Six writ­ers gath­ered to­gether for an evening of spo­ken word

Lennox Herald - - INITMATIONS - Lor­raine Weir

The Len­nox Lit­er­ary So­ci­ety was proud to present six prize-win­ning pub­lished po­ets as they came to Alexan­dria Li­brary to cel­e­brate the breadth of lo­cal tal­ent.

Ca­tri­ona Malan is a mem­ber of He­lens­burgh writ­ers’ work­shop and she pre­sented a po­etry cal­en­dar through the year, full of vivid im­ages.

She has had pam­phlets pub­lished, the pro­ceeds from which go to Alzheimer Scot­land.

Dora Wright who is a mem­ber of Leven Litts has re­cently read at the Last Mon­day event at Water­stones and ap­peared at last month’s event in the Vale. She makes good use of hu­mour in her poems and has had poems pub­lished in mag­a­zines.

Stephen Watt, from Dum­bar­ton, was the only man on the bill.

Bal­loch poet Ann Mack­in­non who hosted the night said: “His po­etry was ex­cel­lent and deals with very se­ri­ous is­sues in a lively way. “He has been per­form­ing his po­etry for sev­eral years and has had it pub­lished on many dif­fer­ent fo­rums as well as in pam­phlets so he was the ex­pert.”

Doreen Hop­wood has been the chair of the Len­nox Lit­er­ary So­ci­ety and is well known for her po­etry lo­cally us­ing Scots to great ef­fect.

Mean­while Mary Irvine claims she is prin­ci­pally a prose writer. She has writ­ten a mem­oir of well-known lo­cal woman Mar­garet Har­ri­son and has just fin­ished her novel. On the night, she was there as a poet hav­ing writ­ten sev­eral poems which have been pub­lished.

Diana Devlin is a mem­ber of Ersk­ine Writ­ers’ and has been writ­ing po­etry for a very long time but she has re­cently started to share it in groups and by per­form­ing.

Mean­while Ann Mack­in­non fin­ished off the night with some of her Scots poems. She 261017LENNOX_LITERARY_SOCIETY has had var­i­ous pam­phlets pub­lished in­clud­ing her lat­est - Nae Floo­ers. At the next so­ci­ety event at Dum­bar­ton Li­brary on Novem­ber 22, Alan Tay­lor will speak about Muriel Spark.

Tal­ented The po­ets in at­ten­dance at the Len­nox Lit­er­ary So­ci­ety po­etry night at Alexan­dria Li­brary

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