- Patchwork Poem 2020Here is the 2020 Patchwork Poem created by Andy Jackson, our 2017 Makar, from lines sent in by members. Unseen A Federation of Writers Scotland Patchwork Poem for National Poetry Day 2020 See Andy’s reading of the poem at ourContinue reading “Patchwork Poem 2020”
- Arbroath anthologyI had no idea what to expect when I looked at the submissions – all with pseudonyms so identities were concealed. I was delighted by the diversity of petitioners. A great deal of wit was on display, but many heartfeltContinue reading “Arbroath anthology”
- Read the reports of the Vernal Equinox Competition judges
National Poetry Day 1st October 2020
FWS celebrated National Poetry Day 2020 with readings from a range of poets including our Makar Finola Scott. Marie Therese thoroughly enjoyed hosting the event and introducing some of our regular readers. The organisers were also delighted to welcome some poets who were making their Federation debut. The event also saw the debut of this year’s Patchwork Poem , Unseen on the theme of vision, the title being created by one of the contributors. Unseen was stitched into being by Andy Jackson. We hope to upload the accompanying video imminently. The Federation was proud to offer, as an extra bonus, a reading from former Makar Sheila Templeton, winner of this year’s James Mc Cash Scots Poetry Prize with The Clyack Shafe (meaning the last harvest sheaf).
A wonderful afternoon of poetry. Congratulations and thanks to all those who contributed. The Federation is delighted and grateful to be able to offer members the opportunity to continue to showcase their work in these challenging times.
- The sixth piece in the new anthology to commemorate the Declaration of Arbroath is now up on the web-site and can be read at https://federationofwritersscotland.wordpress.com/2020/09/14/arbroath-anthology/
It will stay up for one week and all the pieces accepted will appear in consecutive weeks, each for one week only.
We are also delighted to bring you contributions to the anthology by our current Makar Finola Scott and our current Scriever Charlie Gracie. Both can be accessed via the link above and will remain on the site for the duration of this project.
Surfing, an anthology of poetry and prose by members of the Federation Of Writers ( Scotland) to be launched 7th November .
For further information and details of how to order, please follow this link.