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The Scarborough Writers’ Circle is delighted to announce that one of its members, Stewart Ashton, was recently a shortlisted winner of Searchlight Awards.

There is a photo, brief bio and short extract from Stewart’s entry here.

posted on 26.4.22


Election of Officers for 2022

On 23rd November the AGM elected the following as officers to the Scarborough Writers’ Circle for 2022:

Chair: Lel Meleyal

Treasurer: Julie Fairweather

Secretary: Nola York

Circle Liaison: Jill Boyes

As we are meeting in person again, the meeting agreed to reinstate the attendance charge for sessions as follows: Membership will stand at £36 for the year and guests will be charged £4 per session. Both have the option to purchase refreshments from the library at £1.

We look forward to welcoming you to our exciting program for 2022 which is in the process of being finalised. However, the first meeting of 2022 has been organised by Dorinda Cass (member) and confirmed as follows:

On 11th January 2022 (7.15pm), Glenda Young, author of the recently published novel ‘Murder at the Seaview Hotel’ will be coming to our session at Scalby/Newby Library.  She won’t be running a ‘masterclass’ as such but is keen to meet with us all and Dorinda is sure she will be happy to take questions on her writing and publishing process.  Her website is here.


We’re “Making Waves”

An anthology of short stories and poems written by the Scarborough Writers’ Circle

Put together a group of writers and what do you get?


A stalker, a slinky cat, a hermit crab,

a battle, a bird, a bluff,

a talented boy artist,

a boisterous oaf,

a dangerous encounter,


a lighthouse, a parachute,

a predator in the park,

a heart-breaking journey,

the truth about dying,

murderous connections,

men in the sand


a bit of trouble from Lottie Moon.

Come on in… the water’s waiting!

This collection of short stories and poems shows inspiration can come from the most peculiar places.

Copies are available via the following links:

PAPERBACK (pub 18.11.2015) (£5 excluding post/packing)

EBOOK  (pub 3 Dec 2015)  (£1.99 – or free on Kindle Unlimited)