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Huntly Writers

About Us

Huntly Writers is open to anyone over the age of 18 years who is, or wants to be, actively engaged in creative writing. We are based in the market town of Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where we usually meet on a fortnightly basis.

Anyone interested in joining the group is very welcome to attend as a visitor once or twice without payment to help them decide if the group is for them. Normally the charge for each meeting is £2 and the joining fee for the year is £10. Please check before first attending to make sure that the group is on at the usual venue.

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Huntly Writers is an unincorporated association of writers, which raises its own funding for the most part, with occasional help from the Scottish Book Trust with readings and workshops. It exists to support local writers by providing regular sessions where they can read their work and receive constructive criticism from fellow members. The group also arranges readings and workshops by established authors. Public performances of the work of the group take place once or twice a year and there are regular collaborations with other writers and artists. We also publish anthologies of our work and details of these can be found on the website.

The group sessions consist first of reading the minutes of the previous meeting and discussion of any matters arising or business that needs to be attended to. This usually takes 20–30 minutes. The rest of the time (90 minutes) is spent on listening and giving feedback on readings. Occasionally we do writing exercises which have been agreed in advance. Because the group has a large active membership it is not always possible for everyone to read on a given night but those who miss out will read first at the next meeting. Even if a member is not able to read at a given session because of lack of time or not having anything ready to read, they are expected to listen actively and give feedback. This is a very important role.

The group operates through a consensus of mutual respect and support for each other. Each session is moderated and members agree to abide by the moderator’s guidance in the course of the evening regarding who reads, length of reading time and length of feedback time. The moderator is usually the convenor or vice-convenor.

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Latest News

NATIONAL POETRY DAY -THEME FREEDOM

  • 13th September 2017
  • Huntly Writers Admin
On Thursday 28th September at the Brander Library on the Square, Huntly at 6p.m. there will be the opportunity to join in by reading of poetry, your own or your [.....READ MORE] Home

More Chances to be Published

  • 19th July 2017
  • Huntly Writers Admin
One Hand Clapping Subs visit website wwe.onehandclapping.online Bath Spa University The shortest novel - just 25 words. Any genre, any style. The two runner and the winner will have their [.....READ MORE] Home

Launch of Margaret Grant’s – Young at Hert

  • 19th July 2017
  • Huntly Writers Admin
The book launch for 'Young at Hert, The Collected Works of Margaret Grant' will be held on the 4th August, 7.30pm at the OAP Hall, Church Street, Huntly. It's free [.....READ MORE] Home

october

18oct7:30 pmHUNTLY WRITERS MEETING7:30 pm The Square, Huntly, The Square, Huntly AB54

november

1nov7:30 pmHUNTLY WRITERS MEETING7:30 pm The Square, Huntly, The Square, Huntly AB54

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