Programme 2017-18

Venue

Meetings are held in the Fortrose Library, 6A Academy Street, Fortrose, IV10 8TW, from 2-4 pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from September until the AGM in May

Directions

The Fortrose Library which is attached to Fortrose Academy.  From Fortrose High Street, turn down Academy Road, turn left into Deans Road and take the first right past the school buildings and into the free car park within the school grounds.

What happens at the meetings?

The overall aim of the programme is to give members a forum in which they can explore different approaches to writing and learn from each other in a friendly and supportive group.

Programme

The aim of this programme is to offer opportunities to focus on different aspects of creative writing, and to have constructive feedback.

Some meetings will be developmental workshops led by published authors. These may being run in collaboration with Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre, or through the Scottish Association of Writers who provide workshops and speakers.

At others, members will be invited to share their experience of such challenges as deciding on what viewpoint to take, and then share work in which this has been a prime consideration. Suggested preparation for each meeting will be given.

August 16 - Annual Garden Party

September 13 – AGM and Welcome Preparations for the year ahead
September 27 – Feedback session
October 11 – Writing and feedback session
October 25 – Inspirational Day - visit to Inverness Museum
November 8 – Speaker Jennifer Henderson - How to research biography - http://sandstonepress.com/books/josephine-tey
November 22 – Feedback on biographical writing
December 13 – Christmas Lunch at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club

Christmas break

January 10 – Stories of village folk
January 24 – Members writing and feedback
February 14 – Romantic writing
February 28 – "My journey into crime writing" - Shona G MacLean - http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/profile-author/66755
March 14 – Different approaches to writing
March 28 – Members writing and feedback
April 11Poetry Now

April 25 - Poetry Again

May 9 - AGM and lunch