Six writers gathered together for an evening of spoken word
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