Clip art of people with various skin tones typing on a computer, sitting in a wheelchair and using a laptop, and being pictured reading aloud and listening on a screen. Text: Asian Writers Group 21 September, 7-9pm online. With guest co-facilitator Nasim Rebecca Asl. For writers in/from Scotland of East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, West Asian and/or mixed heritage.

Asian Writers Group – 21 September 2022

Join us for our Asian Writers Group on Wednesday 21 September at 7pm-9pm.


Please be mindful when booking. This is a group for Asian writers based in Scotland (or who, pre-COVID, would have normally been resident in Scotland).


For writers of East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, West Asian, and/or mixed heritage


Our Asian Writers Group returns on 21 September for a session of live writing and sharing, led jointly by facilitator Kelly Kanayama and guest co-facilitator Nasim Rebecca Asl. Starting with a short writing prompt to get the creative spark going, we’ll share our work – either what we’ve written in the session or a previously created piece, so feel free to bring your work along!

Nasim is our Community Manager and is a Glasgow based poet and journalist who was shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Prize 2022. Her work has appeared in magazines including Gutter, The Dark Horse and Modern Poetry in Translation. In 2021 she was awarded a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award for Poetry, performed on BBC programme The Big Scottish Book Club and was a digital writer-in-residence for The Poetry Business. She is an alumnae of The Writing Squad, a member of the Scribblers Union and participated in the Poetry Translation Centre’s programme for young poets of mixed heritage, Undertow: Polylingual Poets Please.

We’ll also be trying something new by introducing a theme for our writing prompts and shared work! This month’s theme is ‘Invitations’. We invite you to bring and create writing related to this theme, however closely/loosely, to share on the night. However, if you have work you want to share that’s unrelated to the ‘Invitations’ theme, we invite you to bring that too! These themes are meant to inspire, not restrict, so take them as a starting point rather than a rule.

If you’d like to share a piece in a non-written format (e.g. video or audio), you can either email us the link beforehand at or share it in our Zoom chat during the session. Please note that sharing is totally optional, so no pressure if you prefer to listen and respond to what other group members wish to share!


The Details

  • There is a max of 30 spaces.
  • Registration is free!
  • This event will be hosted online using Zoom (instructions will be sent to participants closer to the date).
  • The event includes a 10-min comfort break.
  • Our events are very popular and have a waitlist. If you have registered for a ticket but then are unable to attend please do let us know so we can offer it to another person on the waitlist. Thank you!
  • All SBWN events will adhere to our safer spaces policy. You can learn more about our policy here.


  • All events are free.
  • All events are suitable for people 18+ years.
  • Events are hosted online using Zoom (instructions will be sent 2 days before each event or can be accessed via the Eventbrite Online Event page).
  • To participate you will need an internet/wi-fi connection and a desktop or mobile device to join by audio and/or video.
  • BSL interpretation/captioning/audio description provided on request during registration.
  • Events over 2 hours long will have a comfort break in the middle. You may mute your mic/switch off video or take a break at any time.
  • Please add any access requirements to the registration form.
  • All SBWN events will adhere to our safer spaces policy. You can learn more about our policy here.
  • We now have data (£7) and caregiver/childcare bursaries (£30) for participants on low incomes – simply email an invoice to for the suggested amount.

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