Tales from Turnberry Readaround – 22 August 2018

For the final Readaround of the summer, six intrepid writers made their way to Turnberry. After a somewhat bumpy ride, they were rewarded with panoramic views and copious amounts of chocolate. What could be more inspiring? Nigel kicked off proceedings with a glimpse into the ‘wealth encrusted coastline of the Cote d’Azur’, seen through the eyes of an Englishman out in the midday sun. We felt the...

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A Variety Pack at Nigel’s Readaround – 8 August 2018

What better way to start a readaround than to listen to a piece directly inspired by the writer’s experience of the previous readaround? Marion’s City Girl versus Country Girl was a fun fusion of memoir, nostalgia, life writing and creative non-fiction. Packed with imagery and humour, she compared her youthful enthusiasm for the bright lights of Glasgow to the rural bliss the woman with jacket...

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Five Go for a Readaround in the Carrick Hills – 25 July 2018

Five readers met at Tim’s house in the Carrick Hills on a sunny evening, sitting on the veranda looking eastwards at a splendid panorama of the Southern Uplands with the highest mountain, The Merrick (2,766 feet), in the far-away distance. Sadly, not quite a Munro, which is a Scottish mountain over 3,000 feet. More of the Munros later. Chris G. kicked off with a short piece, in prose style which...

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