Programme 2020-2021

Bearsden Writers Programme for session 2020- 2021

All meetings begin at 10.00 am.


10 September         Welcome to the new session.

24 September         Introduction to this session’s programme.

8 October                Entering Scottish Association of Writers Competitions

22 October              Writing a Women’s short story

5 November            Writing a General Article

19 November          Writing a Book Review

3 December             Writing a Short Story

17 December           Xmas Event with Flash Fiction Exercise


7 January                  Editing your Writing

21 January                Writing a Short Story for under-7’s

4 Febryary                Writing a Historical Novel

18 February              Writing Non-Fiction

4 March                     Publishing your Book Yourself

18 March                   Writing Crime Fiction

1 April                         Writing a Stage Play

15 April                       Members report on 2021 SAW Competitions

29 April                       Adding Diversity to your Writing

13 May                       Scripting a Sketch for Video

27 May                       How to Write a Memoir

10 June                      AGM and open mike session


At the moment all events will be Zoom meetings. Each session will consist of an ntroduction and a writing task. Some of the writing tasks will be set in advance, so that some products can be read out and/or discussed.

Zoom meetings will be replaced by face-to-face meetings only when Scottish Government guidelines indicate that it’s safe to do so. At that point the venue will be indicated. Face-to-face meetings will last two hours, and will include an introduction, writing task and discussion.

Programme items may be changed due to circumstances, so this programme should be regarded as indicative rather than definitive.

Please note that the programme is not a structured course in how to write. It is simply an opportunity for writers of all kinds to get together, talk about writing, and try their hand at a variety of writing activities.