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Welcome message from The President
Members of the group, founded in 1976, share their work in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Some write purely for pleasure, while others have several publications to their credit. We cover all types of writing Ė poetry, short stories, articles, drama, etc. There are annual competitions judged by established writers from outwith the group.
At a typical meeting, members bring along and read work on a given theme, receiving comments and advice from other members. Information is also given about relevant conferences, competitions and other events for writers.
Over the years the group has had links with Perth Youth Theatre and Perth Hospital Radio, and this year during Perth Festival of the Arts we presented A Pocketful of Perthshire, with members performing poetry, prose and sketches in public. Another performance is planned for 2017. Occasionally we compile an anthology or other small booklet of membersí work.
Our programme runs from September through to May. We meet at 7:30 pm on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Conference Room at Perth Fire Station, 401 Old High Street, Perth PH1 1PL (see map). As you approach, the Conference Room is in the block to the right of the main fire engine area, with ample parking available. Just ring the bell and we'll let you in.
|6 Sep||Welcome, introductions, discussion|
|20 Sep||Club Night|
|4 Oct||Club Night|
|8 Oct||40th Anniversary|
|18 Oct||Club Night|
|1 Nov||Falkirk Writers Circle - adjudicators|
|15 Nov||Critique Night|
|6 Dec||Silent Auction|
|20 Dec||Workshop 50:50|
|10 Jan||Club Night|
|24 Jan||Critique Night|
|7 Feb||Club Night|
|21 Feb||Cathy McPhail - writer|
|7 Mar||Schools Workshop (Jim Waite)|
|21 Mar||Pocketful of Perthshire rehearsal|
|28 Mar||Visit to Falkirk Writers Circle|
|4 Apr||Presidentís Prize announcement|
|11 Apr||Annual Meal|
|2 May||Stovie Night|
|17 May||A Pocketful of Perthshire|
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Visitors or potential new members are most welcome to come along to any of our meetings. The annual subscription is £25.00, and members pay a further £1.00 for each meeting attended.
Perthshire Writers is affiliated to the Scottish Association of Writers
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