Scottish Black Writers Group is a new, free writers group facilitated by our Co-Director Dean Atta and in association with Scottish PEN. It is a monthly meetup open to writers across the UK and Ireland who are Black/from the African diaspora, including people of mixed heritage.
The workshop seeks to function as an exercise for storytellers – anyone from short story writers to screenwriters – in creating diverse characters empathetically.
Throughout Book Week Scotland 2020, we will be sharing daily writing prompts curated by writer and creative, Raheema Sayed. Join us each day from Nov 16-22, 2020 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and our website for inspirational prompts to write with joy, hope, and centre well-being.
This October, during Black History Month, Scottish BAME Writers Network launch Metaphors for a Black Future, curated by Martha Adonai […]
This workshop explores the concept of pluralism within the self, with a focus on language, embodied cultures and cultural plurality.
This workshop with author Maisie Chan explores writing for children (middle grade, 8-12 yrs) through fun writing exercises and discussions on craft.
We’re delighted to offer a free Q&A session on ‘Demystifying the Publishing Process’ with Nancy Adimora from HarperCollins on 17th, September 2020, 6pm. This session is for Black writers and writers of colour based in Scotland who are working on a fiction or nonfiction manuscript.
How can we become attuned with the weight of words when composing a poem? How can memories affect the language and vocabulary of a poem? How can we construct and de-construct our thought processes during the act of writing?
Join Dean Atta for this Masterclass where he’ll discuss his award-winning debut ‘The Black Flamingo’ & guide us through writing exercises!
This workshop explores how the practice of meditation intertwines with the writing process. How do we ‘come home’ to ourselves?