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.



April 18th – Annual Dinner

Another year at our writing club ended with our annual dinner at the Tontine Hotel where our guest Fiona McFadzean gave her adjudication on the final competition of the season; a love story with a twist. The evening went swimmingly (apart from a minor fiasco involving a possible mix-up of cheese and apple crumble).

Our departing […]

By |April 25th, 2018|Meeting Report|0 Comments

April 11h 2018 – Fun Night: A Pie, a Pint and a Poem

The evening began with readings of poetry, some home grown, others people’s favourites. To start with we had ‘The Cremation of Sam McGee’ by Robert Service ably read by our resident bard John McLean. We then had Daves sci-fi version of ‘Tam O’Shatner’ and David gave us ‘The Paraffin Lamp’.

A wide selection of […]

By |April 17th, 2018|Meeting Report|0 Comments

April 4th 2018 – Club Reading Night:Bring along your best work

This week the good folks of GWC brought along selections of their very on writing, what they had wrote. And read it out loud! So many voices. For all to hear. Now generally speaking all humans sound pretty much the same to me, except for Lesley and Ian (they’re my favourites), but not tonight! Arruff! […]

By |April 5th, 2018|Meeting Report|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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March 21st 2018 – Adjudication: Competition 5 – Humorous Scottish Sketch

Once upon a time, what now seems like a long time ago, back on 7 February we were visited by Jack Muir and his better half Evie. And here they were again clasping 9 fantastic sketches for our delight and delectation. So when does a sketch become a drama? When does a comedy become a […]

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March 14th 2018 – GWC 50th Anniversary Fancy Dress Celebration (plus Getting Published)

Digby the Digital Dog here. I say digital because last night I was merely a virtual mutt, prowling the data matrix, that some people still believe is the Ardgowan Bowling Club! Arruff! A feat of computer wizardry achieved by our resident technocrat Grahame Anderson. Not to criticise the great man, but he might have a […]

By |March 15th, 2018|Meeting Report|0 Comments

March 7th 2018 – Workshop: Romancing the Story

Digby the Dog here once again after a brief absence caused by all that white stuff falling out of the sky. What was all that about? Arruff! Like fluffy white water, but you can’t swim in it. Great fun to bounce around in though. Arruff! But I digress. Last night was Romancing the Story with […]

By |March 8th, 2018|Meeting Report|0 Comments

February 21st – Adjudication: Competition 4 – Lyrics of a Beatles song

Hey Jude,

A little (black) bird tells me there was sweet music from across the universe at the writing group … Imagine!

What a delight to be joined by our own songwriting “luminary” Shelagh McKay Jones and her husband Mark. They had not only read and re-read our lyrics; critiqued each song independently; but went on […]

By |February 28th, 2018|Meeting Report|0 Comments

February 14th 2018 – Humorous Love Poetry – John McLean

This week, as a St Valentine’s day treat, our resident droll John McLean amused us all with his plethora of peculiar poetry on the theme of LOVE. Arruff! Confusingly at all began like a cross between a geography lesson and a spelling bee with lots of H.O.L.L.A.N.D.’s and I.T.A.L.Y.’s and N.O.R.W.I.C.H.’s. Though I confess I’d […]

By |February 16th, 2018|Meeting Report|0 Comments