Glenrothes creative group demonstrates the write stuff

Glenrothes Creative Writing Group
Glenrothes Creative Writing Group

Literary enthusiasts from Glenrothes, who meet regularly to put their ideas into words, have a happy story to tell.

And there’s plenty of rhyme and reason to the efforts of the Glenrothes Creative Writing Group, which is helping the community while raising its own profile.

The group is due next month to publish an anthology of printed verse and short stories, with half the proceeds going to assist a local school.

This latest chapter in the group’s history has come about thanks to Trojan Press and a grant from Brand-Rex in Glenrothes – along with the members’ own creative output.

The group was formed around five years ago and meets weekly – for the time being – in the chat room at Tanshall Primary School, where members listen and encourage each other in ideas.

The collection of short stores and poems, some illustrated, has been put together in a 42-page publication.

Half of the money from sales is going to CHAT – Community Help At Tanshall – with the other half going towards a second print run of the book.

Some of the pupils have contributed drawings to illustrate stories on particular themes, such as Halloween or Christmas.

Pictured, from left, are Mary McOuat, Robert Freeman, Jim Peace, Terri Turpie and Pat Hamilton, while another regular enthusiast, Betty Telford, was unable to attend.