2005 was a successful year for the Huntly Writers. We had work published in Aberdeenshire’s Pushing Out the Boat 4, and in Aberdeen City’s Storm. We took part in the Huntly Hallowe’en Festival by providing readings and running a writing competition for local schoolchildren. Our Doric writers frequently read or have their works read at various events. Members also read poems at Books and Beans, Aberdeen and are regularly published in various magazines and journals such as The Leopard, Pushing out the Boat, Storm etc.
The work of the group was greatly helped in 2005 by a grant from Awards For All which enabled us to run several successful workshops. One of these was a two-day workshop when the Writers’ scripts, prose pieces and poems were read by Aberdeen Actors. This gave all participants an insight into their work and the possibilities for developing it. As a result we are planning a joint production with Turriff Stagecraft in Spring 2007
Otherwise members remain actively involved with other writers groups and initiatives and literary magazines in the North-East of Scotland and beyond.