End of a literary era

The final edition of the literary magazine, “Grafitti”, is about to be published under the imprint of Catchword, a Cirencester-based writers’ group. Somewhere Else Writers, also based in Cirencester, share a debt of gratitude to the founder of the magazine and both writers’ groups – Dr Rona Laycock – who has been a prime mover in encouraging the development of both amateur and published professional writers around Cirencester. Rona has devoted considerable time and energy to running writing courses and events, most recently at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester, and is now planning to spend more time on other interests, although she will still be involved on a more relaxed basis in the activities of local writers.

Somewhere Else Writers are pleased to note that in the final edition of Grafitti, the winner of the poetry competition is our founder member, Iris Anne Lewis, who also wrote another poem published in the issue. Another group member, Graham Bruce Fletcher, who has been featured with short stories published in recent editions of Grafitti, also has a commended story in the last edition. Copies of Grafitti 29 can be ordered from Dr Rona Laycock, at 33, Sandford Leaze, Avening, Glos, GL8 8PB, enclosing a Sterling Cheque for £4.50 made out to Catchword Writing Group.

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