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AyrWritersClub

Club Programme 2023-24

 

Sep 2023  
6th   OPENING NIGHT – Welcomes, Introductions, & First Lines
13th   CLUB NIGHT
20th   GUEST SPEAKER – Alan Bissett: Humorous dramatic monologue
27th   WORKSHOP – bringing Monologues to life, with Ken O’Hara
Oct 2023      
4th   FEEDBACK EVENING
11th   GUEST SPEAKER – Mary W Craig: Non-fiction (Border Witch Trials)
18th   WORKSHOP – Article Writing – Getting it Right, with Gill Sherry
25th   CLUB NIGHT
Nov 2023      
1st   No meeting – Committee Night
8th   GUEST SPEAKER – Gail Anderson: Poetry (Lost and Found)
15th   WORKSHOP – Finding your Inner Poet, with Carolyn O’Hara
22nd   FEEDBACK EVENING
29th   GUEST SPEAKER – Michael Malone: Creating Characters for Novels 
Dec 2023     
6th   CLUB NIGHT – Sketch Writing for Pantomime (Oh yes it is!)
13th   XMAS EVENT – Book Talk, Raffle, Xmas Quiz – (Competition: 50 word Flash Fiction)
20th   NO MEETING
27th   NO MEETING
Jan 2024  
3rd   NO MEETING
10th   CLUB NIGHT 
17th    CLUB NIGHT
24th   GUEST SPEAKER – Maisie Chan: Writing for Children
31st   WORKSHOP – Writing for Today’s Children, with Greta Yorke
Feb 2024  
7th   FEEDBACK EVENING
14th   WORKSHOP – Plotting a Cosy Crime Novel, with Linda Brown & Carrie Watts
21st   No Meeting – Committee Night
28th   WORKSHOP – Ideas for Fantasy Writing, with Kirsty Hammond
Mar 2024     
6th GUEST SPEAKER – Douglas Skelton: Crime Fiction Writing 
13th FEEDBACK EVENING
20th   WORKSHOP – Self-Publishing on Kindle, with Helena Sheridan
22nd – 24th   WEEKEND CONFERENCE – Scottish Association of Writers (SAW) 
27th   SAW SUCCESS NIGHT
Apr 2024  
3rd   GUEST SPEAKER – James Oswald: Fantasy Writing – World Building 
10th GUEST SPEAKER – Grahame Anderson: The Road From Indie Publishing to a Traditional Publisher 
 17th   THE AYRSHIRE DRABBLE SCRIBBLE COMPETITION – A Story in Exactly 100 Words – live on the night
24th   AYR WRITERS’ CLUB TROPHY NIGHT READINGS – Club Competition Winners
May 2024  
1st   ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 
8th   ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER – Location TBC
 15th   NO MEETING
22nd   NO MEETING
29th   NO MEETING
   
     Summer readarounds (June – August 2024) will be arranged closer to time.