WLW Meeting 18/03/2014

WLW Meeting 18/03/2014This week saw a great turn out of eight people including a new member Jordan who we had met at the West Lothian Write last Friday.

This Week’s News

We’ll start with some good news first. One of our former members Emma Mooney has been signed by Crooked Cat Publishing for her book The Beautiful Game (working title!) Well done to Emma from all of us at West Lothian Writers.

Talking of books, our own book, From The Purple Notebook was launched last Friday and is already getting great feedback. If you wish to purchase a copy you can do so here.

Also our treasurer Eric has had the short story that his novel Soul Rider is based on accepted by the Sci Fi magazine Nebula Rift. We’ll add a link to the story on his author’s page when it is published. Well done Eric!

Our chair Stephen has been invited to read at Black Out, a candlelit evening of poetry readings, spoken word and dark storytelling all in aid of Earth Hour 2014, on the 29th of March. If you would like tickets get in contact with Stephen.

Anne’s play What Will We Do About Mum? will be performed the following day at the Bathgate Regal Theatre. Make sure you get your ticket.

The BBC are holding a comedy writing competition called Room to Write which you can find about here.

Tonight’s Reading

  • Atholl Brose – an extract from Jenifer‘s novel. Alexander decides he needs to escape for a while after breaking up with Fleur.
  • Second Chances – a Sci-fi piece of flash fiction by Stephen. A woman goes in search of a second chance from the Monks of Between Time
  • Cold Outside – a Stargate fan-fic by Stacey set at Christmas to the song It’s Cold Outside
  • The Jump – a poem about a man contemplating life by our newest member Jordan.
  • You Can’t Catch Me – a lovely story from Sally about the life of a turtle from egg to parenthood.

See you at our next meeting on the 1st of April!

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