Members’ Area: ‘Rhyme Time: Writing Humorous Poetry’ with Greta Yorke – 25 November 2020

    PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR RECORDING – INTRO PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR RECORDING – MAIN      

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Members’ Area: ‘How to Write a Novel’ with Novelist, Graeme Macrae Burnet – 18 November 2020

    PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR RECORDING   The wonderful, deliberately-simple, first paragraphs of Graeme’s three novels:   The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau It was an evening like any other at the Restaurant de la Cloche. Behind the counter, the proprietor, Pasteur, had poured himself a pastis, an indication that no more meals would be served and that any further service...

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Members’ Area: ‘The Skills of Writing Non-Fiction’ with Author, Donald Reid – 4th November 2020

    PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR RECORDING   With grateful thanks to Donald for reminding us of the delightful poems by Robert W. Service. Here’s one for the Readers – I keep collecting books I know I’ll never, never read; My wife and daughter tell me so, And yet I never heed. “Please make me,” says some wistful tome, “A wee bit of yourself.” And...

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Members’ Area: ‘Our Fiftieth Year’ Presented by Sheila Grant and Ann Burnett (Recorded Zoom) – 14 October 2020

  PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR RECORDING   Honorary Life Members of Ayr Writers Club, Sheila Grant and Ann Burnett, have been club members since way back when. At this special celebration evening for our fiftieth year, Sheila and Ann take us through fifty years of club history and share fond memories of the hundreds of writers that have passed through our doors.  They speak of their...

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Members’ Area: ‘How Do You Write a Novel?’ Workshop (Recorded Zoom) – 7 October 2020

  PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR RECORDING   Are you a Planner, or a Pantser? Ayr Writers’ Club member, Jennifer West, is a Planner. She completed her very first novel by trying out several different writing approaches. Struggled hard to keep track of it all. Learnt something from every single way. For this Workshop, Jennifer generously poured her experience into three summary sheets,...

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Members’ Area: ‘Opening Night, 2019/20 Successes’ (Recorded Zoom) – 16 September 2020

    PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR RECORDING   RUNNING ORDER Jeanette (President) – Welcome To The Year Ahead (omitted) Suzy Kelly – General Short Story Carolyn O’Hara – Published Poem Ajay (Media Liaison) – Being On The Committee Sheila Grant – Published Article Marion Husband – Self-Published Non-Fiction Book Nigel (Treasurer) – Feedback Nights...

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