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Perthshire Writers' Group (PWG)

PWG is open to all those interested in developing aspects of their writing in a supportive and fun atmosphere.
New members are very welcome and membership costs Ј20 a year for the session from September to April.

The group meets at 7:30pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month.
Meetings are held at the Salutation Hotel, South Street, Perth PH2 8PH, and informally over the summer.

PWG is affiliated to the Scottish Association of Writers.
For further details please contact the secretary.




2005-06 Competition Winners

Topic - Serendipity
Judged by Silvie Taylor
Winner: Di Chorley
A Rainbow of Serendipity
Topic - Satirical Doggerel
Judged by Tim Turnbull
Winner: Janet McKenzie
Short Story
Topic - Character Led (any genre)
Judged by Linda Cracknell
Winner: Janet McKenzie
A Fellow Mortal
President's Prize
Topic - Scotland 20:20 Vision
Judged by Di Chorley
Winner: Ian Steven

The Capital Club

2006-07 Competitions and Winners

Poetry (40 lines)
Topic - The Changing Horizon
Judged by Anna Crowe
Deadline: 3 Oct 06 Result: 7 Nov 06
Article (1500 words)
Topic - The State We're In - factual or fictional political comment
Judged by Robert Kennedy
Winner: Joan Stewart
The Digital State We Are In
Short Story (2000 words)
Topic - A New Baby Into An Old Family
Judged by Jess Smith
Deadline: 6 Feb 07 Result: 20 Mar 07
President's Prize (2000 words)
Topic - It's Criminal - crime writing
Judged by Annie Mackenzie
Deadline: 6 Mar 07 Result: 20 Apr 07

2006 Programme

Sep 5 Pleased To Meet You Workshop - introduce yourself to the group; review programme
Sep 19 Crime Writing Guest Speaker - Alex Gray
Oct 3 Mutiny Club Night - reading work (max 750 words)
Oct 17 Huntingtower Castle (7:00pm) Guided Tour followed by Workshop - Ajay Close
Nov 7 Poetry Guest Speaker - Anna Crowe
Also, bring the first of your "Two Wee Halves" to swap - title "Agonies"
Nov 21 Playwright Guest Speaker and Workshop - Janet Paisley
Dec 5 Agonies - Two Wee Halves Club Night - reading work (max 750 words)
Also, Silent Auction - club fundraiser

2007 Programme

Jan 9 The Great Novel Club Night - reading beginning and synopsis
Jan 23 Illustrator/Cartoonist Guest Speaker - Inglis Thorburn
Feb 6 Family Tree Workshop - group led
Feb 20 Journalist Guest Speaker - Steve Bargeton
Mar 6 Conversation Piece Club Night - reading dialogue (any topic)
Mar 20 Storyteller Guest Speaker - Jess Smith
Apr 3 First Line, Last Line Workshop - Annie Mackenzie
Apr 17 AGM  
Apr 20 Annual Dinner tba
May 1 East Inchmichael A Feast of Words and Stovies