DANKE to Franziska for putting herself under the spotlight in our third Peer Assessment workshop. Hopefully the feedback will strengthen, what the group already considered to be, a strong story. The Dragon of Irvine was alive and well in the minds of the feedback-ers despite the presence of witches, lances and berserkers. A big DANKE also to those who critiqued in absentia.

Welcome back to Paul. Hopefully our scribbles on Halloween parties, cross-dressers, axe murderers and the consumption of frozen body parts were enough to “stretch his mind”. Talking of fine dining, book your place at the table if you are coming to Greenock Writers’ Annual Dinner – see attached. Talking of parts, print off parts to perform your Scottish Sketch if you entered competition 5. Eyes down, look out for El Presidente, Grahame Anderson, in Clyde Life. If you want more, check out the bookshop at Wemyss Bay Station where you can buy a copy of our 2019 anthology. To meet other like-minded writers, get ready for the SAW conference which is coming soon.

Your committee needs you. Volunteers welcome to help out doing things like brewing up. Fancy a role on the committee? AGM in April.