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Poetry Workshop

Third week in and I am starting to find my feet in this new world of Ayr Writers’ Club. Well it’s a new world to me anyway. I am trying to sit with different people each week to chat to and this seemed to be working well, until last night James Rose approaches me…. with a request to writ this weeks’ blog. No bother says I, trembling in my shoes. It’s one thing writing the family Christmas...

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Opening Night at Ayr Writers’ Club

After a summer that defied the Trades Descriptions Act, Ayr Writers’ Club reconvened for its 2015-16 season on Wednesday 9th September. The venue was a new one – the Mercure Hotel in Ayr. And amongst the faces were new ones and old ones (sorry, I mean, more long-standing members, of course!). But unlike the summer, this club does exactly what it says on the tin. The energy for writing provided...

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Bernard MacLaverty – Life Inspiring Fiction

BERNARD MACLAVERTY – Life Inspiring Fiction. AYR WRITERS’ CLUB 16th September 2015 Having experienced firsthand, during twenty years in the classroom, how Bernard MacLaverty’s fiction can capture the imagination, and inspire secondary school pupils to produce some of their best pieces of work, I was very excited to be meeting one of my literary heroes. He did not disappoint. Bernard MacLaverty’s...

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Readaround Wednesday 26th August 2015

‘Hope nobody gets lost. And, yes, there are bears in them woods but they be friendly’. TD With this message swimming around my mind I set forth into the heart of the Carrick Hills. After following Tim’s excellent directions which included a google earth map and meeting a convoy of like minded travellers we safely arrived at Tims. Even though it was raining the view seeping...

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