Workshop: Be a competition judge for an afternoon!

Saturday September 14 2.30-4.30pm Multicultural Centre Rose Street Glasgow G3 6RE Be a competition judge for an afternoon! Experienced poetry competition judge A C Clarke (has judged Grey Hen, Segora, SAW, Autumn Voices, Ver poemcard, Tyne and Esk Writers, Perth Writers competitions) will give some pointers on what judges are looking for and give participantsContinue reading “Workshop: Be a competition judge for an afternoon!”

Accepted authors for the FWS 2019 Anthology

Below is the list of authors notified that they will be appearing in the FWS 2019 Anthology, which will be launched on November 2nd. There will be 31 authors, with 51 pieces in this exciting new work. Congratulations to all! Accepted Authors Derek Brown  Fran Baillie    David McVey Neil Beaton  David Betteridge  Andy Allan Continue reading “Accepted authors for the FWS 2019 Anthology”

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”

Comedy workshop – May 11th,Glasgow

When: Saturday 11 May 2.00pm to 4.00pm Where: Garnethill Multicultural Centre 21 Rose Street Glasgow G3 6RE Comedy workshop with Ian Macpherson who performed his one-man show, The Everlasting Book Launch at Edinburgh Festival@Assembly Rooms.The Book of Blaise is his most recent publication. ‘One of the most creative and intelligent comedians I’ve ever seen’ The Guardian. Wondering howContinue reading “Comedy workshop – May 11th,Glasgow”

Featured Writer: Howard Singerman

We are delighted to welcome Howard Singermanas our Featured Writer and Committee Member this month. Howard is the FWS Committee Minutes Secretary. He has a legal background and extensive experience with charity work and his views on how the work of the FWS might be furthered by joining Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations (SCIO) point us towardsContinue reading “Featured Writer: Howard Singerman”

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!”

FWS National Poetry Day Event

Thursday 4 October 2.30-6pm GoMA Library Queen Street Glasgow Our usual FWS open mic event on National Poetry Day. Poems or short fiction on the theme of change (interpret as widely as you like and it isn’t compulsory). To book your 5-minute slot contact Marie-Therese Taylor at Any queries to Anne Clarke at

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!”