Friday, 12 November 2010

Erskine Writers' Dinner November 2010

This year, we tried a new venue: the Ingliston Equestrian Centre. A great time was had by all. We had our afternoon meeting first, where we mostly read short pieces with an equestrian theme. Unfortunately, there were coloured lights around the ceiling which has affected the quality of some of the photos!

While the staff set up the room for our meal, we had a tour of the stables and met many of the beautiful horses - and some of them were happy to be stroked.

Our 3-course dinner was generally excellent and was followed by tea or coffee. Everyone agreed it was a great success. As always, there was much talking and laughing, giving us the chance to socialise with our fellow writers. Roll on next year!

The awards this year were as follows (unfortunately Joan Fleming was ill) :

Quaich for Short Story:            Marc R. Sherland
2nd                                            Elizabeth Gillespie
3rd                                            Myra Duffy
Commended                              Joan Fleming

Erskine Cup for Article:            Wilma Ferguson
2nd                                             Joan Fleming
3rd                                             Joyce Somerville
Commended                               Myra Duffy; Elizabeth Gillespie; Rosemary Gemmell

Betty Munnoch Poetry Award:  Joan Fleming
2nd                                               Myra Duffy
3rd                                               Rosemary Gemmell
Commended                                 Wilma Ferguson; Sandra McGruther; Joan Fleming

President's Cup                          Rosemary Gemmell


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