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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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 […]

By |February 12th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

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, […]

By |February 5th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

January 27th – Nonsense Poetry and Limericks

A fun night had by all. Led by fellow member John McLean our nonsense poetry and reading of limericks was a laugh a minute.

Our members got the chance to write their own verse which was fun for some and challenging for others.

A few eyes were opened with the content of many limericks being quite rude […]

By |January 29th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

January 20th Allan Morrison Presents….

An evening of fun with local author Allan Morrison presenting the first half of our meeting. Allan told the members of the Greenock Writers’ Club about the ins and outs with publishers and how to navigate the publishing world.

Allan brought with him over twenty books he has had published and gave us an insight into […]

By |January 25th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

January 13th – Adjudication Largs Writers

The members of Largs Writers were warmly welcomed to our meeting tonight. They braved the elements after working so hard to judge the three to five minute sketches written by Greenock Writers’ members.

After a thorough explanation of each sketch the announced the winners.

In first place with the sketch ‘Effie’s Brooch’ was written by Anthony Watt

In […]

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December 2nd – Writing that Song

It was a fun filled night with Shelagh M Jones who came along tonight to help the members turn their writing talents to song writing.

Shelagh explained how she would approach a song and filled the night with music entertaining the members with out own private concert.

After the break – chocolate gingers and Digby the dog […]

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Adjudication – Article on a key anniversary

It was a tense evening with adjudicator Jim Wardrop in control. He eloquently went through each competition entry giving us insight and guidance on each of the stories.

His praise was for the variety and high skill level from the authors and mentioned several times what a pleasure it was for him to be asked to judge […]

By |November 25th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

First Prize goes too…. November 4th 2015

A packed house with most members attending to hear Rosemary Gemmell give the results to the members for the ‘Recipe’ in a story, competition.

Rosemary covered the entries and reminded members about following the rules of any submission properly. This was a useful lesson to the members as sometimes the small detail of the presentation can be […]

By |November 10th, 2015|Meeting Report, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Hallowe’en – 28th October 2015

Fun filled night with members dressing up for the occasion.

There’s always one joker in every group. ;0)

A fun filled night to celebrate Hallowe’en. The evening started with the introductions from President Mark Jones and then led by David McKelvie who started the evening off with a reading from […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Meeting Report, Uncategorised|0 Comments