Thunderous applause … or just thunder? Summer Readaround – 19 June 2019

Wednesday saw the third Read-around of the summer, hosted by Carolyn O’Hara. We were reminded of Carolyn’s Read-around last year when we sat out in the garden in lovely sunshine. No such luck today with occasional showers and even thunder. However, inside were twelve keen writers prepared to share their work. After randomly drawing letters from a bag, it turned out to be our two new presidents...

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Pick’n’Mix at Troon – 5 June 2019

‘Pick a number. Any number,’ said Anne, our host, passing a bowl containing numbered slips of paper around the circle of writers.  I pulled No. 9 in the ‘Troon Tombola’ which meant I should be 9th to read – however due to a couple of last-minute cancellations, we had more numbers than people. But we’re not easily confused and Anne’s clever system sorted out the evening’s readaround running...

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The First Summer Pot-Pourri – 22 May 2019

So the club has closed for the summer, what are we to do now? No more writing, no more competitions, no more meetings. Aye right! The summer break is one of the busiest times for Ayr Writers’ Club. We may not have the usual venue but writing still goes on. We gather in members’ houses to read and discuss drafts or perhaps polished entries for upcoming competitions. Others read extracts from...

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