WLW Meeting 01/04/2014

Tonight’s meeting saw a bumper turn out of eleven people including the long awaited return of Norman.

This Week’s News

WLW Meeting 04/02/2014Let’s start tonight by congratulating Anne for putting on What Will We Do About Mum? An excellent turnout of 190 people (the theatre’s capacity is 200!) turned out to see the play which starred some of our members: Jenifer, Anne D and Chris.

The Scottish Book Trust has recently launched the Next Chapter Award 2014. The winner of the award will receive nine months of mentoring, a four week stay (split into two blocks) at Moniack Mhor writing retreat and a bursary of £1000. Closing date is the 16th of May.

On the 29th of April West Lothian Writers will be holding our AGM. You can find the minutes from last year’s AGM here.

One of our newest members Jordan will be getting published in a writing magazine this Thursday at Howden Park Centre. Sadly he couldn’t remember what it was called but we’ll let you know what it is called as soon as we know.

Our next speaker has been booked. David McVey will be visiting WLW on the 27th of May to deliver a workshop on Using Dialogue. Put the date in your diaries now!

Finally Elizabeth recommend that every join the Federation of Writers and sign up to their newsletter so you can find out about upcoming competitions and workshops.

Tonight’s Readers

  • Dark Entry – the second part of Anne’s new novel. Ailsa and Euan have an argument over breakfast
  • Biography of Mother – another memory of Chris’ mother. This time she is facing down a campaigner from the SNP
  • A Lunch to Remember – the start of a story from Norman. An elderly Max remembers back to a lunch he had with two of the most famous composers of the 19th century.
  • Train to Waverley – a poem from Iain full of metaphors and images of a train to Waverley station in Edinburgh.
  • Bridezilla Whisperer – an extract from Mary’s novel. Claire has a visit from her bank manager and a mother of a bride she is making a dress for.

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