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Summer Meeting #6

On the evening of 17th August, seven of us had the pleasure of visiting Janice for the sixth meeting of the summer, and it was an addition delight to catch a glimpse of the beautiful views from her farm! Janice gave us a warm welcome and so we settled down to a variety of literary offerings. 

The poetry touched on diverse subjects: Catherine presented us with autumnal musings, the trials of broken bones, and a reflection on choristers; Wilma tickled us with a piece on the pain and pleasure of dieting clubs. Helena’s poem was a previously published piece – a moving contemplation on famine in Somalia, which sadly is as appropriate today as it was many years ago. 

Fiction came from Janice who read the next instalment of her children’s ‘dragon’ story, while Dorrit gave us an excerpt from her ‘fishy’ tale, written especially for children with reading difficulties. 

Joan’s snippets of tantalising description and characterisation provoked lots of lively discussion about where they might lead!

Non-fiction was provided by Ann in the form of an article on the new whisky distillery on Arran (no samples available, unfortunately!).  Finally I found the courage to read a piece I wrote many years ago about living with M.E. – a bit of an emotional rollercoaster to read, but I survived.

After all that listening, talking, and the ensuing discussion, we were more than ready to enjoy the refreshments – and the home baking went down particularly well!

Thanks for a great night Janice.  

The new session of the Ayr Writers’ Club begins on WEDNEDAY 7th SEPTEMBER.  Please note that the first meeting will start at 7pm.

Carolyn O’Hara

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