THANK-YOU MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR As we start 2021, I thank all Federation members for your support during the year we leave behind. In particular, I wish to pay tribute to our Board members below. To be effective as chair and deliver the many facets of our organisation’s work, I need a good team behindContinue reading “A Message from FWS Chair Jenifer Harley.”
From Source to Firth presented by our Makar Jim Mackintosh in conversation with John Glenday. Watch the video of the event
Members of the Federation of Writers( Scotland) enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of readings on Thursday 17th December 2020. The poetry and prose readings covered a range of topics from birth to death and everything in between, with moods from sad to joyous and ultimately optimistic. The event ended with an official welcome to the newContinue reading “Tinsel Tales 2020”
latest entries And watch out for information on Tinsel Tales, an online festive reading 17th December 2pm
an anthology of poetry and prose by FWS members For more information including how to order please click Watch the video of the launch here
New Makar and Scriver Announced A message from our chair Jenifer Harley I’m delighted to tell you that the votes have been cast and their inauguration will be at Tinsel Tales (via Zoom) on 17 December 2020 Our new Makar will be Jim C Mackintosh Our new Scriever will be Leela Soma. Congratulations !
Watch the virtual launch of the latest FWS anthology Saturday 7th November 2020. Congratulations to all contributors.
Congratulations to the winners of the Scriever’s Challenge. Watch an interview with Charlie Gracie, the FWS Scriever and Ricky Monahan Brown, in which Ricky discusses his successful piece Black Heart and other aspects of his work. The videoed interviews with other winners to be posted in coming weeks. More here https://federationofwritersscotland.com/20-words-for-2020/
Finola Scott, our Makar, held the latest of her enjoyable poetry workshops as part of her virtual tour on Thursday 22 October 2020. Finola inspired and led the group to tap into their emotions and memories. Some lively discussion resulted with folk sharing their ideas. By the end of the workshop every poet attending hadContinue reading “Makar’s poetry workshop”
I 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 heartfelt and poignant pieces too. I greatly enjoyed reading them, and I hope you do too.Continue reading “Arbroath anthology”