2017

Wednesday September 6th
Welcome & Introductions / Ice-breakers
Ian Taylor
SAW / GWC Competition Guidelines
Lesley Holligan / Colette Hannigan

Wednesday September 13
Building Character / Peer Assessment 1 / Crime Story 2
Morris Lindsay

Wednesday September 20
Like Mother, Like Son
Guest speakers: Cathy and David MacPhail
Submit Competition 1: Short Story (tragedy)

Wednesday September 27
The Restoration of Barholm Castle
Guest speaker: Dr Janet Brennan-Inglis

Wednesday October 4
A Matter of Opinion: Book and Film Reviews
Isobel Watt

Wednesday October 11
Planning Our New Anthology
Grahame Anderson

Wednesday October 18
Adjudication: Competition 1
Guest adjudicator: Moira Gray
Submit Competition 2: Book or Film Review (own choice)

Wednesday October 25
A Scandalous Evening
Helen Heffernan

Wednesday November 1
Hallowe’en Party / Fantasy and Legends Flash Fiction
Franziska Kerber
(Fancy dress optional)

Wednesday November 8
Special General Meeting
GWC Constitution
Committee Meeting (after tea) / Flash Fiction Exercise 

Wednesday November 15
Adjudication: Competition 2
Adjudicators: Anthony and Isobel Watt
Submit Competition 3: Article (based on a public scandal)

Wednesday November 22
Song Workshop
Guest speakers: Mark and Shelagh M Jones

Wednesday November 29
Notes from an Editing Masterclass
Anne Pettigrew

Wednesday December 6
Seasonal Flash Fiction
Isobel Watt

Wednesday December 13
Christmas Party and Quiz Night
Book Swap / Flash Fiction Readings
Ian Taylor / Members

 

2018

January 10
Adjudication: Competition 3
Guest adjudicator: Allan Morrison

January 17
Workshop: Point of View
Colette Hannigan

January 24
Scottish Poets: Bring Your Favourite Poem(s)
David McKelvie
Submit Competition 4: Lyrics of a Song (set to own choice of Beatles’ music)

January 31
Peer Assessment 2
Morris Lindsay

February 7
Sketching Humour
Guest Speaker: Jack Muir

February 14
Humorous Love Poetry (Trophy to be awarded)
John McLean

February 21
Adjudication: Competition 4
Guest adjudicators: Mark and Shelagh M Jones
Submit Competition 5: Humorous Scottish Sketch

February 28
Getting Published
Grahame Anderson
Committee Meeting (after tea) / Flash Fiction Exercise

March 7
Workshop: Romancing the Story
Guest speaker: Fiona McFadzean

March 14
GWC 50th Anniversary Celebration
(Fancy dress – as a character from fiction – optional)

March 21
Adjudication: Competition 5
Guest adjudicator: Jack Muir
Submit Competition 6: Short Story (love story with a twist)

March 23-25
SAW Weekend Conference
Westerwood Hotel and Golf Resort, Cumbernauld

March 28
AGM
Ian Taylor

April 4
Club Reading Night: Bring Along Your Best Work
Members

April 11
Fun Night: A Pie, a Pint and a Poem
Members

April 18
Annual Dinner / Adjudication: Competition 6
Venue TBC
Guest adjudicator: Fiona McFadzean