Ayr writers dominate awards

The Ayr Writers award winners
The Ayr Writers award winners

Yet again Ayr Writers’ Club dominated the national Scottish Association of Writers annual competitions.

Ayr writers won first prize in six categories and over all had 24 mentions, that is two more than last year.

Pat Young whose novel ‘Till The Dust Settles’ won two competitions resulting in Pat acquiring a literary agent. Dorothy Gallagher had two novels that gained prizes in different categories. ‘The Way of It’ won first prize and ‘Ice Child’ won second prize.

In total Dorothy was recognised for the quality of her writing in five different competitions. Dorothy has just completed a children’s book called ‘Scarecrow’s Dream’. Ann Burnett won first prize for the best short story and Maggie Bolton won first prize in the children’s novel section. Maggie along with Greta Yorke have just published a children’s story called ‘Witch Hitch’ that is about a bunch of disorganised witches and their journey to retrieve their lost items.

President Rhona Anderson from Girvan commented: “I know the club oozes with talented writers but for so many AWC members to have their writing celebrated is fantastic.”

If you would like more information about the spring programme or the books for sale or you would like the AWC to speak at your organisation then turn to the AWC website at www.ayrwritersclub.co.uk or follow Ayr Writers’ Club on Facebook. The Ayr Writers’ Club meets each Wednesday until May at 7.15pm to 9.30pm at the Carlton Hotel, Prestwick. Visitors will receive a warm welcome or for those unable to attend, an e-membership option is available.