Sudden Fame – last few slots

Sudden Fame Sunday 29 March 2020 6.30-8.30pm Mitchell Library Glasgow (room to be announced) We’re delighted that we are again able to offer our Sudden Fame event at the 2020 Aye Write! festival. Sudden Fame is a spoken word event where members of the Federation of Writers, the public and members of writers’ groups, are providedContinue reading “Sudden Fame – last few slots”

2019 Successful launch of High Tide FWS

The FWS 2019 Anthology ‘High Tide’ was successfully launched at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh on 2 November 2019. There were 21 readers, including some of the winners of the the FWS Vernal Equinox competition: Stephen Watt, Emma Baker, Derek Brown, Montague Chambers, Jane Lamb, Steve May, Sheila Millar, Deborah Moffat, Sue Proudlove, LeelaContinue reading “2019 Successful launch of High Tide FWS”

Horse Power at Heriot-Watt

The FWS pamphlet Horse Power, a celebration of James Watt on the 200th anniversary of his death, came to Heriot-Watt University on September 26th. HWU is partly named after the great engineering innovator, and three FWS members, two of them HWU members of staff, were invited to read from Horse Power to a large audienceContinue reading “Horse Power at Heriot-Watt”

Edinburgh Fringe: FWS @ Courtyard Readings Aug 14th

Calling FWS members! Every August, the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh runs Poetry Courtyard events at which anyone can tuen up and read. This year Poetry Courtyard readings are on every day from 13-17 August 2-3pm, but we encourage all members who can make it to turn up on: Wednesday 14 August 2-3 – hostedContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe: FWS @ Courtyard Readings Aug 14th”

FWS AGM: Tuesday 18 June 6.30pm

FWS AGM Tuesday 18 June 6.30pm Multicultural Centre Rose Street Glasgow G3 6RE Annual FWS AGM. This is your chance to make your voice heard and influence the future direction of the Federation by coming along to vote. Do think seriously about joining the committee or standing for a post. We are always in needContinue reading “FWS AGM: Tuesday 18 June 6.30pm”

FWS Short Story Workshop

Our Federation Scriever, Olga Wojtas, visited Dundee Central Library on 3 May. Her short story workshop was attended by folk from Aberdeen,Tayport, Newburgh, Arbroath, Forfar, Edinburgh, Livingston and Dundee. She started off with relaxation exercises, then got everyone to do a freewrite, writing whatever came into their heads for three minutes without lifting their pensContinue reading “FWS Short Story Workshop”

FWS 2018 Anthology: early bird offer!

Packed with poems and stories, the FWS 2018 Anthology Spindrift is now available. It will launch on November 10th at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh where some of the contributors will read. Copies will be available there, but you can order one at a special Early Bird rate via this website – see here

Tinsel Tales 2018: Dec 20th. Book Now!

Now is the moment to book your slot for the ever-popular FWS Tinsel Tales event, just before Christmas. It will take place in the GoMA Library, Glasgow, 2.30-6, Thursday December 20th. This event will culminate in the inauguration of the Makar for 2019 and the very first FWS Scriever. To book your five minute slotContinue reading “Tinsel Tales 2018: Dec 20th. Book Now!”

Sudden Fame! Sunday 25 March 2018 6-8pm

The Federation of Writers (Scotland) presents ‘Sudden Fame‘  on Sunday 25th March in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow, between 6pm and 8pm. This is a spoken word event where members of the Federation of Writers, the public and members of writers’ groups, are provided with an opportunity to perform a selection of their work within 5 minute slots. **UPDATE**Continue reading “Sudden Fame! Sunday 25 March 2018 6-8pm”

The glitter of Tinsel Tales!

On the afternoon of the 21st December 2017 Federation members gathered at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow for Tinsel Tales, the FWS annual pre-Christmas readings. Introducing the readings – which were many and diverse – were Gayle Smith, Marie-Therese Taylor and Rose Ann Fraser Ritchie. Attendees – including no less than nine formerContinue reading “The glitter of Tinsel Tales!”