Congratulations to the Longlisted Entrants

In response to popular demand (see? we listen to your suggestions) we have decided to publish a longlist this year. Although it’s only two weeks until we publish the shortlist, some of you are keen to know whether you can get excited or abandon hope.

Congratulations to those who can get excited, but, as we have been careful to keep the judging anonymous, it is very important that in your facebook posts and tweets you do not link your name to your entry yet. Here they are in alphabetical order and in a couple of weeks we will be publicising names with the shortlisted entries.

Barbie and Me
Click
Don’t Call Me Susan
Drifting
Frae A Haggis
Oban – The Perfect Destination
Peek-A-Boo
Refugee
The Mad Crone of Comraich
Waiting
Who Do We Think We Are?

Fiction In A Flash

A writing workshop about how to make every word count

Date: Saturday 28th October

Venue: TALC, Tarbert

Time: 9-11 am

Leader: Anne Hamilton

Supported by: Moniack Mhor

Writing very short stories – flash fiction – that are also satisfying and well-structured is no mean feat. In this two hour workshop, which is part of the 2017 Tarbert Book Festival, author, editor and creative writing tutor, Anne Hamilton, will discuss what makes good flash fiction, and guide you through a series of practical writing exercises to help you hone your craft.

Whether you’re an experienced writer or a ‘beginner’; whether you write fiction or non-fiction, this workshop offers you the space to write, to chat, to ask questions and to receive feedback.

All welcome but numbers are limited so booking (£10) is essential through Moniack Mhor