WLW Meeting 12th of July 2014

Eight people turned out for our first meeting in July. Considering it is now the summer that is a really good turn out and hopefully the numbers will continue to be good over the next few months.

This Week’s News

First of all, Jenifer and Stephen have had their entries to Scottish Book Trust’s Stories of Home competition published on the Scottish Book Trust Website. You can read Jenifer’s story Blessings of Home here and Stephen’s piece Summer Swings here. Good luck to the both of them.

Age Scotland and West Lothian Council are running a competition for all those aged over 50 on the theme of Love Later Life. You can enter in any art form but any written pieces must be less than 500 words. Closing date is the 5th of September and you can find out more information about the Love Later Life competition here.

Closing later that month is submissions to New Writing Scotland 33. They are looking for writing under 3500 words. To find out more information about how to submit your work click here.

As our next meeting is taking place the day after Ernest Hemingway‘s birthday we though we would try writing some six word stories at the start of the next meeting so get your thinking caps on.

This Week’s Readings

  • Dark Entries – the next part of Anne’s Novel. Kirsty is stuck in the boat while her boyfriend Euan and Coll unload it.
  • Soul Rider – the latest instalment of Eric‘s sci-fi novel. Fiona goes back to her home town of Clinton in search of answers.
  • The Garden – a short piece by Valerie based on her memories of her grandfather and his garden.
  • Outdoor Gallery – a poem by Sally about the mess the birds made of her street a couple of months ago.
  • The Imposter – a flash ficiton of 100 words by Jenifer which tells the story of a night visitor into the narrator’s bed!

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