About the Programme

COVID-19 UPDATE: Until our first group meeting at the Mercure Ayr Hotel on 4 Nov, we are presenting the September and October meetings as Zoom-Equivalent live and recorded sessions, and invite you to join us on Zoom.  Additionally, throughout the year, many of our Speaker and Workshop events, Key Nights, will be professionally recorded for member-viewing later that week (Full & Student Members Рopen access. E-Members Рlimited access).
Over the course of the year, thirty club nights, seven Summer Feedback ReadAround Evenings, offers access to a broad range of writing-related topics and activities.


Nights at Ayr Writers’ Club

Ayr Writers’ Club exists to encourage and develop the art of writing in all its forms. We hope to stimulate interest in many genres, provide structured support for those who wish to develop their skills, and the opportunity for members to bring work to the group for constructive feedback.

As such, our evenings at the club generally fall into one of four categories – Speaker, Workshop, Feedback and Club Night.

Workshops for each genre are usually led by club members with particular skills, interests, and successes, in those areas. Club Nights are fun evenings playing writing-type games – imagination, humour, plenty of twists and turns, are plentiful on these nights.

There is also a Club Competition for each genre, to encourage members to produce a completed piece of writing, to a deadline, and within a given set of parameters. This is motivational and fun, as well as helping members prepare for allied competitions (such as those organised by the Scottish Association of Writers) and for publication.

Competitions are entered anonymously and judged by either visiting speakers or experienced club members.

Club nights fall into three categories: Speaker, Workshop and Feedback sessions.

We cover several genres: Short Stories, Novels, Non-Fiction, Book Reviews, Articles, Children’s, Poetry, Flash Fiction¬†and Scripts.

Programme for 2020/21

We have an exciting programme of Guest Speakers for 2020/21 – established writers and publishers who will inspire, entertain and inform. Visitors are very welcome!

Guest Speakers for 2020/21