Last night was the third West Lothian Write of the year hosted by Alan Bissett. We were also able to launch our anthology A Well Travelled Notebook at the same time as the books arrived the day before. The night was a great success with seven members of West Lothian Writers reading – which was half the people reading. Of course we thought they were the best performers as well but we are biased! Find out what we read below the break.
Who Read What
The night was opened by Jenifer who read two poems, Homecoming which was about her father and Edinburgh Fringe about her experiences of this year’s festival in August. Jenifer was followed by Eric who read a novel extract from the sequel to A Clear Solution called The Allotment Society, in which Daniel has to deal with both a dead body and a man talking like a pirate.
Following Eric was a gentleman called Allan who read an extract from his children’s book Return of the Prince before Davie Cunningham from Quill read a poem. The first half finished with two of our members, Stephen reading the start of his short story Truth and Ian reading his competition winning poem The Snails Move Out and a sequence of poems called National Poetry Day, October 2015 (8th)
The second half started with a first time reader called John with a short story inspired by his childhood before Norman took the floor and read a very powerful story called A Prize for A Prize. After a trio of poets, Laura, Malcolm and Bill respectively, it was back to West Lothian Writers with Chris reading a seasonal tale called A Christmas Encounter followed by Margaret’s poem Homes for Sale. The evening concluded with another Margaret running a series of short poems.