Huntly Writers and their partner Orbs’ Bookshop both had stalls at this year’s Huntly Hairst. The Writers manned, that is to say womaned the face painting stall and had a very busy day with one painted face leaving every five minutes. It takes more time than this to create the pussy cat or the pirate … Read more ……

On 19th September at 7:30pm in the OAP Hall, Church Street, Huntly, local author Carol Ann welcomes you to a slide presentation and the launch of her latest book. Free Admission and refreshement will be served. Journey with the author as she follows the clue ‘Shambhalla, Gobi Desert’ to explore sacred landscapes, remote forgotten monasteries … Read more ……

New legislation will be coming into force on the 25th of May 2018 and this impacts all information held by any organisation on any individual. It makes no difference whether it is electronic , on paper or any other medium. It entitles the individual to choose the level of information held about them to the … Read more ……

To a full audience of twenty five children from across the North East of Scotland Lari Don ran a brilliant workshop in the Brander Library with many inspiring ways to become a creative writer. It was arranged by Huntly Writer and supported by the Orb’s Community Bookshop with financial support from the Scottish Book Trust. … Read more ……

Lari Don will be running a workshop for young aspiring writers in the Brander Library on Saturday 27th January form 2 p.m. till 4:15p.m. Lari Don will  then sign copies of her books. Brought up in Dufftown she had the freedom of the hills as a girl and this is reflected in her work which … Read more ……

From the 1st of November we shall be meeting in the Ex Servicemen’s Club, Gordon Street, Huntly . There will be a Christmas break from the end of November till we re-start on Wednesay 10th of January and each fortnight thereafter. Meeting are expected to be in the downstairs room to your  right as you … Read more ……

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 favourite verses. Listing to Folk Singer Fraser Wilson singing Freedom Come Aa Ye and perhaps joining in later. Free event – All welcome  

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 work read by Jeremy Irons and included in an anthology with winner receiving £500. No closing date indicated but publishing of 25th September – so … Read more ……

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 to attend, so come and celebrate Margaret’s writing with readings, refreshments and music from Strathbogie Fiddlers.

Causeway/Cabhsair Up to 6 poems, and up to 3,500 words of prose English Scots or Gaelic Submissions by email to causeway@abdn.ac.uk next issue Oct but send in as soon as ready Northw0rds Now To submit work go to northwordsnow.co.uk Next issue Sept 2017. Deadline for subs 28th July 2017. You will hear by 30th Sept … Read more ……