Chair : Christine Ashworth
Vice Chair & Secretary : Jane Richardson
Treasurer : Eleanor Chesters
Website : Vivien Jones
Big Lit 2017
at Gatehouse of Fleet
Crichton Writers at The Mill - a lovely reading very well received.
The Devil's Porridge Museum, Eastriggs
Sunday 13th December
A most convivial meeting of Crichton Writers and Powfoot Writers
in this most interesting museum -
these opportunities to network with other writers are
valuable to all parties.
The Museum was most welcoming and would like to stage more events of this kind. Note for the future.
Flash Fiction Forum
a workshop led by Crichton Writers
Saturday 5th September
Carlisle Cathedral Fratry
An open mic style event, hosted by Crichton Writers from Dumfries & Galloway. Bring along a flash fiction (max 500 words – no minimum) to read and discuss. What is flash fiction? How did it begin? How has as it developed? What are its strengths and weaknesses? Join in the debate, and the practice.
Crichton Writers regularly generate new work over various genres in prose and poetry. They perform readings across Dumfries and Galloway and work from time to time in collaboration with artists, musicians and other local writer groups.
Crichton Writers at the 2015 'Guid Nychburris' Festival
launching 'Across The Fence'
Big Lit Weekend
at Gatehouse of Fleet
several members read their work to a standing room only audience
at Franca Bruno's cafe, and several more had poems
in shop and house windows up and down the Main Street.
September : Several members took the train from Dumfries to Carlisle to lead a writing workshop at Tullie House Museum, part of the first Borderlines Book Festival, working from objects in the collections.
Earlier in the day, Vivien Jones led a 90 minute short story writing workshop in the
Education Room, which drew some interest in the group.
another cross-Border activity from Dumfries & Galloway was the WagTongues
Pop-Up Bookshop in the town's library - CW10, our most recent anthology among an impreesive showcase of books written and/or produced in Dumfries & Galloway.
Christmas Gathering at The Moreig Hotel, Dumfries
Scottish Book Week 2013
10 year's endeavour
lovely to see an audience so engaged
CW10 - our tenth birthday publication
We took on the task of creating a book in ten distinct genres of writing to demonstrate the diverse talents and interests of our members. Our anthology has an introduction by Tom Pow, who tutored the original members in Creative Writing at the Crichton Campus of the University of Glasgow in 2002.
!! HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY !!
After a stimulating workshop on writing from nature, led by Barbara Mearns,
some of us went to Nona Lous Tearoom and there enjoyed our lunch and the birthday cake they made for us - chocolate and orange - delicious !
Crichton Writers' Anthologies in print
2011 - poetry and prose on food and drink
in Dumfries & Galloway
and from their cabaret lunchtime at The Swallow Theatre
2010 - a memoir album with photographs
In 2009 the group project was a celebration of sculptor, Elizabeth Waugh, in her 80th year. 'Words & Bronze' a CD of new writing and was produced, along with a reading and exhibition of 3-D poems at The Wigtown Book Festival.
2008 on local archaeology 2007 on gardens and gardening 2006 with artist Sheila Mullen
Each year the group decides on a writing project for publication and/or performance and this will be the focus of many of its meetings. With a high proportion of published writers in its number, stimulus workshops are often led by members though sometimes writers in a specialised genre may be engaged for particular purposes. Participation in such projects is not compulsory - often members drop in at meetings to touch base, to ask for advice or comment - the emphasis is on consensual activity.
2005 with Wigtown 2005 with 2004 with
Scribblers The Galloway Consort Dumfries Writers
For a copy of our latest publication 'Across the Fence', or for previous publications