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Syllabus 2018-2019

Syllabus 2018-2019 September 2018 3 welcome/reports/programme/circles and folio. Great Expectations/Game On 10 Adjudication of Short Stories: Doug Johnston Competition Read Your Own Work 17 “Revisiting the Short Story” Sarah Graham/Ross McCallum ( set competition ) 24 Library closed. Outing to … Continue reading

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Hold the front page!

We were in the local paper: here are all the smiling faces (you’ll need to click the link I’m afraid – most vexing!). Photo L & M 12 04 17

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Falkirk Writers’ Tryst Seminar 2017

Please find a link to the Seminar Programme and Guidelines for this year’s event which takes place on Saturday 27 May 2017 below. All are welcome to attend and submit entries for the various categories of competition. More information on … Continue reading

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Happy New Year and Short Stories

A Happy New Writing Year to all, Our guest speaker at the first meeting of the new session proved to be just the tonic for banishing post-festive lethargy. Laura Fyfe, an English teacher now running creative writing classes in Stirling, … Continue reading

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Books Which Have Influenced You: September 26th session

Members told us about the following titles which have influenced their thoughts in some way. Listed here (in no particular order) for your interest: How to win friends and influence people – Dale Carnegie Guide to the Munros – Ed … Continue reading

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Alison on the Article

Following Monday’s stimulating and informative presentation on the subtle psychology and dark arts employed by retailers and online suppliers to part us from our hard-earned cash, Alison’s set an article competition. Write an article on any aspect of the retail … Continue reading

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Donny O’Rourke on poetry

On 3rd October we had a superb presentation and workshop from Donny O’Rourke which you will be able to read about fully in Keith McIvor’s report in this month’s issue of The Pencil. Here is just a flavour of what … Continue reading

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Second session back: 12 September 2016

A two-part morning: Al Watt gave a very thorough talk on how to set about entering writing competitions and submitting work for publication across all kinds of media. Al’s detailed handout will be a valuable resource for members who want … Continue reading

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Brief report on the first session back: 5 September 2016

A new session, a new venue, and new members – a great start with a turnout of 31 people. Jack welcomed all and outlined the season’s syllabus. He also mentioned the splinter groups (circles and folios) which give more opportunities … Continue reading

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Largs Viking Book Festival this weekend

Morning all! In case you’re not already aware, it’s Largs Viking Book Festival this weekend, with a really interesting lineup of authors and a publisher, mostly talking about their Viking-related books. You’ll find more info about most of the talks … Continue reading

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