Warning: here be dragons – Write Up North

Write Up North, this year hosted by Angus Writers as well as the Scottish Association of Writers took place in Arbroath on the 25th June and certainly gave a new meaning to the local ‘smokies’. The baronial style of Rosely House Hotel, set among ornamental trees and bushes, was a fitting choice for the event. The meeting was well attended, and we were snuggled in close as the sessions got...

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AWC on tour – Summer Readaround in Beith

The second read-around of the summer took us via the highways and byways of North Ayrshire to John Eden’s home in Beith. Many of the usual suspects were there and there was a strong trend towards competition entries (even those that had already been submitted) or extracts from ‘work in progress’ novels. Nigel began with a piece originally written for a flash-fiction competition. The main...

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Sunshine on Symington – First Summer Read-around – 8th June 2016

Two days before the start of some big fitba tournament in Paris, we had our first ‘away’ of the summer season at Nigel’s in Symington.   Maggie booted the ball into play first, treating us to a work in progress – three minutes approx. of a five minute sketch. All hush hush and top secret I’m afraid as Maggie intends entering her piece to Swanwick Summer School’s Page to Stage competition....

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