P3 Competition Shortlist

P3 competition logoWe’ve now selected our P3 short list which you can see on the Competition Shortlist page.

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Soutar Writing Prize 2013

The winners of this year’s competition were announced at the Writers’ Day in the A K Bell Library on 31st August. Provost Liz Grant and judge Brian Johnstone presented the prizes, and winning entries will feature in an ebook which the Library will publish. A full list of winners can be found at: William Soutar Prize.

heather reid & brian johnstone

Heather reading her winning entry watched by Brian Johnstone

Congratulations to Heather who won the Local Prize for her poem “Trick Performed on Smeaton’s Bridge”!

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P3 Competition Closed

P3 competition logoSoutar Writers announce that entries to their inaugural P3 writing competition have now closed. Many thanks to all of you who entered! We’ll publish the shortlist in due course and the winners around 1st October, so please check the site for updates to our Competition and related pages.

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P3 Competition Launched

P3 competition logoSoutar Writers are pleased to announce the launch of their inaugural P3 writing competition.  This year it’s poetry, and full details can be seen on our Competition page.

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Soutar Writing Prize 2013

brian johnstone

Brian Johnstone


This year’s competition was launched by poet Brian Johnstone at the A K Bell Library on Saturday, April 27. It’s poetry this year, and entries need to be submitted by Tuesday, July 2. The winners will be announced at a Writers’ Day on Saturday, August 31. Full details, competition rules and entry forms can be located at William Soutar website.

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Soutar Writing Prize 2012

di chorley

Soutar writer Di Chorley has won this year’s Soutar Writing Prize with her entry ‘Tea at the Ritz’. The full list of winners announced at the Writers’ Day on 25th August 2012 is:

1st Prize
Tea at the Ritz Diane Chorley
2nd Prize
When Mozart steyed the nicht in Methil John Herman
Local Prize
Fox’s Cabin Joanne Bales
Commended
Outlawed Robin H. Rodger
Surgery J.K. Fox
Annie’s Tale Elizabeth M. Taylor
Bonny Peggy Alison Mary Johnston
Thon muckle bonnet Elizabeth M. Taylor
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Facebook Groupies

Pascale has very kindly set up a facebook group page for us (click on the image to go there) facebook and those of you with facebook accounts will have administration rights. Please feel free to keep it up to date with achievements, information re competitions, calls for submission etc Also, those of you with publications might want to post links to where folk can purchase/access them. Don’t be shy.

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David Annand Sculpture Stroll

Annand at The Ring

An audience of 30+ turned up on Saturday April 28th to hear David Annand mark William Soutar’s birthday by giving a first-hand account of the development of his Perth public art based on Soutar’s poems. First stop was The Ring based on Soutar’s Nae Day Sae Dark, which had just completed refurbishment after its return to the High Street.

Annand at Goldeneye

The party then moved on to Tay Street to view Goldeneye (aka The Dark an Singin Tide) based on The River. The Goldeneye duck is searching for molluscs from the Tay in a three-dimensional setting.

Annand at Salutation

The final stop was the The Salutation Hotel, where David gave an illustrated presentation on his other commissions, many based on poetry. The figure showing is Norman MacCaig. David is currently working on figures of Billy Connolly and Chic Murray balancing on a see-saw.

Photographs by Fiona Mackintosh.

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Higher Still for High Hill

upon a good high hill

Upon a good high hill

Things get better for Helen Lawrenson’s pamphlet, first previewed in our blog back in July 2011, and which has now been shortlisted for the prestigious
Callum Macdonald Memorial Award 2012.

A full launch of the pamphlet is being held on Saturday, 5th May, at Kilgraston School, Bridge of Earn, from 7:30pm.

Music is being provided by Helen’s daughter Dorothy alongside Joan Blue.

Wine, nibbles and an Open Mic session for those of you with work to share!

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Sowing Wild Oaths

hippocrates prize

Congratulations to Andy Jackson who has been shortlisted for The Hippocrates Prize. Drinks are on him should he win – my words not his!

Also don’t forget to keep an eye on Andy’s blog for literary events in the area.

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