Bearsden Writers Programme for session 2021-2022
All meetings at Milngavie Community Centre (MCC) begin at 10.00 am.
Zoom MEETINGS WILL BE 7-9 pm on alternative Thursday.
9 September Welcome. Review of Writing Festival. Members’ writing progress over summer. ZOOM
23 September ‘Walking & Writing’. A workshop led by Gwen Stokes. Skills Database. At Garscube Estate.
7 October Writing a synopsis. Talk & Workshop by Leela Soma. MCC (10-12)
21 October Halloween Competition results and Winners’ readings. ZOOM
4 November Open mic session. MCC (10-12)
18 November Writing science fiction and fantasy led by Neet Neilson. ZOOM
2 December Using Genealogy by Myra Duffy and Joan Fleming on Article Writing. MCC (10-12)
16 December Christmas Writing / Book Festival. MCC (10-12)
6 January Dealing with Agents and Publishers. MCC (10-12)
20 January Scottish poetry, led by Palo. Open mic session. ZOOM
3 February Writing a killer first line. Workshop led by Mairi Jack. MCC (10-12)
17 February Writing Non-Fiction. ZOOM
3 March Social media skills for writers; Marketing. Kenneth with Myra. MCC (10-12)
17 March Pre 20thC History workshop by Allan Martin. ZOOM
31 March Workshop: Using objects as prompts. All members. MCC (10-12)
14 April Members report on 2022 SAW conference and competitions. ZOOM
28 April Travel Writing Competition results. Adjudicated by Ann McLaren. MCC (10-12)
12 May The 5 senses. A day out to write. Gwen
26 May Dialect and dialogue led by Wilma Ferguson. MCC (10-12)
2 June Milngavie Week event
9 June AGM and open mic session. MCC (10-12)
This session we are using a hybrid of face to face at MCC and Zoom meetings. Each session will consist of an 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.