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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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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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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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The last meeting in the Masonic! 2/5/16

The group met for the last time in the Masonic Hall. From September, meetings will be held in Largs Library. This session was devoted to members reading their own work. The readings included several short stories, all with strong storylines … Continue reading

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TALKING TO YOURSELF (Soliloquy Adjudication for Drama Trophy April 18th)

Alison, Judith and Jack were the adjudicators and my goodness it couldn’t have been an easy task. There were eight submissions of soliloquies: from poor wee housemaids left up the duff, and sadists, to deathbed secrets. This promised to be … Continue reading

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For probably the best of reasons, there was a change in the syllabus when a ‘feature writer’ was unable to visit LWG. However, members who attended this meeting were not at all disappointed by the entertainment provided by our very … Continue reading

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