White and yellow text on a dark blue background. Photo of a Black woman with short hair and a white top, facing the camera and smiling. Text: Scottish Black Writers Group with Briana Pegado. Thu 17th of March, 7-9 pm Writing & community space on Zoom facilitated by Titilayo Farukuoye. For UK and Ireland-based writers who are Black/ from the African diaspora (including mixed heritage).

Scottish Black Writers Group – 17 March 2022

This month’s guest: Briana Pegado

Scottish Black Writers Group is a free writers group facilitated by Titilayo Farukuoye. It is open to writers across the UK and Ireland who are Black/from the African diaspora, including people of mixed heritage.

Scottish Black Writers Group is a space to meet, chat, network and talk about the writing life – writers both published and unpublished are welcome to join us.

Briana Pegado FRSA is the Community Engagement Producer for OMOS, Producer for the Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition 2022, Co-Director of We Are Here Scotland CIC, a community interest company that supports Black and POC creatives in Scotland, and Chair of YWCA Scotland – the Young Women’s Movement. She helped set up Edinburgh University’s first ever Black History Month in 2010 and was elected first black woman President of Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) in 2014.

Her published work includes The Modern Craft: Powerful Voices on Witchcraft Ethics coming out in June 2022 and various pieces in the inequality in the arts and creative industries in Scotland. Her work in the third sector and in the creative sector has been grounded in supporting people to fulfil their creative potential. As founder of the award winning Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF) and co- founder of Povo, a ‘conductancy’ that supported clients to use play to better understand their creative process, her belief that creativity is for everyone has driven her creative practice. Outside of the arts, she has worked in healing spaces to support people through complex trauma and is an experienced facilitator in using healing modalities to support people to live more fulfilling lives.

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Please be mindful when booking. The Scottish Black Writers Group is for writers based across the UK and Ireland who are Black/from the African diaspora, including people of mixed heritage.



  • 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.

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