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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November 21st 2018 – Flash Shakespeare Guess the Play – David McKelvie

Shakespeare night at Greenock writers club did not disappoint. Presided over by the ever diligent David McKenzie with his encyclopedic knowledge of the great bard, we were both entertained and enlightened on just how great a writer he was. David prepared not a just one or two part quiz, but a five parter, including speaking […]

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September 26th 2018 – Teen Fiction Workshop – Colette Hannigan

With reference to The Hunger Games, A Monster Calls, Harry Potter and The Book Thief, Colette revealed some of the characteristics of successful female characters in teen fiction. There were some interesting questions from the group. If you are thinking of entering the next competition good luck and you might want to consider some of […]

By |September 27th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

March 28th 2018 – Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 28 March 2018. It involved, minutes, members, memoranda, monies, and memories. We were flooded with reports from the committee (Ian, David, Isobel, Colette and Lesley). There were proposals and appointments and general thanks all round.

If any of you haven’t paid a deposit for the annual dinner and […]

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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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February 7th 2018 – Sketching Humour – Jack Muir

In preparation for our upcoming competition ‘A Humorous Scottish Sketch’, Jack Muir paid us a visit from our sister writers club down the coast at Largs. Jack is a dramatist, humorist and raconteur and provided us with some useful tips and guidelines. But alas no dog biscuits! Arruff!

Jack kept us amused with lots of anecdotes […]

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January 31st 2018 – Peer Assessment 2

With Morris wearing the hat of conductor it was all aboard Grahame’s bus, via the land of Edit, to our destination “The Best Seat in the Universe”. Was it a wild goose chase or […]

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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 […]

By |September 5th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

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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