Elspeth Turner

Two into one will go. tweed dales

When it comes to co-authoring a book, what are the principles and practicalities of working in a partnership? Does a double act create potential pitfalls and problems?

Elspeth Turner and Donald Smith collaborated on Tweed Dales: Journeys and Evocations, a travelogue which draws on the people, events, stories and folklore of the Scottish Borders. 

Elspeth, a fomer senior lecturer in economic and social history at Edinburgh University, will join us to describe how she and Donald combined their writing to produce the book.

The meeting takes place on Thursday, February 21, 2019, in the Lesser Hall of
St Boswells Village Hall, Jenny Moore’s Road, St Boswells. Doors open at 7pm for refreshments, with the session beginning at 7.20pm. Non-members are welcome to attend and are asked to pay a £3 entry.

Blind Critique

criticism
You’ve written a piece of prose or poetry. It seems okay, but what might a reader make of it? Time to seek some advice.

Our first meeting of 2019 will be a “blind critique” session. It works like this:
* Bring five copies of your prose (500 words max) or poetry (two max).
* Don’t put your name on the written material, so that you remain anonymous.
* Groups of four or five people will read and discuss your work.
* You will receive constructive comment and feedback.

It’s an informal opportunity for people to cast an eye over new material and help a writer in his/her quest to improve their work. We’ll focus on the positive.

The meeting takes place on Thursday, January 17, 2019, in the Upper Hall* of St Boswells Village Hall, Jenny Moore’s Road, St Boswells. Doors open at 7pm for refreshments, with the session beginning at 7.20pm. Non-members are welcome to attend and are asked to pay a £3 entry.

*PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF MEETING ROOM