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.

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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

October 26th – Ghosts, Ghouls and Scary Stories

The annual dress up night for members – Hallowe’en.

A fun evening was had by all as members read from their own written scary stories and also short pieces from horror writers down the centuries. A selection of poems ‘on the dark side’ were read out as each member round the table had their chance to […]

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October 5th – Teen Fiction and Classic Western submissions

After last week’s presentation on Teen Fiction this week presenter Colette Hannigan asked the members who had participated in the homework to present the characters they had created who would interest teens.

As we went round the members it was clear that our imaginations had been stirred by this genre. We had characters that were telekinetic, social […]

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September 28th – Teen Fiction and SAW Calendar

SAW Presentation
Our SAW (Scottish Association of Writers) representative, Lesley Holligan, gave the members an overview of SAW the organisation and the Calendar of events, competition and Annual Conference for the next twelve months.  There’s plenty of competitions to test out experienced and novice writers. The workshops at Annual Conference are worth going to as many […]

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September 21st – Writing for Success

It was a very busy evening tonight. Isobel, our Club Secretary, presented the rules to all members and visitors for Competition Entry. She pointed out the right and wrong ways to enter. Although not complicated she said it was important that all members follow our guidelines when submitting work for the competitions. A simple thing like […]

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September 14th – We’re Back

It was a great start to the new season tonight. We welcomed a number of visitors who came along to hear and see what Greenock Writers’ are about.

We played a game of Poetry Bingo which was a great ice-breaker for the members and visitors. Isobel read out a selection of Poetry and the members had […]

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April 27th – Annual Dinner

This year we celebrated our end of year with a meal at  Royal Gourock Yacht Club. A fun night was had by all. We had our meal in a private room to allow us as writers to read aloud some competition winning short stories.
Congratulations to all of the award-winners:
1st (and the Janetta Bowie Memorial Trophy): Anne Pettigrew
2nd: Helen […]

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February 24th – The Dragon’s Pen

Our annual visit into the Dragon’s Den….oops! I mean Dragon’s Pen.

SAW Scottish Association of Writers (our national body) started this competition a couple of years ago. We followed on by adopting it locally and now we are in our second year.

Presented by Franziska Kerber and Isobel Watt they took all members through the process for […]

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February 17th – Getting the most from your library

Our speaker tonight was Gerry Bergin from Inverclyde Libraries. Gerry gave us an insightful look at the role of a library in today’s world.

With the advent of the internet and eReaders the toll has been hard on most libraries. Some have resorted to sharing building with other services such as the local Registrars whilst some […]

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February 10th – Love lines in a leap year

‘Love is in the air – everywhere I look around’

It certainly was tonight at Greenock Writers’ Club where we explored the use of love in writing.

Members read out a range of poems and some Shakespeare sonnets and a range of classics and modern including Keats, Edna Millay, James VI bible, Ben Jonson, Maya Angelou and […]

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February 3rd – Genealogy and Family (Hi)stories

Our evening tonight was interesting from the start. Long time member Lesley Holligan and confessed genealogist demonstrated to our group how to trace your family history.

Showing her own extensive family tree dating back to the 1700s.  Lesley took the members through the various genealogy sites and public record sites to demonstrate how to view official records, […]

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