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Angus Writers Circle announced the winners of its flash fiction competition on Wednesday night in the Cliffburn hotel in Arbroath. Members had been set the challenge of writing a story in under 250 words. Betty Doe who adjudicated the competition said that the challenge had been met, to produce some thoroughly entertaining pieces.   

 

Submissions were read out at our meeting and ranged from the very poignant to the humorous. There were some really clever twists in the tail.  Members were surprised with what you can achieve in so few words. Eleanor Forsyth was awarded fist place for her moving story, A Day Out. Second place went to Eric Yeaman and third to Joan Christie.  Grace Murray and Eleanor Forytsyth were commended for their entries.

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Margaret Gillies-Brown awards the Fireball to Grace Murray

Margaret Gillies-Brown awards the Fireball to Grace Murray

Published Scottish poet and author Margaret Gillies Brown surprised Angus Writers Circle members with an inspiring talk on “How to become a successful poet.” before announcing the winners of their poetry competition.

At the Cliffburn Hotel in Arbroath on the 17th June, Margaret shared the secrets of her success including, how to get known in the poetry world. Describing poetry as “a way of life”, she recounted amusing stories of her eventful journeys to poetry events all over the country.

Finally, she gave our members excellent feedback on their entries and revealed the winners: First place went to member Grace Murray for her moving poem “The Fiery Cross”. Grace explained how “it was written after a visit to the tragic and Eerie Culloden battlefield” where the Jacobite clans were slaughtered.

Second and third place went to Eleanor Fordyce and several of our members were also commended for their entries; Grace Murray and Anna Stewart were highly commended. Eric Yeamen and John Ruddy were commended. Margaret said that she had “enjoyed reading all the entries.”

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