Performing at Prestwick: For One Night Only – Summer Readaround, 24 May 2017

An ambitious frog,  a self-absorbed teenager, an inventive writer, an athletic kid with a talent for mental arithmetic, a couple of spies and some sinister SS officers –  we met all these characters and more at our first summer readaround at Carolyn’s house in Prestwick.  These fortnightly meetings, held at a kindly member’s home, are a great way of keeping us procrastinating writers...

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Awards Dinner Rogues Gallery – 10 May 2017

We gathered, we ate and we clapped the successes of the year. Let the photographs tell the story as each winner is handed their silverware from Joint Presidents Fiona Atchison and Janice Johnston The AWC Trophy Cabinet Bioforce / A Vogel Book Review Trophy: Ann Burnett Leigh Trophy for Flash Fiction: Maggie Bolton Ellie Hamilton General Short Story Trophy AND Novel Trophy: Linda Brown Ayrshire...

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Code 998: book launch with Gail McPartland – 4 May 2017

Cue a drum role; trumpet fanfare; organ toccata. Or perhaps, given the occasion, a Weimar cabaret number. Whatever, on Thursday 4th May, the place to be was Waterstones in Ayr where Ayr Writers’ Club member Gail McPartland was launching her debut novel Code 998. This haunting story is set in the Nazi concentration camps and is rooted in true events. The bookshop quickly filled with friends,...

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