Programme 2017-18


Meetings are held in The Dolphin Room at the The Black Isle Leisure Centre, Deans Road, Fortrose, IV10 8TG, from 2-4pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from September until the AGM in April.


The Black Isle Leisure Centre is the building below 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.In some of the meetings we will be exploring specific aspects of creative writing in some depth, and sharing our ideas.  In others, we are invited to read out a sample of what we have been writing and ask for constructive feedback.

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.


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 are being run in collaboration with Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre.

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 -
November 22 – Feedback on biographical writing
December 13 – Christmas Lunch at Golf Club

Christmas break

January 10 – 
January 24 –
February 14 – 
February 28 – 
March 14 – 
March 28 – 
April 11 – Members’ lunch