Everyone has a story to tell

We believe everyone has their own story. We all live unique lives and in doing so we experience things, sometimes worth noting and at other times best forgetting.
To a writer, however, it is all worth remembering. Observing and recording the detail. It’s the good and the bad, the wonderful and the painful that makeup all our daily lives. When writing takes a hold of you, you have to create reality by showing both sides of your story.
If you want to write and to meet others who have the same interest then take the bold step of contacting us. Please note we are not all expert writers. We are a very mixed group with poets, short story and budding novelists. You don’t have to be academically qualified you just have to want to write.



About Grahame

Grahame has been a member of Greenock Writers' Club for over three years. He has an interest in writing Flash Fiction, Short Stories and Novels

March 27th – Saw Writers Conference

Greenock Writers’ Club went in force this year to the 49th Annual SAW Conference (Scottish Association of Writers). The event ran from Friday afternoon until Sunday at 3:00 pm.

The conference was well organised with a full programme of events and workshops. There were workshops to suit writers of children’s’ books, young adult and adult fiction, […]

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September 20th 2017 – Like Mother, Like Son

This week we had the delight to welcome back our Honorary President, Catherine MacPhail. With her for the first time was her son, David MacPhail, a successful author in his own right.

Cathy and David gave us an insight into the lives of two working busy authors and how they each approached their work on a […]

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September 13th 2017 – Building Character

This evening’s meeting opened with a welcome to two new visitors who promised themselves they would visit our club and hopefully join.

After the introductions, the meeting was passed over to committee member Morris Lindsay who had promised an evening of learning. Titled Building Character/Peer Assessment and Crime Story 2 the evening started with a bang.

Morris […]

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September 4th New Members Welcome

Greenock Writers’ Club starts the new season for 17/18 on Wednesday 6th September. Meetings will be held at Ardgowan Bowling Club (near the Tontine Hotel) from now until next April starting at 7:30pm.

We are always looking for new members to join our group. We have a wide range of writers who work with different styles […]

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March 1st – European Monarchy Adjudication

Always an exciting evening when there’s an adjudication. Members enjoyed the comments from Adjudicator Gail Ward who wasn’t there in person but represented by Collette.

The stories were wide ranging and each one interesting and informative. The winners will be published soon.


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22nd February – Digital Publishing

Tonight presentation was on Digital Publishing. Members were given a walk through of how they could easily publish their work online using services such as KDP Amazon or Ingram Spark.

Presented my member Grahame Anderson the evening raised more questions that it answered.

Overall an education into why local writers should empower themselves and get their work […]

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February 1st – The Art of Sonnet Writing

Tonight’s meeting was a lesson on Sonnet Writing delivered by Mr Marc Sherland. Mark who is current chairman of The Scottish Association of Writers delivered an inspiring workshop for the members.

The workshop enlightened the members of the various types of sonnets over the centuries and how each style had developed to where we are today.
The members […]

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January 11th – Treasures of the McLean Museum

An insight into the working of the McLean Museum was the topic delivered by Curator Val Boa.

Val explained the history of Greenock’s Museum covering artefacts and different time periods throughout history.

She brought some comic relief with her descriptions of the many stuffed animals that once adorned the walls and which were now thankfully many of the […]

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November 23rd – Adjudication: Competition 2 Alex Meikle

Wednesday was adjudication night for competition 2 ‘Writing an Article for publication based on a Natural or Man-made disaster. Adjudicator Alex Meikle led the proceedings.

It was encouraging the ten entries were all good quality making it difficult for him as the adjudicator. He advised the members however when writing an article that a couple of […]

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November 9th – Action and Dialect Workshop

Tonight we started the evening of the presentation of prizes from our Classic Wester Competition. In first place was Ann Pettigrew with her harrowing story based on true events at ‘The Battle of Wounded Knee.’ Her story had the members on the edge of their seats. A very sad story beautifully written.

Second Place went to […]

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