Read the work of the Vernal Equinox Competition winners!

Here are the winners of the 2020 FWS Vernal Equinox Competition. The work of those who gave approval for their work to be published here can be read by clicking on the title. Poetry 1st  Roger Elkin                                 Remembering VukovarContinue reading “Read the work of the Vernal Equinox Competition winners!”

20 words for 2020 – deadline July 1st!

***An opportunity for FWS members only*** Join for free on this website.. The FWS Scriever, Charlie Gracie, invites Federation members to submit a 20-word story entitled “20 Words for 2020.” You may submit one story ONLY containing 20 words on any subject via email to Entries will be given a number and forwarded onContinue reading “20 words for 2020 – deadline July 1st!”

Featured Writer: Pippa Little

We are delighted to welcome Pippa Little as this month’s Featured Writer. Pippa is a poet of distinction who a few years ago, as many of us will remember, read at the Centre Stage event, the highlight of each day of poetry readings at the StAnza poetry festival. She says that her poem, Gathering, whichContinue reading “Featured Writer: Pippa Little”

The FWS collective online story..

Our Scriever Charlie Gracie challenged our Facebook members to write a story in blocks of nine words on Saturday 16th May 2020. You had to be think on your feet to take part! If the segment didn’t follow on from the previous one, if it was just posted to the page, if comments were justContinue reading “The FWS collective online story..”

Featured Writing Group: Lockerbie Writers

Lockerbie Writers ( meet fortnightly from 1000 to 1200 in the Townhead Hotel, Lockerbie, and are a like-minded group of local writers that share their work and provide supportive critique and motivation. Two of their members, Paula Gilfillan and Kath Rennie, are FWS members. Paula (pen name Paula Nicolson) achieved a Commended prize for her flashContinue reading “Featured Writing Group: Lockerbie Writers”

Deadline change for FWS Vernal Equinox competition

Owing to the unprecedented situation created by Covid-19 the deadline for the competition has now been extended until 30 April. Successful entrants will now be notified by 3 July and the award ceremony on 20 June has been cancelled, though not of course the awards themselves. Please do think about putting in an entry ifContinue reading “Deadline change for FWS Vernal Equinox competition”

Recipe for joy – a collaborative poem

The Makar Challenge! This piece was written collaboratively on Facebook on April 5th 2020 in real time as members responded to the following instructions from our Makar Finola Scott:  You can only submit one line so make it count, by posting it in the comments. This must be original and your own work. You shouldContinue reading “Recipe for joy – a collaborative poem”

Featured writer: Lynn Valentine

We are delighted to welcome Lynn Valentine as this month’s Featured Writer. Lynn, a talented and widely published poet, who read a particularly impressive set of poems at the Glasgow anthology event last month, has won the Cinnamon Press mentoring prize, to work towards her first collection. You can read more about her many achievementsContinue reading “Featured writer: Lynn Valentine”