Falkirk Writers Circle
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Writers’ Circle was founded in 1982 and is still going strong.
If you enjoy writing, this is an opportunity to meet with other
writers to discuss and share your interest.
The Circle’s aim is to promote and encourage all aspects of
creative writing. Priority
is not given to experienced and successful writers.
Beginners in the adventure of putting words together are given
Circle members participate in Club and national competitions
throughout the session and enjoy visits from guest speakers on different
aspects of writing. The
syllabus also contains workshops, reading and constructive criticism
nights, and links with other writers’ groups.
part of the Falkirk Tryst Festival the Circle hosts a Words and Music
Evening, where Circle members perform their own work interspersed with
live music. This has proved
a very popular event. Also
during the Festival the Writers’ Circle holds a one day seminar which is
attended by professional and amateur writers from all over Scotland.
Pictures is a collaboration between the Writers’ Circle and Falkirk
Camera Club. Camera club
members provide the pictures and Circle members use these images to create
poetry and prose. This
culminates in a performance evening when the photographs are screened and
Circle members read their words alongside the relevant image.
The Circle has produced several anthologies showcasing members work, the latest “Silver Linings”, in 2007 celebrates our 25th Anniversary year. Members have also published novels and non-fiction books and featured in magazines, newspapers and anthologies, and have been successful in national writing competition. At present members work can be read on a weekly basis in our local paper “The Falkirk Herald”