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Scottish BPOC Writers Network (SBWN) is a professional development and advocacy group for Black writers and writers of colour who are Scottish, Scotland-based or have strong links with Scotland.
Find out more about the Scottish BPOC Writers Network (including team bios).
Founded in: 2018.
Founded by: Alycia Pirmohamed and Jay Gao.
Based: In Scotland.
Current Co-Directors: Jeda Pearl Lewis and Titilayo Farukuoye.
Members: 400+ members.
Our mission is to bring focus to diverse literary BPOC* voices; build community, artistic practice and career development; and connect Scottish BPOC writers with one another and the wider literary arts sector.
We value inclusive and intersectional representation. We value equity and equality. We will strive to uplift, give space, encourage and validate each other’s unique perspectives and narratives.
Read more about our mission and values.
As seen on
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Push The Boat Out Poetry Festival
Literature Alliance Scotland
Playwright Studio Scotland
Edinburgh Futures Institute
Glasgow Uni SFF Network
National Theatre of Scotland
National Library of Scotland
Edwin Morgan Trust
Awards & Accolades
2019’s Creative Edinburgh Awards: Social Award Winner
Media and articles
Scottish BPOC Writers Network EDI Annual Survey Reports:
Sanctuary: The Scottish BPOC Writers Network Issue – Books From Scotland
Scottish BAME Writers’ Network | Literature Alliance Scotland
The Scottish BAME Writers Network Takeover | Books from Scotland
Scottish BAME Writers Network | Royal Society of Literature
The BAME writers network changing Scotland’s publishing scene | The Skinny, Andrés Ordorica
Scottish BAME Writers Network | Stanza
Scottish BAME Writers Network | Bella Caledonia, Arusa Qureshi
Special Guest Northern Highlight | Scottish BAME Writers Network