Elgin Writers

Elgin Writers meets from March to June and from September to December on a fortnightly basis at Elgin Library on Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

2016 Programme

Second part of the season reconvenes 7th September 2016

Current Events

Summer competition: A Day in the life of.....

A short story from a different perspective. 1500 - 2000 words. Staff at Waterstones will be adjudicating this competition.

7th September - Reconvene after the summer break. Never judge a book by it’s cover
Closing date of summer competition: A day in the Life of... 1500—2000 words

14th September @ 6.30pm - Mairi Hedderwick—Running Away from Katie Morag—will be talking at the Moray Book Festival.
We are sponsoring this author at the festival and although it is free, it is ticketed.

21st September -Moira McPartlin will lead a workshop on ‘Plot—more than just a plan.’ .
Closing date for poetry competition—max 40 lines—People & places

5th October - Angela Oatridge will lead a workshop on ‘How to earn a few pounds while writing your book’

8th October - From Word to Kindle—a practical computing workshop led by Nick Walker at Lossiemouth High School 10-12pm

19th October - Results and readings of ‘A day in the life of…’ & results of ‘People & places’ competition.
Closing date poetry competition—Max 40 lines—Messages

2nd November - Work in Progress. Bring a piece of writing - preferably duplicated- with which you are struggling and attach a sheet for constructive comments.
Closing date of article competition—800-1,000 words. Any theme. E-mail to Margaret W
16th November - James Nock, archivist will show us round the archives in Elgin library and point us in the right direction for researching local history

30th November - Annual General Meeting.
Results of Messages poetry and article competitions and poetry readings.

14th December - Christmas dinner at Grant Arms, Fochabers (Tbc)—No.10 bus stops right outside

1st March 2017 Reconvene for 2017 season. Memberships due

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