|Wilma, Marc and Kathleen|
|Elizabeth, Kate and Joan|
One of the pleasures of the weekend is meeting writers from all over Scotland. Each year sees old acquaintances renewed and new friends introduced. As well as a huge number of competitions open to those attending, the weekend is filled with fun, laughter and good food, while delegates gain new knowledge, information and advice on everything to do with writing.
|Victoria with Michael Malone and Bill Kirton|
|Marjory, Hilary and Morag|
|Bill D, Jenny, Bill K, Rosemary|
Erskine Writers' members once again proved their abilities on gaining the most amount of success as a group second overall to one very much larger writing group. Kathleen, Wilma and Rosemary were delighted to take part in Morag Moffat's powerful winning drama sketch on the Sunday. One of the best innovations this year was the Dragon's Pen session before the conference closed, where eight finalists had to pitch their book in only three minutes to a panel of three publishers. Fantastic presentations and book ideas!
The Erskine Writers' Successes are as follows:
Winner of Drama Sketch
Commended in Book Review
Commended in Under 7s
2nd in Under 7s
Highly Commended in Women's Short Story
3rd in Romance Novel (Pitlochry Award)
3rd in Poetry
3rd in General Novel
Commended in Jeanetta Bowie Non-Fiction Book
Highly Commended in Article
Commended in Flash Fiction
Rosemary Gemmell adjudicated the Pitlochry Award and Marc Sherland is President of the SAW. Michael Malone is Vice-president and Bill Kirton adjudicated the Article Competition.
We're all looking forward to next year's conference!