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Scripting a Smile: sketch writing workshop with Helena Sheridan – 23 November

Tis the season to be jolly. Oh yes it is. Come on, wake up, it’s late November and we only have four weeks to wear our Christmas jumper that we bought for a fiver in the Primark sale last January. Let’s be jolly.   A fit of laughter or even a smile costs nothing at all so that is what we did on Wednesday night at the writers club: we laughed. Helena Sheridan, our script writing expert, presented...

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Douglas Thompson: from Scarlett Johansson to the Brahan Seer – 16 November

Douglas Thompson, award winning poet, novelist and short story writer was our guest speaker brightening up a damp and dreich November night.   Book signing a-plenty at AWC Described by Charles Packer of Sci-Fi Online as an extraordinarily gifted writer whose lines are infused with poetry, Douglas uses elements of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Supernatural in his work. His latest book ‘The...

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Favourite Book Night. – 9 November

Ayr Writers’ Club certainly knows how to entertain its members and guests.   A good turnout and a good time was had, as literary epicures gathered to share their thoughts on inspiring reads while they trumped wider and wickeder events of the evening, (hope you don’t mind me borrowing your initial quip, John.) An eclectic choice of work was brought to the table, belonging to authors from...

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Kirsty Logan: really flash – 2 November

Kirsty Logan with joint President Janice Johnston Our speaker for 2 November was Kirsty Logan, who reviews books, acts as mentor and writes a column. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in print and online, recorded for radio and podcasts and exhibited in galleries. She has written two books; The Gracekeepers, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales, which is a collection of...

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