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  • Booktown Writers
    poems in literary magazines throughout the UK including New Writing Scotland Poetry Scotland and Markings His debut novel Blood Tears was released in 2012 followed by A Taste for Malice in June 13 His book about modern day successful Scots Carnegie s Call was published in October 2012 and his most recent release is The Guillotine Choice The Booktown Writers formed in the summer of 2011 in Wigtown Scotland s national Book Town and now number around fifteen members We meet once a month on the first Tuesday of the month in the Quaker Meeting House in Wigtown We have writers in the group at all stages of development several with multiple publications of novels biographies poetry and short stories THe main focus of the group is prose writing in scripts short stories blogs and novels The objectives of the Booktown Writers are to advance improve and develop regional national and international literature by Encouraging regional writers to develop their skills and increase their publications Organising and supporting an annual international short story competition Producing a themed anthology for publication once per year We run workshops throughout the year to help develop our members skills The atmosphere at meetings is

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  • Booktown Writers - Members
    to fly the Atlantic In 2011 my first children s book The Belties of Curleywee Farm was published and I now work as a freelance writer editor and publicist I am a member of the Society of Authors Anni Telford Convenor A Glasgow girl I applied to study English at Glasgow University but when asked why I wanted to do this I gave the wrong answer I said I wanted to write That was back in the sixties and I m sure they re more reasonable now after all they even run courses in creative writing Leaving Scotland in disgust I studied fashion design for a bit before becoming a psychiatric nurse This led me onto becoming a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist try saying that when you ve had a few nippy sweeties and I can honestly say now thank you Glasgow Uni I wouldn t have missed it for the world The experience of working with people who have such terrible difficulties was not only humbling it taught me so much about the fortitude of the human animal My career led me to meet my life partner Andy and took me to Wiltshire Devon Birmingham Sheffield and Derby All the time I was doing psychotherapy teaching psychotherapy writing about psychotherapy or commissioning psychotherapy I was also writing what I wanted a poem here a short story there a series of satirical articles for a magazine I was also doing dog agility with my border collies the other love of my life and this again took me all over the country It also gave me great insights into dog folks the Kennel Club and the type of people who inhabit that rarefied atmosphere Perhaps all I was really doing with my life was collecting bits for future characters let s hope it s made mine more realistic I ve got more letters after my name than are in my name but the most satisfying ones are BSc Hons Open when I actually got to study creative writing and literature with the Open University This helped hone my skills and I got my first poetry and short stories published because of it Andy and I retired to Wigtownshire in December 2009 and we re both now so busy we don t know how we found the time to work Apart from walking on the hills and beaches taking pictures for Geograph Andy gardening knitting me cooking going to concerts and the theatre we ve both joined the SNP I m a lifelong Nationalist and we re looking forward to 2014 My Write Stuff Write On Blog and Facebook Page Anni Telford Gerrie Douglas Scott Gerrie Douglas Scott is co owner of ReadingLasses Bookshop and Café in Wigtown Scotland s national book town Gerrie believes in the power of the story and its ability to heal and inspire Her own story begins In my life so far I have been a nun a wife a mother and now a wee dyke Formerly a

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  • Booktown Writers - News
    containing previous prize winners from the short story competition and selected stories from Booktown Writers will be launched at the Wigtown Book Festival 2014 Writers Workshops 2013 Dave Bishop 23 July Writing Graphic Novels Ian MacLeod 6 July Fantasy and

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  • Booktown Writers - Competition
    Being Only by Sarah Evans African Violets by Jo Tiddy were also commendable The Booktown Writers Annual Short Story Competition 2012 Booktown Writers are delighted to announce the results of the first annual Booktown Writers Short Story competition The winner was Carol McKay with her story Flags and the runner up was Susan Hoffmann with her story Encounters with Marcia Winner Carol McKay Flags Download the story Carol McKay s

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  • Booktown Writers - Contact
    Home Members News Competition Contact Links Convenor Anni Telford Email mail booktownwriters co uk

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  • Booktown Writers - Links
    and Galloway Clebran Crichton Writers Dumfries and Galloway Arts Dumfries and Galloway Life Dumfries and Galloway Online Dumfries and Galloway What s Going On Galloway Gazette GC Books Humanist Weddings in South and West Scotland My Write Stuff ReadingLasses Romantic

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