Virtual creative writing workshops this autumn from Edinburgh’s award-winning Makar, Hannah Lavery

We are delighted to announce, “Our Stories”, an exciting new series of free creative writing workshops in conjunction with Hannah Lavery, Makar of the City of Edinburgh.

2022 is also Scotland’s “Year of Stories”, celebrating the rich literary heritage of the country and looking ahead to future generations of budding writers and storytellers.

These informal sessions are a unique opportunity for those wanting to learn how to run their own creative writing sessions in their communities. They will focus on ways to support group members in sharing their stories and celebrate the themes and ideas that matter to them.

The programme will culminate in a showcase event attended by the Makar along with invited guest poets in April 2023. During this event all participants will have the opportunity to display their work. 

The following three dates have been confirmed, however booking in advance is essential as attendance is limited to 15 people per workshop:

Group One – 14th September 22, 16th November 22, 15th February 23 at 11.30am to 12.30pm.

Group Two – 14th September 22, 16th November 22, 15th February 23 at 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

Makar Hannah Lavery said, “I am so pleased to be able to offer these workshops as part of my Makar-ship and I really hope to support groups across Edinburgh to explore creative writing as a way of telling their stories and the stories of the city, and I am especially looking forward to us all coming together next year to celebrate the writing”. 

Councillor Val Walker, Culture and Communities Convener said, “In this Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, I am delighted that this unique and exciting programme is taking place. ‘Our Stories’ reaffirms the capital’s status as a creative and literary centre.
I am confident that these workshops will provide positive knock-on effects in communities around our city as more of our citizens experience the magic of creative writing and storytelling”.

For more information and to book email or phone 07970 820352

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