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October 2020: Congratulations to Lesley Benzie who has been named runner-up for the McCash Scots Poetry Prize for her poem Syrians Cairryin a Makeshift Bodybag. This is the link for the article about the prizewinners in the Herald:

Lesley also features in a National Poetry Day youtube celebration. Here’s the link:

Lesley features in Seahorse Saturday on 14 November 2020 from 2pm. The online event is free – register at this address:

Sept 2020: The Scottish Snow Child, a story by Roger Meachem has been published online by Robert Gordon University as part of their Freshers’ Welcome Pack. Roger wishes to express thanks to fellow members of LTW for their support without which he’d probably not have entered the Story with Shortbread competition. This is the link:

The Hail Clamjamfry – Poems from the North-East of Scotland

Edited by Duncan Lockerbie and Eddie Gibbons. Published by Tangletree Press, with support from The Doric Board. ISBN 978-1-83807-391-6

Members of writing groups in North-East Scotland were invited to submit poems in English or Doric. Six current Lemon Tree Writers, as well as six former members now part of The Apothecaries writing group, feature in this newly published collection.

Congratulations to Lemon Tree Writers: Ian Anderson, Richard Anderson, Lesley Benzie, Brenda Conn, Ann Nicol and Terry Pearce

Congratulations also to members of The Apothecaries: Bernard Briggs, Richie Brown, Ian Grosz, Haworth Hodgkinson, Mandy Macdonald and Catriona Yule.


Lesley Benzie’s second collection of poetry, FESSEN/Reared, has been launched online This is the link: 

Originally from Aberdeen, Benzie has settled in Kirriemuir, following 25 years of working and raising a family in Glasgow. There … Continue reading