Guest Speakers & Adjudicators 2021/22
Over the course of the year, nine invited Guest Speakers will visit Ayr Writers’ Club to talk about their writing routines, their working methods, and their publications.
There will be an open Question & Answer session in the latter half of the evening, an opportunity to delve a little deeper into a professional writer’s thoughts and working practices.
Many of our Guest Speakers will also adjudicate, and feedback, on every individual entry submitted for each of the club’s ten writing competitions, to their specialist field.
2nd February – Sergio Burns, Guest Speaker & Adjudicator
Born in Broxburn and arrived in Ayrshire via Bathgate. Editor of AM Magazine, formerly senior writer at Ayrshire Magazine, correspondent for Italian newspaper Il Giornale’s magazine, writing about UK/Scottish politics and other European events including the murder of Slovakian journalist Jan Kuciak and the rise of the right in Europe.
Arts Journalist with Contemporary Magazine, wrote the Europhoria column for The New Entertainer (Spain).
Has also written for the Mail On Sunday, The Sunday Herald, Scottish Field, In These Times (USA), Austin Chronicle (USA), Blueprint and Street Photography magazine.