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Spoken/Written Bulletin S.W.  – regional e-newsletter serving spoken and written word artists, promoters & venues in the South West & beyond…
Edition 39 – Contents –  13 pages of -
Spoken/Written News
Regular events/Open mikes
Call for Plays
Magazine Guidelines
Web Showcase
Blog Site
Poetry Exhibition
This Edition covers the month of June. Next one due out end of the month, to cover the month of July. Please note THERE IS NO EDITION FOR AUGUST.
One after July is the September edition. Deadline for Sept. entries is 8 days before the end of August.  
  URGENT COMP DEADLINE; The Latitude Festival / Pen Pusher Magazine Competition deadline is the 3rd of July. And the Notes from the underground / Latitude Comp deadline is the 1st of July. But they look very similar.
BLOG; Check out the Editor’s Blog! at; http://bulletin-editor.blogspot.com/
PROMOTIONS; Remember! Spoken/Written is now taking promotions – for festivals, workshops, courses, tours, books, events, writer’s services, etc.. for very reasonable rates, six pounds for a twelve line entry! Or ten pounds special offer for two entries in the same edition. Spoken/Written goes out to over 1,000 readers. Alternatively, become a sponsor and have an entry in every edition! For more details, please e-mail the Editor at; bulletin-editor@blueyonder.co.uk
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NEW WEBSITE RESOURCE; Spoken/Written, in addition to its current website, is planning a separate website hosting all back issues. If you have had something featured in the Bulletin and do NOT wish your contact details or your entry featured, please just e-mail, and it will be edited out immediately. It will also feature a Roll of Honour for all those who donate to Spoken/Written!
SPOKEN/WRITTEN STALL; Spoken/Written Bulletin S.W. is having a stall with editions printed in real 3D where you can come and meet the Editor, ask questions, sign up, maybe even get a free badge or something and even see what else Cartwheels Collective Publishing does, at various events over the summer. If you have an event that you would like a Spoken/Written stall at, for example in the foyer for the hour preceding a performance or reading, or at a conference, festival, etc., why not get in touch? The Bulletin would be happy to feature your event in it’s pages. The stall has proved popular enough so far to be empty of business cards by the end of an evening! - And yes, that’s having printed out a lot beforehand…
PARTNERSHIPS; Spoken/Written would like to hear from like-minded organizations and individuals who have ideas about skills exchange etc. – have an idea about how the Bulletin could help you and how you could help the Bulletin? Please e-mail the Editor.
Cornwall - Falmouth 

Tues. 28th July – from 7pm at Babahogs – Telltales, the successful writing night in Falmouth, is looking for readers for the next event. Telltales is a monthly chance for writers to read out their work and for listeners to hear it. Last Tuesday of the month. From poetry and short stories to novel extracts and scripts anything goes, it just needs to be written by the reader. Getting on the programme couldn't be easier - simply log onto the Telltales website and submit the writing you'd like to read and someone will get in touch to schedule you in. To keep things interesting each monthly event or volume is themed and readers are invited to submit work loosely related to that theme in some way. For themes check the website. And if you'd rather use your ears than your mouth, that's fine too - listeners are just as important as readers at Telltales. Check out;

Babahogs Café, 19b Well Lane, Falmouth, TR11 3DJ

Mon. 7th July - Penzance Stanza now meets on the first Monday in each Month at Penzance Arts Club, Chapel House Hotel, Chapel Street Penzance, TR18 4AQ at the earlier time of 7PM. For more information contact Howard Phillips 01736 366567. For information about the hotel, its history/ethos and its art club, check out; http://www.penzanceartsclub.co.uk/
Devon – Exeter;
Thurs. 30th July – 7.30pm - Uncut Poets – Secret Rooms – poems that challenge domestic violence and abuse. Black Box, Media Centre, Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter. Box Office: 01392 667080. Fully accessible venue. Ramps, disabled parking to side entrance. Entry: £5/£3 concessions and open-mikers with confirmed bookings. Anyone wishing to book an open-mike slot, may call James Bell on 07879 888319.
Wed. 5th Aug. – Exeter Story Club. Theme tbc. Upstairs @ The Globe, Clifton Road, Newtown, Exeter. Doors open 8pm, Stories from 8.30pm. First Wed. of the month. (Stairs, no wheelchair access.) Stories and music from everyone welcome. Free entry for tellers, £3 for listeners. For more info contact either Dave Oliver; Tel. 07946 707537 or Jon Freeman atfoolserrand@hotmail.co.uk
Storyclub webpage; www.squidoo.com/ExeterStoryClub
The Globe website; www.globeexeter.co.uk  or tel. 01392 256491
One of the best nights out in Exeter and still only three quid or nothing…
Wed. 15th July - Wondermentalist presents Taking the Mic. Starts at 8.00pm. Exeter Phoenix Café Bar. Website:http://www.wondermentalist.com
Hosted by Liv Torc with help from Wondermentalist friends Matt Harvey and Beryl the Feral. Everyone welcome, newbies actively encouraged, oldies with fresh material embraced with open arms. Perform in a supportive and creative environment, test your poetic skills, make us laugh, cry, cheer, throw things... we want to hear performing poets, stand-ups, variety acts, singer songwriters and potential wondermentalists with a view to be talent scouted for the Wondermentalist Cabaret. 3-5 minute slots available on a first come first served basis. Free Admission. Exeter Phoenix in the Bar. Exeter Pheonix, Gandy Street,
Exeter. Fully accessible venue. Ramp via West Entrance.
Wondermentalist presents…Radio 4’s National Poetry Slam – SW Heat
Sat. 18th July - The Wondermentalist Cabaret are hosting one of the most exciting poetry nights of the year – the South West qualifying heat of the Radio 4 National Performance Poetry Slam 2009 – and it’s happening at Exeter Phoenix. Up to 15 of the region’s best performance poets will compete for one of 2 coveted places in the UK semi-final – broadcast on Radio 4. Wondermentalist and Radio 4 poet in residence Matt Harvey will host the evening - pitting proven local slam winners against each other in a series of high-octane verbal battles.
Radio 4 are organising the National Performance Poetry Slam in 2009 as part of the BBC’s multi-platform poetry series running from May to October 2009. There are 9 qualifying slams taking place around the UK, and the South West heat will be attracting the top poetic talent from an area covering Bristol to Cornwall.
Each contestant has to have won a recognised poetry slam within the last 3 years. The 2 winners from the South West Heat will go onto perform in one of the two inter-regional semi-finals broadcast on Radio 4 on Thursday 24th Sept at 11.00pm and Thursday 1st Oct at 11.00pm. The Grand Final will be broadcast on Thurs 8th Oct at 11.00pm, as part of the National Poetry Day celebrations.  
Doors open at 8pm, tickets cost £6.50 advance, £7 on the door.  
Book tickets from Exeter Phoenix Box Office on  01392 667080  or online at;  www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
ExCite Poetry the E.Devon Poetry Devon Stanza has a line up of events including;
Friday 3rd July - Exeter Pheonix. £5 concs £3. Open mic spaces available. 7.30pm. Readings from two Overtseps poets and an open mic to celebrate the publication of two of the latest books from Oversteps Press: Rebecca Gethin’s *River is the Plural of Rain* and Miriam Darlington’s*‘Windfall*
Thurs. 9th July  - Open Mike night  on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Venue: Otto Retro, 6 New Bridge Street, Exeter. Fee: £3. Time: 7.30pm ExCite Poetry has teamed with Exeter’s eclectic antiques dealer, Otto Retro, to host a monthly open mic night. First time readers particularly welcome. Check out www.ottoretro.co.uk for information on the venue and its ever changing array of retro furniture, textiles and toys, from Victorian through to the 1970s. 
For the full calendar, check out; http://www.rachelmccarthy.com/Welcome/stanza
Wed. 5th Aug. - Stone Soup Storytelling – Twisted Tales @ The Fortescue – in the Cellar Bar, Mutley Plain, Plymouth. For an online map link see; www.stonesoupstorytelling.org.uk
Twisted Tales with open mike for storytellers/poets/acoustic musicians.
Adult Storytelling, Music, and Poetry. Eighteen and over only. Doors Open 7:30pm     - Stories from 8pm  Admission £3.
Somerset – Bath;
Mon. 20th July - 3rd Mon. of the month. Bath Storytelling Circle upstairs at The Raven, Queen St (off Milsom St/Quiet St) 7.30pm for 8pm start, Free. Real ales, friendly staff, non-smoking and cosy. Stories, songs & poems welcome of 10 min max (performed from memory, not read – support the oral tradition).
Arrive early for a slot or simply sit back with a drink, listen & enjoy!
Story Circle Info: 01225 334204
Acoustic Night @ Halo Cafe Bar and Restaurant, 141 Gloucester Road, Bishopston. Bristol BS7 8BA. Access; Several sets of 2 or 3 steps, assistance available, but not yet wheelchair accessible. Fortnightly showcase;
Mon. 13th July – Special guest Steve Graham – quality local singer/songwriter
Mon. 27th July – Special guest Mark Walton – London poet with new book called Frostbitten – both plus open mic sessions.
Bristol's premiere open mic night for all things spoken and performed
General info; Shows start at 8.15pm Register to perform at 7.45pm prompt. Ends 11.30pm. Poets, musicians, storytellers, magicians and many other intrepid performers have graced the stage at Acoustic Night for 13 years. We feature special guests throughout the year. P.A provided and limited leads available. Half the 10 minute slots are spoken word – around 8, so do arrive promptly as they go fast. Donations welcomed. Website; http://www.acousticnight.com/
One for Storytellers and MCs etc.;
The Old Duke Jazz Festival, in its 31st year, are looking for a variety of performers that can entertain and create a fun atmosphere on King St. This year there is going to be a second stage, outside The Old Vic Theatre, for local talent to showcase their wonderful work during our 3 day event. All acts are welcome! We would especially like it if the performances are able to communicate some aspect of The Old Duke Jazz vibe, or a historical element of the Old Town area. There will also be the opportunity to perform on the main stage to over 3000 people who attend the event each day! The event always attracts a lot of media coverage. This is our first year offering this opportunity to celebrate the Arts and creative culture of our local community. So come and join the show! If you are interested in performing and would like to discuss possible ideas, or have any questions about the Old Duke Jazz Festival, please get in touch! I look forward to hearing from you! Good Luck and enjoy the summer! Leigh-Anne.
The Old Duke Jazz Festival, King Street.
Live Dates: Sat 29th, Sun 30th and Mon 31st August. Bank holiday weekend.
Leigh-Anne; info@theoldduke.com  Tel. 01179277137
HighTide is open for play submissions for HighTide Festival 2010.
HighTide are looking to fully produce and premiere new works by emerging writers. HighTide welcome international scripts, written in English, on the basis that all selected writers are available in the UK for the dramaturgy, rehearsal and production period from November 2009 to May 2010. The play should be sent to the address below, and must have a title page with author's name, address and telephone number. Scripts will not be returned.
The play must also be e-mailed to; scripts@hightide.org.uk
Please enter your name and title of script in the subject line.
Submission deadline: 31st July 2009.
Please send all submissions to:
24a St John Street, London EC1M 4AY
The Festival 2010 season will be announced in January 2010.
New Zealand – print;
Brief Magazine. The guest editor says;
Brief; I'm guest-editing the next issue of Brief, and would like to invite you to submit poetry, fiction, critical and creative non-fiction, reviews, art and/or less classifiable work for its pages. Brief - formerly called A Brief Description of the Whole World - is a New Zealand print-based journal, and is newly under the general editorship of Michael Arnold.
A Brief Description of the Whole World was founded in the mid-90s by Alan Loney, who aimed to make a space in NZ for writing informed in one way or another by post-structuralism & L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E innovations. Over the years, though, the magazine's been through a few editors eg; John Geraets, Jack Ross, Scott Hamilton, Brett Cross, and that purpose has diversified.
The magazine remains a home for work that takes aesthetic and conceptual risks. I am particularly interested in writing that is linguistically and visually curious, that inhabits international and multimedia forms and identities, and that is emotionally and philosophically inventive. Both Michael Arnold and I are keen to open up the contributor list and the readership, and to welcome in new people and thoughts. Subscriptions can be ordered at the Titus Books website at:
Please send anything you'd like considered for the forthcoming issue to; jencrawford@gmail.com. Submissions will close on July 15th, 2009. I prefer Microsoft Word or RTF attachments.
SLEET MAGAZINE, an online journal, hails the beautiful and the anti-beautiful. Poetry, fiction, flash. Sleet seeks the unexpected. Make us laugh, cry, think. Our crew possesses a wide variety of tastes and styles, from classic to center to edge, but it is craft and passion that drive us. Show us your vision – a universe or a moment in time. We will accept up to 4 poems, 3 flash, or 1 short story.
Please send work as Microsoft Word attachments and include a bio.
Full guidelines: www.sleetmagazine.com

Small online poetry journal Eat a Peach seeks submissions for Winter 2009 issue. Theme: *Celebrity* - deadline: August 1, 2009.
UK - Poetry;

Tall Lighthouse

To celebrate ten years of tall-lighthouse press, as well as our continuing success with the Poetry Book Society pamphlet choices, we are holding a one-off competition which offers an exciting and unique opportunity to be published by tall-lighthouse

The Prize; The winner will have a pamphlet of twenty poems published by tall-lighthouse in the first quarter of 2010. In addition the winner will receive a cheque for £100 & four runners-up will have three of their poems published in the next tall-lighthouse anthology due at the end of 2010.
The Judges; The competition will be judged anonymously by: Maggie Sullivan - Trustee of the Poetry Society; Alan Buckley - *shiver* Alan’s pamphlet is PBS pamphlet choice Summer 2009; Helen Mort - Manchester Poetry Prize winner 2008. The results will be announced in November, after the winners have been contacted. How to enter; Poets can send up to ten poems for a fee of £10. Please send an e-mail to; tall.lighthouse@btinternet.com with the header 'competition'  & we will send you full competition rules & entry criteria. The closing date for entries is 31st August 2009. Website; http://www.tall-lighthouse.co.uk
Latitude Festival Competitions
Pen Pusher Magazine has teamed up with the Latitude Festival in an exciting poetry competition looking for a fresh poetic voice to complete the line-up at this year’s Latitude Festival, one of Britain’s finest summer arts events.
For the chance to win a spot on the prestigious New Voices stage this July, all you have to do is enter a poem in Pen Pusher’s ‘Poems by Postcode’ competition - it can be any style and any length, as long as it’s inspired by your very own latitude. The deadline for submissions is July 3rd 2009.
Maybe you live in a semi in Shipley, or an apartment on the Boulevard St Michel. Perhaps you’ve put down your roots in Rawalpindi, have just moved to Miami or are dying to get out of Dublin - wherever you are, send Pen Pusher a poem about it by July 3rd and you could be joining the likes of Andrew Motion and Simon Armitage at this year’s festival.
The prize also includes weekend tickets for two to the festival on July 16th to 19th in Southwold, Suffolk, UK. Don’t be put off if your latitude prevents you attending the festival - if the winner is unable to make it in person, their entry will still be read on the New Voices stage, and a runner-up will be chosen to perform in addition. The winning entry will also be published in issue 13 of Pen Pusher Magazine. Website; http://www.penpushermagazine.co.uk/
UK – Prose;
Guardian Short Story Competition
Every year, in August, the Guardian's Weekend magazine publishes a selection of original fictions by the some of the best authors writing today. Last August's fiction special featured Annie Proulx, Julian Barnes, Alice Sebold and Tessa Hadley, among others, and this summer we'll be unveiling another line up of stellar names. But this year, yours could be among them: for the first time, we're inviting readers to submit their stories to our annual summer fiction issue.
We've asked authors William Boyd and Julie Myerson to judge your submissions, and they will be looking for the most original, gripping and well-crafted pieces of writing. Their favourite story will be published in the magazine; the five runners-up will have their stories published on guardian.co.uk/books.
All you need to do is send us a story of no more than 2,000 words by 10 July. It can be on any theme, but it must be previously unpublished and we can only accept one story per entrant.
If you've got a story languishing in a drawer, or you've always wanted to try your hand at writing, but never had the reason – or the discipline – to get started, now's your chance.
Send your story by 10 July to Short Stories, Guardian Weekend, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU or short.story@guardian.co.uk. Please include a phone number.
USA - Prose;
Past Loves Day Story Contest
No Entry Fee. To foster awareness of PAST LOVES DAY, Sept.17th. Spruce Mountain Press is sponsoring its 3rd annual Past Loves Day Story Contest. Both the Contest and the Day offer an opportunity to acknowledge a truth that lingers in your heart. Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both. What did she or he mean to you? In particular, how did that person's presence in your life change you, and what do you still carry with you? Your story may be heart-warming or humorous. Just tell it as if you were talking to a good friend. First Prize: $100. Second Prize: $75. Third Prize: $50. Honorable Mentions. Winning stories will be posted - anonymously, if requested by author - on the website. Many stories from the past two years are on there. At some point in the future, we would like to publish an anthology of stories from these contests. Entries must be sent by midnight, August 16, 2009. Winners will be announced after Past Loves Day, September 17, 2009. E-mail your entry to: contest@ourpastloves.com
Paste the story in the body of your e-mail. FOR ALL ENTRIES, BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS
Editorial Note; Not as cheesy as it sounds – previous winners are actually pretty moving.
Dynamic Dialogue Contest. No Entry Fee. Share your characters' gift of gab. Write a complete story, not a scene, that consists of pure dialogue. No narrative whatsoever, not even a he said or she replied. If it isn't spoken, and within quotation marks, it can't be on the page. Grand prize $100. International winners paid via PayPal. Length may be up to 1,000 words. But not a word more. Your contact information and your title are not included in the word count. Entries must be original and unpublished. Winners published in The Verb. Deadline; 15th July. For full guidelines, see; http://www.readingwriters.com/contest.htm

UK – Essays;
Planet magazine have recently launched their first essay competition and are now accepting entries.
Essays can be on any Welsh or international issue you feel strongly about. Topics can be from any field and from any angle, including those from overlapping fields of interest such as history, politics, economics, the environment, philosophy, science, social issues, arts criticism or policy or language issues. Entries should be English but writers are welcome to submit essays about Welsh language issues or culture.
The main prize is £300, plus publication in Planet and on their soon-to-be re-launched website. There will also be a prize for Young Writers; entrants under 30 can choose which prize to submit their essay to. The Young Writers prize winner will receive £200 plus publication in Planet and on their website. Both winning entries will also be published on the Academi website.
Planet are looking for essays that are in-depth and challenging yet accessible to the non-specialist reader. They are open to work that approaches the essay form or style in different and imaginative ways.
For information on how to enter as well as rules of entry, go to the website at; www.planetmagazine.org.uk Only one essay per person will be accepted, of a maximum 2,500 word length. The competition deadline is 15th July. Essays will be judged by the Planet editorial team and the winner will be announced in the Autumn issue. The judges’ decision is final. Planet is supported by The Welsh Books Council. No info about entry fees! May not have one 
The Great American Poetry Show
The Great American Poetry Show is a serial poetry anthology open year-round to submissions of poems in any subject, in any style, and in any number with a SASE. Submissions without a SASE will be forwarded to other dimensions to fulfill the nutritional needs of myriad entities. E-mail poems accepted only from outside USA/Canada. Simultaneous submissions and previously published poems are welcome. Contributors receive one free copy. Volume 2 of the Great American Poetry Show is now accepting submissions at: The Great American Poetry Show P.O. Box 69506
West Hollywood, California 90069
Published by The Muse Media. E-mail submissions to; info@tgaps.net,   
Website; www.tgaps.net
Editorial Note; They do pack poems into these anthologies, but having said that, they neither charge contributors for reading or copies, and according to the contributor’s bios at the back, they have a mixture of professional writers in some capacity, those widely published elsewhere, and those published for the first time.
How can PubMatch.org help? By matching writers with publishers and agents.

Whether you're looking for someone to publish your book, represent you as an author, or you're on the hunt for the next bestseller, PubMatch.org is your starting point. Create a free account as either a publisher, author, agent/agency, or illustrator/photographer and explore all that Pubmatch.org has to offer - which is more than you think. Sure, you can find the contact information for loads of publishers or find the perfect agent, but at PubMatch.org, you can also preview unpublished manuscripts, find best-selling books from countries across the world, show off your artistic prowess and post titles you have available for rights transactions. Like an international book fair, PubMatch.org is more than just a place to meet your industry peers; it's a place to develop business relationships specifically catered to the international publishing industry.

Your free account includes your contact information, types of books you work with in subject tags, what you're looking for on PubMatch.org, what trade shows you're attending, and if you're a publisher or agent/agency, whether you’re accepting new submissions or not, and your submission guidelines.
Once your account is created, you can add titles to your profile, and include all pertinent information including title, author, illustrator, if it's been published yet, a book image, preview pages of the book - or the entire manuscript, and most importantly, what rights you're trying to sell! Check out the website at;
The New Storyteller
This site aims to bring you original innovative fiction, from a range of different authors. We do not bring out editions like some other webzines, but instead continually update with new fiction as it becomes available.
Newstoryteller is currently accepting submissions. E-mail to: sambarnes24@yahoo.co.uk
All stories up to 3000 words considered. So what are you waiting for? Pick up your pen or laptop, and start those keys-a-pattering.
What the global recession kicking in, we could all do with a little cheering up so positive, uplifting and entertaining stories particularly welcome. The gauntlet is thrown down in front of all you drama writers. For short stories please submit works of between one and three thousand words in length. If submitting a novel for serialised publication, please divide your manuscript into chunks of between 1000 and 3000 words and send the first installment for consideration. If accepted, you can then send one installment per week up until the full manuscript, or as much as you want to e-publish, is up on Newstoryteller.
Editorial Note; Only had time to read one or two, but stories do look quality writing. 
For a detailed listing of events in Cornwall, including open mikes, workshops, regular poetry meetings and groups – of which there are many – and other poetry-related matters based in or with a link to Cornwall, check out the Falmouth Poetry Group blog site at; http://www.falmouthpoetrygroup.org.uk/blog/
Includes Liskeard Poetry Group, Indian King Poets, St. Ives Library Poetry Circle and others.
Institute of Contemporary Arts. Concrete poetry and text-based art will be the theme for the ICA's summer show. The title of the show takes its name from Ian Hamilton Finlay's 1960s magazine, originally named after a line from a Robert Creeley poem. The exhibiton runs between 17 June - 23 August 2009 and is curated by Mark Sladen. There will be various events happening including a night of live experimental peformers on Thursday the 30th of July.
Poor. Old. Tired. Horse. takes an imaginative and expansive look at text-based art practices, using the concrete poetry of the 60s as its starting point. The exhibition goes on to look at other practices from this era, and concludes with work from younger artists currently exploring the literary and graphic potential of language. Concrete poetry has ancient roots, and can be understood as poetry in which the physical appearance of the poem has as much impact as its traditional poetic structure. It is mainly associated with the 1950s and 60s, and our exhibition starts with the work of the artist and writer Ian Hamilton Finlay, a key figure of concrete poetry in 1960s Britain. Poor. Old. Tired. Horse. takes its title from a periodical that Finlay ran from 1962 to 1968 which featured his own graphic and literary experiments alongside those of other artists and poets. The exhibition continues with work by a number of other artists connected with concrete poetry in the 60s. It includes typewritten poems by Dom Sylvester Houédard and Henri Chopin, 'poem machines' by Liliane Lijn (spinning cones inscribed with letters or short phrases and designed to explore the notion of language as energy) and giant text-based PVC signs by Ferdinand Kriwet.



Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights Bookshop hosts the *How to write a Haiku Journal* Workshop with Alan Summers - Japan-UK 150 haiku poet-in-residence.

Wednesday 15th July 2009  6.30-8.30 pm upstairs in the Bibliotherapy Room

This workshop is directed at ALL writers: novelists, non-fiction writers, short story writers, diarists, journalists and poets. Suitable for beginners right through to advanced writers, and includes two exercises and group discussion/Q&A with a FREE complimentary Haiku Journal notebook. Cost £22 conc.s £20. At; 14/15 John Street - behind Jolly's, opposite the "Salamander" pub Bath, BA1 2JL. Hurry – very few places left!

Website; http://www.withwords.co.uk/

Emporium site; http://www.mrbsemporium.com/

The venue is an independent bookshop housed in an amazing building.

Ffi Writing Events Bath: http://www.writingeventsbath.co.uk/
Available for Bookings; The Cartwheels Collective artists network have performers and workshops available for festivals, events, workshops and more. 
* Wonderful World of Colour Writing Workshops with beautiful recycled acetates, and which can be tailored for ages 10 to 110.
* The Five Senses short writing courses, with the one on Taste co-hosted by a historical cook with snacks to try!
* Storytelling Workshops – including The Art of Lateral Thinking or How to Change Someone’s Mind with a Story!
* The Collective also offers; leather wristband and gauntlet workshops, willow wings and small items workshops, storytelling to live participatory willow sculpture, mask making, landscape design, environmental play areas, junk carnival, fire juggling, and lots more including hire of a large silk Pavilion.
  The Collective’s wide range of skills are available for festivals, events, venues, schools, eco-projects, fairs, launches, and more, all with an environmental edge. More details and reviews, quotes, etc., on all of the above can be seen at;
or to enquire or to book, e-mail; widsith@blueyonder.co.uk
The next Edition will be Edition 40 and is due out in September. Your Editor is committed to issuing the next edition, but if you wish there to be an October edition, please do send in a subscription fee! Or donation. The PayPal button is at; http://www.cartwheels-collective.co.uk/Spoken_Written_Bulletin.html
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   The Editor’s Blog will carry on through the summer. Have a good summer. All the best, your exhausted Editor, S.V.W.
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