Launch of Angus Writers Circle at the New Scriptorium

14 July 2022

Launch of Angus Writers Circle at the New Scriptorium

You are invited to the launch of the Angus Writers’ Circle Residency at The New Scriptorium within the grounds of Arbroath Abbey.

2-4pm, Thursday 14 July 2022
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We look forward to seeing you there.

Supported through the Year of Stories this is an Angus Place Partnership Project.

The members of Angus Writers’ Circle (AWC) are delighted to be celebrating the start of their residency at the New Scriptorium which is situated in the grounds of Arbroath Abbey, 2-4pm on Thursday 14h July 2022.

You will be welcomed by AWC President Margaret Bowman and introduced to an afternoon of poetry and prose readings, plus songs from AWC members and music from guest local storyteller Ken Johnston. Entrance is free but please rsvp to ensure a place as spaces are limited.

Angus Writer’s Circle’ residency period runs from 14 July to 13 August, 2022. Each Wednesday has dedicated drop-in sessions where visitors can come into the New Scriptorium to meet and chat to the writers, see the Scriptorium, and take away writing prompts designed to get your imagination working and perhaps even your own writing.

No booking is required for Wednesday drop-ins, however please note free entrance only covers access to the Scriptorium, the visitor centre at the Abbey is a separate fee.

We look forward to seeing you all at our launch on the 14 July at 2pm.

Margaret Bowman, AWC President and Press Secretary

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The Scribble and Scrawl Crawl

Friday 29 July

10.30 – 11.30am

A creative workshop for children ages 7-12 years (must be accompanied by an adult) led by AWC Committee Members, Elizabeth Frattaroli and Dawn Geddes. This promises to be a fun-filled family event of writing and drawing whilst browsing and learning about the Abbey’s history and its fascinating collections.


Apple Folklore

Sunday 31 July

2.00 – 4.00pm

AWC Secretary Sandra Ireland will be leading a creative writing workshop for adults (and accompanied children). This will centre round the history of the ancient Oslin Apple or Arbroath Pippin and the myths attached to apples in folklore in general. The Oslin is believed to have been introduced to Scotland by the monks of Arbroath Abbey and will feature, so come along and sit among the trees and create an apple-themed tale of your own.

Booking for workshops opens Tuesday 12 July.

Materials for both workshops will be provided and in the event of inclement weather, alternative arrangements have been planned.


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