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And the winner is …. AWC Success Night – 26 April 2017

Last Wednesday night was THE night: the snacks were out, the lectern was in place and the room was filled with a buzz of excitement. Over the course of the next two hours we were treated to many pieces from six different genres, each read by its creator. And what a banquet it was with some writers demonstrating their versatility, reading pieces from more than one genre.   Ann Burnett’s work...

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Book review workshop with Catherine Lang – 19 April 2017

If you are like me and have never written or even thought of writing a book review, then Catherine Lang’s book review workshop on 19th April was the place to be. With several prize-winning book reviews to her credit, Catherine made what might seem a daunting topic not only extremely informative but fun. First, it was important to recognise what does not constitute a review. “It is not a blurb,...

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Readarounds can be murder – 12 April 2017

It has been roughly thirty five weeks since I last attended an Ayr Writers’ Club meeting, and in order not to break with tradition, I arrived my usual wee ten minutes late.   It was so nice to see all the familiar faces again, alongside some new faces.  After a quick hello, I joined one of the groups we had split into for the readaround. Last year’s readarounds were done anonymously. However,...

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No animals harmed in the launch of “Dog Fight” – 6 April 2017

AWC club member Susan McVey reports on the launch at Waterstones in Ayr of Michael J Malone’s latest in an ever-increasing list of publications.   Creating nail biting novels that keep you on the edge of your seat, seems to come naturally for Michael J Malone, I’m sure those who have read his work will agree.  For those who attended his book launch at Waterstones for his latest...

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Let’s Write: It’s a Disaster! – 5 April 2017

Let’s Write Night began with a scream. But don’t worry folks. It was a scream of joy and excitement because oor Pat Young had tremendous news to share with us. Her novel, the psychological thriller “Till the Dust Settles” which she has worked so hard to perfect, has been accepted for publication. Yayyyy ! Well done Pat. We all look forward to reading your book. Pat’s grin stretches from...

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