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The Garnethill Writers’ Group

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A writer’s confidence is easily damaged. Everyday life is demanding, and lots of gifted writers struggle to keep regular writing from slipping down their list of priorities. If you’ve lost confidence in your own voice, or if you think you’d benefit from regular deadlines, a good writers’ circle can make all the difference.

The Garnethill Writers’ Group gives support and encouragement to writers finding it hard to go it alone. It meets once a month in Garnethill, in Glasgow city centre, to discuss participants’ writing and offer helpful feedback. The group is very friendly and informal, and suitable for beginners and more experienced writers alike.  The meetings are open to anyone, and there’s no obligation to sign up for future sessions.


IMG_9481 (2)The group meets at Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street in central GlasgowG3 6RE (opposite the Glasgow Film Theatre). 

Sessions last for three hours (with a coffee break in the middle).  Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month, from 1.00 – 4.00 pm. 

The next meetings are:

  • 22nd July 2019

  • 19th August 2019

  • 16th September 2019

Here’s how it works:

  • Everyone emails a piece of writing to the co-ordinator, Cathy McSporran, a week before the meeting date.
  •  Cathy distributes all the pieces to the people who are going to attend.
  • Everyone reads over what the others have submitted beforehand.
  •  Everybody comes along to the meeting, gets and receives feedback and encouragement, and figures out what their next step is.

The cost is £10 per session.  There’s no obligation to sign up for any later sessions – just come along and see what you think.  You’re welcome to sit in on an initial meeting free of charge.


Please contact me for further details.



Pictures by Cathy McSporran
Thanks to everyone at the Garnethill Multicultural Centre for their help and support.