Category Archives: Admin

Administrative updates, so you know what’s going on if there are changes on the site.

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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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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Got the January blues?

Head to Poems and Pints at The Waterside. Second Tuesday of the month, 7-9pm, share poems, and pints, in cosy surroundings.

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FACEBOOK & POINTS OF VIEW: 23rd November

We had a double treat today. Firstly, Cara, spoke about Facebook, including the history. It was set up by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004. Originally named TheFacebook, it was initially for use by university students and staff at Harvard. It soon … Continue reading

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Jen Butler on Short Story Writing (admin note) – full report to follow

On a morning “which ne’er puir sinner was abroad in”, Jen Butler braved the worst storm of the autumn so far to travel from the other side of Scotland to give us the benefit of her considerable knowledge and expertise in the … Continue reading

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Opening the door on the Poetry Lunch Club

The poem, The Door, by Scottish poet Miroslav Holub, was but one of the many poems shared this lunchtime at the library in the first meeting of the Poetry Lunch Club. Many thanks to Rose for choosing it. The Poetry … Continue reading

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Where we’re at – early Nov 2015

We’ve had write ups from most of the meetings so far, and you’ll always find them here, as well as in our in-house magazine, The Pencil. The poetry competition is now closed, but the article competition is open until 23rd … Continue reading

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Webpage admin update

So, most of this will be pretty unintelligible, sorry! Since I took over the site last year, I have disallowed registration on the site (you can still subscribe, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or indeed on Bloglovin’ or … Continue reading

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