Back in March BBC Radio Scotland and the Scottish Book Trust launch the My Favourite Place competition. They asked you to write a story, poem, song lyrics, a short play or sketch, a letter or diary entry about your favourite place. To help you achieve this they are running FREE writing workshops around the country to inspire you to tell your story. Workshops will be taking place on the following dates in the following locations:
- Saturday 23 June: Platform, Glasgow, 3pm – with Bernard MacLaverty
- Saturday 30 June: Mitchell Library, Glasgow, 1pm – with Bernard MacLaverty
- Saturday 30 June: East Kilbride Arts Centre, East Kilbride, 3pm – with Janice Galloway
- Thursday 12 July: Tolbooth, Stirling, 3pm – with Alan Bissett
- Saturday 14 July: Eden Court, Inverness, 3pm – with Ryan Van Winkle.
- Saturday 21 July: Dundee Central Library, Dundee, 1pm – with Ryan Van Winkle
- Saturday 28 July: Edinburgh Central Library, Edinburgh, 11am – with Ryan Van Winkle
- Thursday 2 August, Burns Monument Centre, Kilmarnock, 2pm – with Ryan Van Winkle
- Friday 3 August, Aberdeen Central Library, Aberdeen, 1.30pm – with Alan Bissett
- Saturday 4 August: Heritage Hub, Hawick, 2pm – with Janice Galloway
To book your place, phone 0131 524 0170 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and the details of which workshop you would like to attend.
For more information check out our My Favourite Place post from March.
Tonight’s meeting saw a turn out of 7 people with four pieces of work being read. As always we started with any news. Here is what was said:
As I said above four piece of work were read out tonight. They were:
For Better or For Worse – a short story by Jenifer. When Marianne Jones goes out for a coffee it changes her life for ever!
Dun Setharig – an extract from John’s fantasy novel. The narrator, an un-named ten year old boy, goes for a walk with his master Lailocan.
The Allotment Society - Eric read another part of his comic novel. Daniel has just disposed of a dead body in the canal (he wasn’t involved in the death) but is now approached by Inspector Holmes who is in need of a body.
Secret Harvest – the second part of Bill’s short story from last time. James and Jerry’s attempt to get rid of the virus goes horribly wrong.
Scottish Book Trust and BBC Radio Scotland want you to write about your favourite place in Scotland, whether it’s a remote beauty spot or an urban hideaway, a famous landmark or a favourite cafe. Write a story, poem, song lyric, diary entry, letter or sketch about your favourite place, submit it on our website and your story could be appear in a book or be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland!
How to take part:
Write a story, poem, song lyrics, a short play or sketch, a letter or diary entry about your favourite place. The title of the story should contain the name of the place, or the name that you know it by, perhaps a nickname the place has. There is an upper limit of 1000 words for all entries and the deadline for entries is 31st August 2012.
To submit your story visit the Scottish Book Trust website and fill in the online form (you will need to provide the name and postcode of your location.)
For more information, and see the rules of the competition, please visit My Favourite Place on the BBC Scotland (and listen to Out of Doors, the radio show that launch the competition until 24th of March) or My Favourite Place on the Scottish Book Trust Website.