Members Area: ‘Self-Publishing (and Self-Promoting) Your Book – Ken McGaffin and Journalist John Crowley – 27th January 2021

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Members’ Area: ‘Writing Biography & Submitting to Literary Magazines’ with Editor, Henry Bell – 13 January 2020

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Scottish Association of Writers’ Annual National Competitions Open for Submission

All members of Ayr Writers’ Club are affiliate members of the Scottish Association of Writers (SAW) and are eligible to enter any of the 10 national January competitions open to members registered for the SAW Online Writers Conference in March 2021. They are: Drama – A one act stage play (maximum of 5 characters). Approximately 45 minutes in length. Under 7’s Short Story...

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Book Review by Marion Husband ~ ‘Shuggie Bain’ by Douglas Stuart

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart Reviewed by Marion Husband Word Count 493 Pan Macmillan, 430 pages, Fiction ISBN: 978-1-5290-1927-8 Hardback Edition £8.00 Shuggie Bain is a fictional story about the powerful and loving relationship between a young boy and his alcoholic mother. A compelling and at times painful read, the theme is of love, addiction, poverty, and sexuality and family relationships....

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Members’ Area: ‘Performance Poetry’ with Poet, Jenny Lindsay – 2 December 2020

    PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR RECORDING     Reviews of This Script Salena Godden: A new body of work that is tackling the big subjects of today, sex and gender and feminism and death. Magi Gibson: An explosive blend of the personal and political delivered with linguistic dexterity, energy and wit. Kevin Williamson: Fierce, intelligent and moving. AMAZON LINK HERE...

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Ayrshire Magazine Feature – AWC Club Authors, Gill Sherry and Carolyn O’Hara

Ayr Writers’ Club members, Gill Sherry and Carolyn O’Hara, have already had amazing writing success this year, with Gill winning a staggering four AWC competition trophies (including the Dorrith Sim Trophy for Published Author of the Year), and Carolyn having her poem, By Chance, selected for inclusion within the Scottish Book Trust’s national publication, Blether, with a print...

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Marion Husband’s Competition-Winning Children’s Story Snapped up for International Publication

Ayr Writers’ Club Membership Secretary, Marion Husband, has had the most extraordinary year. A last-minute, half-hearted decision to add a children’s short story to the Scottish Association of Writers national Under 7s Short Story Competition in January 2020, has brought the type of success writers often dream of. Competition adjudicator, Sarah Grace, just loved Marion’s story,...

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Members’ Area: ‘Christmas Party Night & Presentation of 2019/20 Awards’ – 9 December 2020

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