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It was a dark and stormy night … 20 September 2017

It was a dark and stormy night… And I was almost tempted not to go to our first Readaround night but I was arranging the evening so I thought I’d better turn up. I had done some preparation. I checked the bag of numbers – four groups of every number from one to six. I thought six groups might be a bit ambitious on such a dreich evening so I carefully corralled the sixes in a separate bag. In...

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A couplet of perspectives: poetry workshop – 13 September 2017

With enthusiasm brimming over from the poetry workshop last week, we are treated to a pair of blogs from which inspiration and advice can be gleaned: thanks to Maggie Bolton and Eddie Phillips.   ‘We are all poets this evening’ That’s what Alison Craig told us at the beginning of her workshop. Even though poetry may not be ‘your thing’ we all have it in us....

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Setting the Scene: Launch Night – 6 September 2017

After a summer of read-arounds, Ayr Writers’ Club reconvened on 6 September 2017 at the Mercure Hotel to begin the 2017/2018 season. The room was bustling and all the tables were filled as Alison Craig welcomed new and long-standing members alike. The night was titled ‘Opening Night: Setting the Scene’ and it was obvious why as Alison introduced the room to the Committee (highlighting the vacant...

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