by two local mums, Felltarn Friends is a new activity book based on things to see and do […]

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Keep up with the Caravan:

A couple are on their honeymoon, travelling around Cumbria in a caravan… It goes like this: One person writes the opening chapter of a novel, with a limited prompt (in this case: a couple are on their honeymoon, travelling around Cumbria in a caravan). They then email this to the next person, who writes their […]

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30th Annual Cumbrian Literary Awards: Open For Entries!

Authors and publishers are needed to enter new books into Cumbria’s leading literary awards. The Lakeland Book of the Year Charity Luncheon and Awards Ceremony takes place every summer and is now in its 30th year. These awards are unique and are recognised as being the most prestigious literary prizes outside of London. In conjunction with […]

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New opportunity from New Writing Cumbria – with a caravan in tow…

A couple are on their honeymoon, travelling around Cumbria in a caravan… …while they go off in search of…whatever it is they are after….WE are looking for people with the talent and imagination to…. Write a chapter! It goes like this: One person writes the opening chapter of a novel, with a limited prompt (in […]

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‘Norman Nicholson: The Whispering Poet’ by Kathleen Jones

Kathleen Jones has written a new biography of Norman Nicholson: The Whispering Poet, which has just been published to celebrate his up-coming centenary in 2014. The book contains much new information from archives and from family and friends. It’s now available through all good bookshops and on Amazon as well as a Kindle e-book!   […]

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‘Swallows and Amazons’ at Theatre by the Lake

Adapting a well-loved childhood classic is always a risk, but in the case of Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, the risk pays off. Helen Edmundson’s script, directed by Stefan Escreet, brings the novel to life for a new generation, while not losing the magical and nostalgic feel of the […]

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Verb New Voices, Radio 3:

Verb New Voices is looking for three talented artists based in the North of England. Three artists will each receive a bursary of £2,500 with the potential for additional fees from any radio interviews and performances. The Verb New Voices opportunity is about generating vibrant new writing which reflects something unique about Northern culture. Broadcast […]

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Cumbrian Writing team launches first ‘digital soap’

The Cawthwaite Project is a series of secret diaries set in a rural Lake District village A team of female writers in Cumbria has launched, what is believed to be, the world’s first ‘digital’ soap opera. Launched on 1st June 2013, The Cawthwaite Project is set in the fictional world of an idyllic Lake District […]

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Opportunitiy: The Winter Droving

Writing Opportunity: The chance to have your work displayed around town during Penrith Winter Droving: Write us something inspired by any aspect of Penrith’s Winter Droving (agriculture / masks / community / procession – anything that takes your fancy). We’ll pick our favourites to be displayed in Penrith during The Winter Droving on November 30th. […]

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Mungrisdale Poetry Competition

The Mungrisdale Writers are delighted to announce their second Poetry Competition, on the theme ‘And miles to go before I sleep …’. The entries will be judged by the well-known Carlisle poet Terry Jones. The prizes will be £100 first, £50 second, £25 third. The deadline is 31 October 2013. Competitors may submit as many […]

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New ‘New Writing Cumbria’

A quick hello: As some of you will have already seen on facebook, the period of interregnum has ended, and New Writing Cumbria has a new person at the helm. My name is Katie Hale. I’m primarily a poet, but I’m also interested in other forms of writing. For the past year and a bit, […]

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Talks and workshops: Geraldine Green:

Geraldine Green is running a series of workshops and talks over the next 18 months, not to mention a book tour in New York! To get ahead with what’s on, check out her plans: GERALDINE GREEN READINGS AND WORKSHOPS 2013 -2015 Or you can find out more by visiting her blog here: http://geraldinegreensaltroad.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/on-road-poetry-readings-creative.html Share

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