Local writers exhibit high standards

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Angus Writers’ Circle’s latest competition was praised by their visiting speaker and judge from the University of Dundee.

Eddie Small, a lecturer in Creative Writing and Performance Writing at the University of Dundee and author of ‘Forgotten Visionary of Dundee’, a biography of Mary Liley Walker, was the adjudicator for the monologue competition.

According to Eddie it was a difficult task to pick a winner due to the high standard from the 14 entrants and gave a detailed but fair individual critiques.

Eddie said: “Picking the final winners was no easy task because of the choice of subjects and the quality of writing. A very hard task, but one had to win.”

Winners were: 1, Sandra Ireland, who received the Fireball trophy for ‘Time For Tomatoes’; 2, Eleanor Fordyce with ‘Only The Lonely’; 3, Jan Strickland with ‘Botticelli’s Angels’.

President David Wren thanked Eddie for his help and invited him to set the next exercise which was 500 to 1,000 entitled ‘Looking Out A Window’.

They invited to use their imagination to write in any genre, tense, style, without using the word ‘the’, the results will be judged by Eddie upon his return on September 18.

The Angus Writers’ Circle meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month between 7.30 and 10 p.m. in the Rosely Hotel, Arbroath. For more information call Sandra Ireland on 01241 410346.