Aberdeen Arts Centre – Bar Scrawl

Aberdeen Arts Centre’s ‘Bar Scrawl’ needs ten-minute scripts and sketches. ‘Writers from across the UK’ can submit pieces on the theme ‘twist’. Deadline is noon on 1 Feb. Scripts should be sent to barscrawl@aberdeenartscentre.com

Bristol Short Story Prize

The 2022 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries and we are sending details in case any of your members may be interested. The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based. The closing date for entries is midnight (BST) May 4th, 2022. 20 stories […]

Huntly Writer hosts a radio show

‘The Ramblins o’ A Buckie Quine’ Huntly Writer, Caroline Fowler, has been asked to do a wee programme, to promote Doric, for Keith Community Radio. The plan is for the show to be broadcast on the first Tuesday of every month and repeated the following day. Thanks to her son Stuart’s technology skills, which were […]

Brian Nisbet Poetry Competition Winners

The winners of the Brian Nisbet Petry Competition have been announced and full details are available on the North East Writers Facebook Page The judges said ‘Deciding on the winners was not easy – it never is, but this year standards were particularly high’. Well deserved congratulations go to two members of Huntly Writers who […]

NPD Poetry Post

Wednesday evening 6th October, saw members of Huntly Writers posting poetry around the main square of Huntly. Residents woke to a damp morning, but were able to read 30+ poems and limericks which were displayed around the bus stop, on the door of the old Huntly Hotel building and the old TSB building. Orb’s Bookshop […]

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Poetry workshops

A series of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Poetry workshops for younger writers will be run as part of Explorathon 2021 at the Aberdeen Science Centre Events Programme – Explorathon 2021 A free online STEM Poetry reading – Making it Clear, Making it Present – around Climate Change issues as part of the WayWORD […]

Southport Writers Circle 2021 Short Story Competition

Southport Writers Circle is inviting entries for its 2021 Short Story Competition.  The full details are included at the following website: http://www.swconline.co.uk/category/competitions/ Entries should be unpublished, original stories on any theme of up to 2000 words. There is no set theme or style for the competition. The competition closes on October 31st 2021.  First prize: £150 […]

Brian Nisbet Poetry Award – 2021

The Brian Nisbet Poetry Award celebrates the life of this well-respected poet and Huntly Writer; and is run in conjunction with National Poetry Day. Rules: Poems should be between 4 and 40 lines long and with the theme ‘CHOICE’ Poems can be in Doric or English There are 3 age categories: Up to and including […]

Letters to Huntly

Members of the public and writers of all ages are being invited to write ‘A Letter to Huntly’ as part of a Deveron Arts project being run during August/September 2021 by Annie Runkel. Annie is hoping to inspire people to put pen to paper by writing about their memories of the town. Letters can either […]

Huntly Hairst – September 4th 2021

As part of the Huntly Hairst event on Saturday 4th September, Orb’s Bookshop will be hosting two Scottish writers: 11am Aaron Gale presents his children’s illustrated book “Auld MacDonald Hid a Fairm” It is in local Doric and has already been selling well in the bookshop.  2pm Kenny Grieve will present poems by Rachel S […]