Bearsden Writers Programme for session 2021-2022
All meetings begin at 10.00 am.
9 September Welcome. Review of Writing Festival. Members’ writing progress over summer.
23 September ‘Writers Helping Writers.’ Skills Database.
7 October Writing a synopsis. Pre-20th Century Local History.
21 October Writing outside. Autumn Competition results and Winners’ readings.
4 November Writing science fiction and fantasy.
18 November Open mic session.
2 December Using Genealogy. Workshop on Kindle Singles.
16 December Christmas Quiz.
6 January Dealing with Agents and Publishers
20 January Scottish poetry. Open mic session.
3 February Workshop: Writing a killer first line.
17 February Using KDP
3 March Social media skills for writers; Marketing your book on the internet; Copyright issues.
17 March Writing for magazines worldwide. How useful are writing retreats?
31 March Workshop: Using objects as prompts
14 April Members report on 2022 SAW conference and competitions
28 April Travel Writing
12 May The 5 senses. A day out to write
26 May Dialect and dialogue
2 June Milngavie Week event
9 June AGM and open mic session
At the moment all events are 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.