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Writers News


27/9/2008
A Search For a 'Monster writer!'Thumbnail for article : A Search For a 'Monster writer!'
Graham Winkle the author of the Loch Of Mey Monster series of Children's books and organiser of a successful drawing competition last year, is running another competition for Primary age children across the country.  But time is running out to enter.  
6/6/2008
George Gunn Reading From 'ATLANTIC FOREST'Thumbnail for article : George Gunn Reading From 'ATLANTIC FOREST'
The COMM BAR, Thurso - Wed.  11th June at 7.30pm FREE EVENT George Gunn will read from his new book 'ATLANTIC FOREST' 'The Atlantic Forest is lean and magical - there is a Gulf Stream of allusion that runs through this book, carrying us from Rackwick to Brazil, from Kildonan to Fallujah.  
25/2/2008
Brodie McHaggis Back On Moray Firth Radio Charity Auction In 2008Thumbnail for article : Brodie McHaggis Back On Moray Firth Radio Charity Auction In 2008
Brodie McHaggis returns to the Moray Firth Radio Charity Auction for a third year in a row.   Up for auction is a set of his first two adventures - "Brodie McHaggis and the Secret of Loch Ness" (second edition), and "Brodie McHaggis and the Curse of the Scotch Mist" (first edition).  
4/12/2007
Scotia Review Open Mic NightThumbnail for article : Scotia Review Open Mic Night
Come at 7.30pm to book a slot - Otherwise just turn up with a song, poem, tune or story.  
3/12/2007
A Search For A Monster - Book 3Thumbnail for article : A Search For A Monster - Book 3
The third book in 'The Loch Of Mey Monster' series; "A Search For A Monster" was launched on Saturday 1st December 2007.   In the most stunning and lengthy story so far we find out the answer to one of the ultimate questions.Does The Loch Of Mey Monster really have a mate? "A dark shadow engulfed the shed a gentle breeze brushed their faces then a huge silent figure landed beside them.  
30/10/2007
LIGHT IN THE NORTH - a Celebration of the Life and Work of Neil M. GunnThumbnail for article : LIGHT IN THE NORTH - a Celebration of the Life and Work of Neil M. Gunn
For a larger version of the poster go HERE You may need to click on it to enlarge it.   Where And When Dunbeath, Caithness - 8th -10th November 2007 Three Caithness organisations have joined forces this year for a three-day festival called 'Light in the North - a Celebration of the Life and Work of Neil M.  
29/10/2007
Scotia Writers Group Open Mic Night 6 NovemberThumbnail for article : Scotia Writers Group Open Mic Night 6 November
Comm Bar, Thurso 6th November from 8.00pm Writers 7.30pm to book a slot.  
11/9/2007
Scotia Review - 'CATIABHS CASTLES CELTS - 4 Caithness Skalds'Thumbnail for article : Scotia Review - 'CATIABHS CASTLES CELTS - 4 Caithness Skalds'
St Fergus Gallery, Wick Wed.  19th September 200 - 7.30pm Part of Caithness Arts Festival 2007 As Caithness Arts Festival 2007 nears its second week, Scotia Review prepares for its third event during the cultural whirl.  
4/9/2007
Reading Althing From Scotia ReviewThumbnail for article : Reading Althing From Scotia Review
Tempest Surf Cafe, Thurso Harbour Wednesday 12th September 7.30pm SCOTIA REVIEW: Writing & Reading Althings, Caithness Arts Festival 2007 From Christine Russell editor[AT]scotiareview.org Tel.  07918171347 For the past eighteen months, Scotia Review has been hosting a new local writing initiative, which is to make its first public appearance during Caithness Arts Festival, with support funding from Highland 2007.  
18/7/2007
'The Loch of Mey Monster' Poem and Art Competition Exhibition at the County ShowThumbnail for article : 'The Loch of Mey Monster' Poem and Art Competition Exhibition at the County Show
A number of children around the County were thrilled to be awarded special framed pictures and certificates signed by the author and artist at the end of term assemblies.   The competition was to draw the best picture or write the best poem about the monster.  
18/3/2007
New David Morrison Gallery AddedThumbnail for article : New David Morrison Gallery Added
A new David Morrison Gallery has been added to the web site showing some of his recent works.   To view the pictures just click through to the gallery.  
26/2/2007
Brodie McHaggis goes under the hammer again for the 2007 MFR Charity Auction
Brodie McHaggis is back in Inverness this year for the 2007 Moray Firth Radio Charity Auction.   If you do see him, be sure to say hi! Brodie continues to capture the hearts and minds of those who follow him through his first adventure, and we are now pleased to announce that his second adventure will be available in May.  
1/11/2006
It's not just Guy Fawkes bonfires that light up November in the far North!Thumbnail for article : It's not just Guy Fawkes bonfires that light up November in the far North!
Saturday 4th November 2006 Scotia Review and Dunbeath Preservation Trust have joined forces for this year's 'Light in the North' celebration of the life and work of Dunbeath-born novelist Neil M.  Gunn, whose birth-date (8th November) is the reason for the timing of the festival.  
14/9/2006
Scotia Review Takes Caithness Publishing To New HeightsThumbnail for article : Scotia Review Takes Caithness Publishing To New Heights
At long last Scotia Review is able to welcome you to their new website - .  www.scotiareview.org With funding from the National Lottery through Awards for All, and with the design-flare of Thurso-based Naver Technology Ltd, we are moving into an exciting new phase of existence.  
21/5/2006
Have You Seen It? - The Loch Of Mey MonsterThumbnail for article : Have You Seen It? - The Loch Of Mey Monster
A new Children's book is now on sale in Jim Bews Thurso, Simply Unique at East Mey and the Castle Of Mey - 'The Loch Of Mey Monster' Written by Graham Winkle and illustrated wonderfully by Rebecca R Winkle.from Scarfskerry Caithness.   'The lowlands of Caithness have and invoke so many legends and mysteries sometimes I feel I really do see the monster flying in under cover of the geese' - Graham Winkle Graham's first novel is described as a 'delightful book' by Clarence House and 'beautifully illustrated' by Little Tiger Press.  
26/4/2006
The Cutting Edge. Collected Poems 1966-2003 By David MorrisonThumbnail for article : The Cutting Edge. Collected Poems 1966-2003 By David Morrison
Foreword by Gerry Cambridge.  Introduction by Iain Crichton Smith "Though his poetry has a masculine outspokenness and force, he is very sensitive to the feminine part of his nature." Iain Crichton Smith "David Morrison takes a clear look at life and all who share it and writes about them (and himself) with admirable energy.  
10/3/2006
Atlantic - FOREST?Thumbnail for article : Atlantic - FOREST?
Thursday 16th March at 7.30pm in Mackay's Hotel, Wick Just which uncharted waters is the Pictish naval commander steering his vessel into now? Well, seeing is believing - isn't it? In his autobiography, Time Bends, playwright Arthur Miller describes the vivid impression left on his six year-old mind when he saw his first 'movie', an open-air affair screened against a sheet in a make-shift theatre on the roof of the apartment block his Jewish family shared in Harlem, New York, around 1920.   Miller is fascinated by the story flickering in front of him - and totally bewildered when the 'people' disappear: Now the light went out - the whole thing had lasted only ten minutes or so - and I asked my father where these people were'.  
26/2/2006
Brodie McHaggis Goes Under The Hammer For Local CharitiesThumbnail for article : Brodie McHaggis Goes Under The Hammer For Local Charities
Update on Brodie McHaggis.   He is quickly capturing the hearts and minds of those who have followed him through his first adventure and they are asking when they can read his next adventure.  
1/11/2005
A Light In The North - A Neil Gunn Celebration
A Celebration Of The Work Of Neil Gunn in the Dunbeath Heritage Centre.   Friday 4 November 2005 7.00pm - Wine Reception 7.45pm - George Gunn with Dunbeath and Lybster Primary Schools Performance 8.45pm - Ian Stephen - Story Teller Saturday 5 November 2005 10.00am - Diarmid Gunn (The authors nephew) introduces: Dr Margery McCulloch - "Neil Gunn Re-visited" Tom Bryan - "Neil Gunn Now" Followed by George Gunn "Butcher's Broom Schools Project 2007" Lunch 3 2.00pm - 4.00pm "Butcher's Broom" & "The Key Of The chest" then Neil Gunn Reading Group led by Christine Russell Saturday Evening 8.00pm - Evening Celidh in Inver Arms & Sea Stories with Ian Stephen.