Promoting the Literary Arts in Wessex
Promoting the Literary Arts in Wessex

Published in 2022
by Wessex Media

Motherhoodlum - Estelle Phillips 

Eight Buzzards Rising - Kate Gold

Home in Our Own Skins - Tia Meraki

I'm in Love With My Barista - Peter Roe

The Jawbone Collective - Writing Workshops

Seasonal Writing Workshops from The Jawbone Collective


The Jawbone Collective is delivering three writing workshops that provide a safe space to inspire participants to delve into their creativity, gain confidence, and find their own unique voice. Each workshop will involve a variety of methods and exercises to inspire and motivate. Whilst some may feel comfortable sharing their writing, it is not necessary in order to take part. They offer a fun and supportive creative space in a beautiful environment.

The Guardian Newspaper recently wrote about this venue:

"Othona West Dorset, between Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury, offers a wealth of courses, community weekends, specialist breaks and family celebrations which are genuinely physically and spiritually nourishing. All are welcomed regardless of religious leanings or lack of them."


Wessex Media... New Publications

New Publications from Wessex Media


Wessex Media are pleased to be the publishing agent for The Jawbone Collective. They have a plan to publish twelve unpublished poets over the next two years. They recently published one Wiltshire and two Devon Poets; Estelle Phillips from Salisbury, Tia Meraki from North Devon and Kate Gold from Dartmoor. Both Devon poets have been headline performers at Taking The Mic at The Exeter Phoenix. Estelle Phillips has been featured on BBC Sounds and BBC Radio a number of times since publication in September. She has also been confirmed as second place winner in The Yeovil Literary Prize for her Novel... Kate Gold was Long-Listed for her poetry also for The Yeovil Literary Prize and Daphne Milne who we are planning to publish this summer  came second in the 'Writing Without Limits' category.


Two other Devon based authors Clare Morris and Poppy-Jayne Jones are being published before the 13th of March to coincide with their appearance at the Totnes-X festival. Tia Meraki and Kate Gold will be joining the two new poets to perform at Poets and Pints hosted by Jackie Juno.


Wessex Media have enjoyed working on a collection of Short Fiction and Poetry from the Bridport writers group Storytraders. Released in December 2022, 'A Jurassic Omnibus' offers a literary journey through some of the beautiful locations in West Dorset. It is illustrated throughout with Dorset images from Wessex Media. All profits from this book are going to support 'Harmony' drop in centre in Bridport and to the satellite Chemo-Therapy unit at Bridport Hospital.

Bridport's 'Apothecary' spoken word events

Founded by Ged Duncan, Rob Casey and Tom Rogers, Apothecary has been a great platform for many writers and performers from West Dorset and beyond. We are pleased that Apothecary will continue to provide 'pop-up' literary events in West Dorset. A very succesful "Thirteenth Night" event in January has laid the groundwork for quarterly events from this creative group.


The Jawbone Collective will continue to run Zoom Apothecary as Jawbone Online and will also launch a new event called Jawbone in Lyme Regis at The Galley Cafe, date TBC.

Published in 2023
by Wessex Media

Love Hertz - Peter Roe

Odin & The Mead of Poetry - Peter Roe

A Jurassic Omnibus - Story Traders

Available from 11th March 2023
Between Reeds - Poppy-Jayne Jones

Available from 11th March 2023
Devon Maid Walking - Clare Morris


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