September 4
Welcome & Introduction / Reading of Memoir (2nd place)
Grahame Anderson / Helen Heffernan
GWC Competitions / Peer Editing Guidelines

Colette Hannigan / David McKelvie / Morris Lindsay

September 11
Readings of Memoir (3rd place) and Highly Commended  
Mary McCue / Colette Hannigan
One Giant Leap: Sci-fi Creative Writing Activity


September 18
SAW: Planning Ahead / Introduction to Scottish Icons 
Grahame Anderson / Isobel Watt

Submit Competition 1: Short Story (Inspired by a Picture)

September 25
Caledonian Cowboy: A Social Night with Robert Burns

Members / Invited Guests

October 2
Martin Luther King Jr

Guest speaker: Robert Hamilton

October 9
Peer Editing Workshop 1

Morris Lindsay / Members

October 16
Adjudication: Competition 1
Guest adjudicator: Pauline Bonnar
Submit Competition 2: Article (Scottish Icon)
October 23
Writing for the Under-7s
Guest speaker: Grace McKelvie
October 30
Mad Hatters’ Night / Writing for Hallowe’en 

Isobel Watt

November 6
Personal Writing: I Have a Dream


November 13
Adjudication: Competition 2
Guest adjudicator: Simon Salento
Submit Competition 3: Story for U-7s (A Christmas Tale)
November 20
Writing in Partnership 1: Headlines
Anne Pettigrew / Members
Committee Meeting (after tea) / Writing Activity
November 27
Beginning Your Novel or Short Story
Guest speaker: Cathy McSporran
December 4
Peer Editing Workshop 2
Morris Lindsay / Members
December 11
Christmas Quiz / Book Swap / Festive Readings  
Franziska Kerber / Morris Lindsay


January 8
Adjudication: Competition 3

Guest adjudicator: Grace McKelvie

January 15
Writing a Screenplay: Good Practice

Guest speaker: Danny McCahon

January 22
Coping with Writer’s Block: Using Writing Prompts
Submit Competition 4: Humorous Poem (Over-Indulgence)
January 29
Screenplay Exemplars / Fiction and Poetry Readings

Grahame Anderson / Members

February 5
Balloon Debate / Writing in Partnership 2

Edith Sanders / Anne Pettigrew / Members

February 12
Beyond the Sonnet: Other Poetic Forms

David McKelvie

February 19
Adjudication: Competition 4
Guest adjudicator: Imogen Stirling

Submit Competition 5: Short Screenplay (Film Intro)

February 26
Crime-Writing Workshop

Guest speaker: Diarmid MacArthur

March 4
Podcasts and Audiobooks
Grahame Anderson

Committee meeting (after tea) / Writing Activity

March 11
Peer Editing Workshop 3

Morris Lindsay / Members

March 18
Adjudication: Competition 5
Guest adjudicator: Danny McCahon

Submit Competition 6: Short Story (Featuring a Crime)

March 20-22
SAW Weekend Conference 

DoubleTree by Hilton Westerwood Spa Resort, Cumbernauld 

March 25
Limericks and Other Funny Poems (Trophy for Humour)

John McLean / Members

April 1
Annual General Meeting


April 8
Big Bash: Short Open Readings


April 15
No Meeting
April 22
Annual Dinner / Adjudication: Competition 6
Guest adjudicator: Diarmid MacArthur

Venue: Gourock Golf Club