2017-2018 Syllabus

Largs Writers Group meets on Monday mornings from 10 o’clock till noon in Largs Library.

Subscriptions: £10 per year

Weekly collection of £1 each for use of the room.

Visitors: £2 per meeting

You might also be interested in the regular events run by our friends Poems and Pints – they meet twice a month – on the 1st Friday of the month for lunch (bring your own) at the library, 12-2pm, and on the 2nd Tuesday of the month* in The Waterside where you can buy your own pints (or whatever). The idea is to share poems and be sociable.

*September 2017’s meeting will be on the 3rd Tuesday.


September 2017

4  Welcome; pay subs; reports; new programme; circles and folio. ‘Call my Bluff.’
11 RYOW (read your own work).
18 ‘Creating a Character’ – Judith Flinn.
25 Library Closed. Outing to Field Studies Centre (Millport).


2   Visit from Scottish Association of Writers.
9 Children’s Story – Ann Burnett (setting competition).
16 ‘Great Writing’
23 ‘The Great Crime Enigma’ – Steve O’Brien (setting Flash Fiction competition).
30 ‘Something Spooky’ – Harvey Green (dress appropriately!).


6 Article – David Carnduff (setting competition). Children’s story due.
20 Library Talk – Paul Cowan. Crime Flash Fiction due.
27 Drama – Andrew McGregor.


4   Short Story – Bill Douglas (setting competition). Article due.
11 Children’s story adjudication.
18 Pantomime by Frances Melling. Christmas Lunch.


January 2018

8  Crime flash fiction adjudication. Travel Workshop – Alison Green.
15 Poetry – ‘The Standard Habbie’ – Marc Sherland (setting competition)
22 Article adjudication. Short stories due.
29 ‘House’ – Helen Macari.


5   Drama – Jack Muir (setting competition)
12 ‘2118’
19 Poetry Slam – Be prepared with three poems please. Poetry due.
26 Short story adjudication.


5  Visit to Oran Mor
12 ‘Hobby-Horse.’ Drama due.
19 Live Literature.
26 Poetry adjudication. RYOW.



9  ‘Points of View’ – Al Watt.
16 Drama adjudication.
23 AGM & Awards Ceremony
30 ‘Peedie Prose’ – Jack Muir.


9  Garden Party / Drama Day


TBC  Poetry Day


Sorry if you’re missing the calendar which we used to have – we have had to get rid of it this year, but the information above is kept up to date.

3 Responses to 2017-2018 Syllabus

  1. Colin Steel says:


    I am looking for a writers group to join. I live in Greenock but the local group meeting times doesnt suit me. Would I be able to join your group?


    Colin Steel

  2. Val gumley says:

    Hi guys
    Can you make sure someone emails me the details of any of the competitions so that I can enter them from here? I have paid my subs
    Hope your all well, I’ve joined a writers group here too but want to keep up with my pals from Largs as a online member.
    Hi to all xx


    Hi, I’m looking to find a good writing group, but work shifts wouldn’t let me attend in person for the most part. How do the online attendees participate?

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