Speaker events and workshops

These sessions are to encourage writing and to offer attendees an opportunity to try new writing styles. This is not a taught course.


These sessions are free for members.


2022- sessions arranged so far


Thursday 6th January at 7pm

Online event: Writing fiction for magazines- Lucy Crichton, Fiction Editor for People's Friend


Wednesday 25th May at 7.30pm

Online event: Writing a debut fantasy novel with Ollie A. J. Carter


Monday 27th June at 7pm

Online event: Role of an agent Q&A with Jenny Brown









2021 sessions. Our first ever programme of events!


Saturday 5th June at 10.30am

Online workshop: Shaping a killer first line- Wendy H Jones


Saturday 3rd July at 10.30am

Online workshop: Using dialogue in fiction- Sheena Macleod 


Saturday 31st July at 10.30 am

Online workshop: Flash Fiction - Why Every Writer Should Do It - Allison Symes

Followed by a Flash fiction competition (deadline 14th August)


Wednesday 11th August at 7.30pm

Online workshop: Ballad poems- Marc R Sherland


Tuesday 24th August at 7pm

Online feedback session- Share your work with others and receive constructive feedback on it. 


Saturday 28th August at 10.30am 

Online feedback session- Share your work with others and receive constructive feedback on it. 


Friday 3rd September at 10.30am

In-person session at Craigtoun Park: Nature writing- Matthew Knights


Scottish Association of Writers- summer competitions deadline 3rd September. 


Monday 20th September at 7pm

Online workshop: 3-5 minute sketch writing - Lisa Nicoll of In Motion Theatre


Saturday 2nd October at 10.30am

Online workshop: Memoir writing- Palo Stickland


Monday 15th November at 7pm

Online Q&A session: Role of an editor- Leonora Rustamova of Bluemoose Books


Saturday 20th November at 10.30am- open to non-members as part of Book Week Scotland

In-person event: Crime writing set in St Andrews- Marion Todd

Places are limited and must be booked in advance. 






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