Write Up North comes to Arbroath

Writing in a journal
Writing in a journal

Angus Writers’ Circle will be hosting their first national conference with Scottish Association of Writers (SAW) at Rosely House Hotel, Arbroath tomorrow (Saturday).

Write Up North, is an annual SAW event but this is the first time that it has ever been run in conjunction with a local writing group.

The conference which focuses on the subject of myth in writing, includes workshops from Barry Mill Writer in Residence, Sandra Ireland, poet Lindsay MacGregor and author and president of SAW, Marc Sherland. Set at the historical and atmosphere of Rosely, the event is open to all writers across Scotland, and is sure to inspire its delegates.

The jointly run conference in Arbroath comes just months after Angus Writers’ Group members received a number of awards at the official SAW conference in March. Children and young adult’s writer Elizabeth Frattaroli received the TC Farries Prize for her children’s novel ‘Pathfinder 13’, Alan Webster and Betty Doe received second and third prizes, respectively, for their historical novels and Jerry Jackson received second prize for his Flash Fiction entry to the conference.

More information about the event and a full run down of the SAW conference winners can be found on the SAW website: http://www.sawriters.org.uk/

Angus Writers’ Circle meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 7.30-10 p.m. in the Rosely Hotel, Arbroath. New members are always welcome.

For further details, phone the secretary, Sandra Ireland, Telephone 01241 410346.