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Sharing SAW Successes – 22 March 2017

Another year, another success story for the Ayr Writers Club at SAW. This year, twenty one AWC entries across a wide range of genres received prizes from 1st Place to Commended. For those who were unable to attend, this evening was a chance to hear some of the pieces performed and read aloud. AWC’s first prize trophy winners First up was Linda Brown’s general article “A short woman’s...

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Wandering with words: travel writing workshop with Nigel Ward – 15 March 2017

In a couple of sentences, write about a place you have visited and has made an impression on you, then write about a local, more mundane place. This was the homework set to us in preparation for Wednesday night’s travel workshop, brought to us by our own Nigel Ward. Nigel has had club success in travel writing competitions and posts his blog regularly on the Walk Highlands website. So what is...

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Wolves, whales and a wee moose, with Jim Crumley – 8 March 2017

Nature writing comes naturally to Jim Crumley. We were delighted to welcome Jim to the club as our guest speaker. A well-known and respected nature writer with a journalistic background (twenty years with major Scottish newspapers), he still contributes monthly to the Dundee Courier and The Scots Magazine. Describing nature writing as the “problem child of literature”, Jim explained how...

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