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A Pocketful of Perthshire

Poetry, Prose and Song

Written and performed by Perthshire Writers

Wednesday 16th May 2018, 7:30pm, in the Lecture Theatre, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, 78 George Street, Perth PH1 5LB

Welcome message from The President

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About Us

Members of the group, founded in 1976, share their work in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Some write purely for pleasure, while others have several publications to their credit. We cover all types of writing Ė poetry, short stories, articles, drama, etc. There are annual competitions judged by established writers from outwith the group.

At a typical meeting, members bring along and read work on a given theme, receiving comments and advice from other members. Information is also given about relevant conferences, competitions and other events for writers.

Over the years the group has had links with Perth Youth Theatre and Perth Hospital Radio, and this year during Perth Festival of the Arts we presented A Pocketful of Perthshire, with members performing poetry, prose and sketches in public. Another performance is planned for 2018. Occasionally we compile an anthology or other small booklet of membersí work.

Our programme runs from September through to May. We meet at 7:30 pm on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Conference Room at Perth Fire Station, 401 Old High Street, Perth PH1 1PL (see map). As you approach, the Conference Room is in the block to the right of the main fire engine area, with ample parking available. Just ring the bell and we'll let you in.

Programme 2017-18

5 SepWelcome, introductions, discussion
19 SepVisit of Falkirk
3 OctClub Night
17 OctPoetry Adjudication (Jon Plunkett)
7 NovClub Night
21 NovCritique Night
5 DecFlash Fiction Adjudication (SAW)
19 DecSilent Auction
9 JanClub Night
23 JanCritique Night
6 FebClub Night
20 FebOlive Lawrie Adjudication (Eleanor Fordyce)
6 MarSchools Workshop (Jim Waite)
20 MarA Pocketful of Perthshire rehearsal
3 AprPresidentís Prize Announcement
17 AprAGM
24 AprAnnual Meal
1 MayStovie Night
16 MayA Pocketful of Perthshire
(click on a date for details)

Visitors or potential new members are most welcome to come along to any of our meetings. The annual subscription is £25.00, and members pay a further £1.00 for each meeting attended. A postal subsciption of £12.50 is also available for those unable to attend meetings - please ask for details.

Further information is available from president William Duguid or secretary Anne Pack (01828 686510).

Perthshire Writers is affiliated to the Scottish Association of Writers

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