WLW Meeting 15/04/2014

This week saw another great turn out with three new people joining us for the first time with Bill returning after a while away. Welcome Jackie, Kirsty and Charlie. Hopefully see you again next time. As usual we’ll start with this week’s news before telling you know what pieces were read.

This Week’s News

Our next meeting will start with our AGM where we’ll elect our chair, secretary and treasurer for the coming year and discuss what our plans are. It will be short and there will be cake.

On the 27th of May David McVey will be joining us to run a workshop on Using Dialogue. It should be a great session with lots of things to be learnt.

Final date for the diary is the 29th of August which is the next West Lothian Write. If you want to book your place to read contact the Howden Park Centre now. Places go quickly!

Curtis Brown are running a writing course in Edinburgh this autumn. Costs £1600(!) and information about the course can be found here.

Write Bloody Publishing are looking for poems for their anthology We Will Be Shelter. The anthology is to raise awareness, encourage critical self-reflection, and inspire action that supports communities in creating a more a socially just world. The closing date is the 1st of May 2014. You can find out more information here.

Finally, Jordan has been published in a new collection called Voices which can be purchased from the Howden Park Centre for either £2.50 or £3.50 (he couldn’t remember which!)

Tonight’s Readers

  • Soul Rider – the latest chapter of Eric‘s novel. Fiona visits the Execution Stadium for the first time.
  • Land Ahoy – an extract from Bill’s alternative history of Noah’s Ark. Noah’s frustrations with one of this doves has unexpected results.
  • Forest of Cloth – a short story by Stephen. The forest protects itself against a knife wielding vandal
  • The Demon Inside – Jordan’s poems all about the dark feelings we have inside us all.
  • A Lunch to Remember – the second part of Norman’s story about Max Levi’s memories of German in the first half of the 20th century.
  • Dark Entry – the next instalment of Anne’s novel. Kirsty hides in a charity shop on her way back from the supermarket.

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