STF JANUARY 2014
Thank you to everyone who came along to the Jolly Judge this month, especially the many new faces. Quite a crowd! and a rich evening of conversation about science books and the art and process of writing. It was really exciting to hear the exchange of ideas between so many fellow non-fiction writers.
STF FEBRUARY 2014
Our next meeting is at 7pm in the Jolly Judge on Thursday 20th February. (For newcomers trying to figure out why, it’s always the Thursday before the last Tuesday of the month, the last Tuesday being the date of the Edinburgh Literary Salon. We’ve just always done it that way …) If you’re working on something at the moment and would like to get some constructive feedback from your fellow non-fiction writers, get in touch with me. Submissions are usually a chapter of roughly 3,000-10,000 words or something comparable, and we try to get them circulated by email a week before the meeting to give members time to consider them. So if you want to put something in for next month, and would welcome a deadline to do so, your deadline is Thursday 13th February. Or Thursday 13th March. Or 17th April. Or … go on, you know you want to. There’s usually time to discuss a couple of submissions a meeting. We encourage members to come along to another author’s feedback session before submitting something of their own, just so they see how we do things round here, and so that there’s a sense of giving as well as getting the feedback so helpful to us all.
OTHER LITERARY GATHERINGS
… are available. I hope to see you at the Edinburgh Literary Salon next Tuesday 28th January. It’s a drop-in networking evening in the Wash Bar on the Mound, from 6pm to closing time. There’s free wine until about 6.05pm, and usually a couple of informal talks to get the evening’s conversation rolling at about 6.30pm.
Glasgow’s equivalent is Weegie Wednesday, usually on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the CCA on Sauchiehall Street. There’s surprisingly little cross-country traffic between the two events, which is a pity because they both have their strengths. I THINK (but do check) that the next Weegie Wed is on 19th February at 7pm. There’s also a very active Highland Literary Salon which meets in Inverness, with a talk or workshop from a visiting author followed by a general networking session.
Once again, thanks for coming out in such numbers on such a cold night this month. I hope we see you again soon, here, there, or everywhere. Good luck with all our non-fiction writing,