Bearsden Writers Programme for session 2020- 2021
Here is the programme for the current session. 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 Either Writing a Children’s Book or Writing a Memoir
3 June Events for Milngavie Week
17 June AGM and end-of-session event
At the moment all events will be Zoom meetings. These will be between 40 minutes and one hour in length. Each session will consist of a short introduction 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.