This is an opportunity to learn and ask about how Creative Scotland’s programmes and funding can support you as an individual writer. Sign up here!
Please be mindful when booking. This is a workshop for Black writers and writers of colour based in Scotland (or for people who, pre-COVID, would have normally been resident in Scotland).
Join Creative Scotland Literature Officers Viccy Adams, Alice Tarbuck and Katalina Watt for this 1-hour, online Q&A!
Come and hear from Literature Officers at Creative Scotland and ask them questions about their programs and support available for individual writers, including:
- Open Fund for Individuals | Creative Scotland (open year-round) – please view the short video on the Creative Scotland website before attending
- Our Voices: a development programme for emerging prose writers | Creative Scotland (applications close at noon on 31 January)
- Further development opportunities, such as the Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship 2022 and a programme for Debut Writers in partnership with Scottish Book Trust
Essential items include: access to the internet, a working camera and mic, and pen and paper
- There is a max of 22 spaces.
- This Q&A will be hosted online using Zoom (instructions will be sent to participants closer to the event date).
- There are two types of tickets: Free tickets for writers on low-income and Pay What You Can (Suggested £5+).
- Our free 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!
- If you have any accessibility needs or requirements, please do let us know by writing in at scotBAMEwriters@gmail.com at the earliest and we shall do our best to meet your requirements.
- All SBWN events will adhere to our safer spaces policy. You can learn more about our policy here.
Access & Tech
Before participating in this online event, please note the following:
- To participate you will need an internet/wi-fi connection, a desktop or mobile device to join by audio and/or video and writing materials/device.
- 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).
- Automatic live captions and transcripts are provided via Otter.ai. Please add your access requirements during registration (for example BSL/in-person captioner) and we’ll do our best to provide.
- You can also email any access requirements to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Viccy Adams (she/her) has a background in academic research into creative writing, and worked as a freelancer in the literature sector in the UK for a decade before joining Creative Scotland in 2019. In her role as Literature Officer she has supported the redevelopment of the application process for the Open Fund for Individuals and initiated a number of targeted partnerships to support writer development in Scotland, including Our Voices and Refreshing Your Practice. She also writes short fiction and collaborates with other artists, with a particular interest in digital processes.
Katalina Watt (she/they) is Literature Officer at Creative Scotland and previously worked in Audio and Digital for Canongate Books and Hachette, as well as event programming for independent bookshops. In 2020 she was the Next Level Awardee for Literature Alliance Scotland’s career development programme. Katalina is also Audio Director for khōréō, a speculative fiction magazine for immigrant and diaspora authors. As an author, they have received a Ladies of Horror Fiction 2021 grant and were Longlisted for Penguin Write Now 2020. Katalina is represented by Robbie Guillory at Underline Literary Agency.
Dr Alice Tarbuck is an award-winning writer, and a literature professional, living in Edinburgh. They have taught Creative Writing at the University of Dundee, and are a 2019 Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Awardee for poetry. Their debut non-fiction book A Spell in the Wild: a year (and six centuries) of Magic is published by Hodder & Stoughton. They are one of the Literature Officers at Creative Scotland.