Monthly Archives: December 2015

OOR WULLIE’S SEASON’S GREET

Ah did get an invite tae they Broons’s Christmas Crackers play alang wi PC Murdoch, an’ it did sound crackers, but it wiz jist ma luck that Ah kicked the bucket that Monday. Ma ain. Aye, kicked it that bloomin … Continue reading

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BOOKMARKS

Our meeting on 7th December was the first of its kind at LWG; referred to in the syllabus as ‘Bookmarks’, it was an opportunity for members to read something that had inspired them from their past reading. This elicited a … Continue reading

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30th NOVEMBER’S THOUGHTS ON THINGS

Gazing upon items assembled by Bill soon kick-started our grey cells. A rock with a fossil imprint, a kaleidoscope, an Australian back-scratcher, a wooden darning mushroom and others, sent us scurrying into the recesses of our imagination – a Lego … Continue reading

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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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GOING BEHIND THE POEM: adjudication of poetry competition

Anne Scott, a lifelong enthusiast of literature and an experienced university lecturer, opened her talk on 16th November by saying she was ‘going behind the poem’. She defined the writing of poetry by quoting Frank O’Hara ‘I take this up … Continue reading

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JEN BUTLER CHALLENGED OUR MORALS: in short story writing

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 … Continue reading

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An entertaining morning: 2nd November

Sixteen entertainers entertained twenty-one members – displaying sex-equality at its best! Jen kicked off with a poem recalling an unsuited suitor, and there were other poems from Angus and Evie, with Jack’s remembering an amusing incident involving Aileen. Sketches were … Continue reading

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DREW COCHRANE GETS DOWN TO STAND-UP

Former Largs and Millport Weekly News editor Drew Cochrane added spice and humour to the serious topic of article writing when giving a well-received talk on 26th October. Many members of the forty-strong group filled the hall to be entertained … Continue reading

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A Poetic Yuletide

Tonight as a wee special event, Poems and Pints is ‘performing’ with poetry readings at the Green Shutters Tearoom from 6.30pm as part of the Largs Yuletide celebrations. Then tomorrow is the next of the regular Poetry Lunch Club dates … Continue reading

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