September

4th – Pay subs, review syllabus, summer writings. Set-word: ‘Machine’

11thGuest Speaker: Lee Montgomery-Hughes, ‘Writing on…’

18th – Hear writings on ‘Machine’. New set-word: ‘Solve’.

25th – Public Holiday. We will visit the Largs Museum & Skelmorlie Aisle

October

2ndGuest Speaker:  Betty McKay, ‘Writing for Children’. Competition

9th – Four 15-minute talks by four volunteers; questions

16th – Nature Poetry: talk, workshop, read out writings

23rd – Poetry of song lyrics. Talk, workshop. Read out writings

30th – Hear writings on September’s set-word, ‘Solve’. New set-word: ‘Thin’. We’ll hand-in our ‘Write for Children’ competition entries.    

November

6thGuest Speaker: David McVey, ‘Humorous Short Story’. Competition

13th – Short Sketch, Not Comedy. Workshop, and read out  our writing

20th – Curious Phrases: talk, workshop, discuss

27th – Flash Fiction: talk, workshop. Competition

December

4th – Results of the Writing for Children competition.  Hand in Humorous Short Story for judging.

11th – Article writing: talk, workshop. Competition, Also, reading out efforts for October’s set word ‘Thin’. New set-word: ‘Photo’

18th – Christmas Panto or TBD   Hand in entries for the Flash Fiction competition.

(no meetings 25 Dec or 1 Jan)

January

8thGuest Speaker Angus Middleton: ‘Robert Burns. Hand in Article writing entries

15th – Flash Fiction Competition result – Gail Anderson, adjudicator. Read out efforts from our set word of December, ‘Photo’. New set-word: ‘Force’.

22nd – Results of Humorous Short Story Competition, David McVey, adjudicator

29th – A.I. Robotics, Alexa, etc. Discussion.

February

5thGuest Speaker: Lee Montgomery-Hughes. Poetry workshop. Competition

12th – TBA

19th – Results of article-writing competition, Eleanor Fordyce, adjudicator

26th – Share writings from January’s set-word, ‘Force’. New set-word: ‘Guess’. Hand in entries for the poetry competition.         

March

4th – Science fiction: talk, workshop. Read out writings

11th – Oran Mor outing

18th – Results of Poetry Competition, Lee Montgomery-Hughes adjudicator

25th – Hear writings on February’s set-word, ‘Guess’. New set-word: ‘Wait’ 

April

1st – Easter Holiday (library closed)              

8th – Superstition – talk, workshop.  Read out writings

15th – AGM  & Prizegiving.  Read writings from March’s set-word, ‘Wait’

22nd – Paraprosdokians: talk, workshop, read out  writings

May

Garden Party – date TBD