Latest News

 

Committee

 

Chair : Christine Ashworth

Vice Chair & Secretary : Jane Richardson

Treasurer : Eleanor Chesters

Website : Vivien Jones

 

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Big Lit 2017

at Gatehouse of Fleet

 

 

Crichton Writers at The Mill - a lovely reading very well received.

 

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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.

 

 

 

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Flash Fiction Forum

a workshop led by Crichton Writers

Saturday 5th September

Carlisle Cathedral Fratry

£5.00

 

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.

 

http://www.borderlinescarlisle.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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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

December 2013 

 

 

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

ask here.