A meeting with Moira: Alan Bissett on monologues – 21 February 2018

For those brave members of Ayr Writers’ Club who defied the cold and damp to attend the meeting at Mercure Hotel in Ayr on 21 February (and there were many) it was to be an evening to remember. It was billed simply as “Speaker: Monologues – Alan Bissett”, which gave no indication of what was to come. And what was to come was a masterclass in both writing and performing. Alan is talented in both...

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Let’s write a play: drama workshop with Helena Sheridan – 14 February 2018

It might have been Valentines night but that didn’t stop a good crowd of Ayr Writers’ Club from gathering at the Mercure Hotel to learn about writing scripts at a drama workshop led by club member, Helena Sheridan. Helena is a talented and successful playwright who has won several Scottish Association of Writers drama script competitions and has had plays performed by theatre companies...

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Holding on for gold dust: fiction with Ajay Close – 7 February 2018

The truly talented and inspirational writer, Ajay Close, took the hot seat for Fiction, last Wednesday evening. Following Alison’s skilful introduction, describing her as a novelist, dramatist and creative writing tutor for adults and children, Ajay transported us along, on her writing journey, from Primary School, where a teacher had described, ‘her gift for words,’ up until present day. A...

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