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Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

A g ro u p o f w r i t e r s f rom Ruther­glen re­cently cel­e­brated the pub­li­ca­tion of first col­lec­tion of work.

Mem­bers of the An Ruadh Gh­leann group, which meets each month in Ruther­glen Li­brary, re­leased an an­thol­ogy of their work.

The event in the li­brary got un­der­way when light re­fresh­ments were served, with read­ings from the an­thol­ogy later be­ing given by the mem­bers.

Lo­cal artist Nora Dil­lon pro­vided the cover im­age, with a paint­ing of the Town Hall.

Irene Le­beter, the Ruadh Gh­leann sec­re­tary, said: “Our book launch last night was a great suc­cess with 40 peo­ple in the au­di­ence.

“Re­fresh­ments and nib­bles were en­joyed prior to the read­ings.

“The pieces read out were well re­ceived by the au­di­ence and the evening was rounded off by a raf­fle, the prizes all do­nated by group mem­bers.

“Thanks were ex­pressed to the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion for spon­sor­ing the book, to South La­nark­shire Coun­cil for their support of the group and to Julie Smith and her staff in Ruther­glen li­brary for their tremen­dous help in host­ing the event.”

The group meets in Ruther­glen Li­brary on the fourth Mon­day of each month, from 5.30-7pm.

Writ­ers of all abil­i­ties are made wel­come, where they en­cour­age and cri­tique each other, to im­prove their skills.

The first meet­ing of 2015 will take place on Jan­uary 12.

Tea time

The au­di­ence en­joy­ing a cuppa, ahead of the Ruadh Gh­leann Writ­ers an­thol­ogy launch

Suc­cess

The Ruadh Gh­leann writ­ers at their an­thol­ogy launch

Packed au­di­ence

There was a good turnout at the an­thol­ogy launch

Hard work One mem­ber reads their work, at the Ruadh Gh­leann Writ­ers an­thol­ogy launch

Fant-art-stic Artist Nora Dil­lon, hold­ing the an­thol­ogy with her paint­ing of the Town Hall on cover

Hard work A group mem­ber gives a read­ing

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