White and gold text on a blue background. Photo of a Black woman with glasses and long curly hair pulled high on top of her head, smiling at the camera. Text: Scottish Black Writers Group. Solo Journaling Games writing workshop with Zoe Lorimer. Thu 24th of November, 7-8:30pm. Writing & community space on Zoom facilitated by Titilayo Farukuoye and Jeda Pearl. For UK and Ireland-based writers who are Black/ from the African diaspora (including mixed heritage).

Scottish Black Writers Group – 24 November 2022

Join us for this workshop on solo journaling games!


Scottish Black Writers Group is a free writers group facilitated by Titilayo Farukuoye and Jeda Pearl. It is a monthly event 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Black Writers Group is a space to meet, chat, network and talk about the writing life – writers both published and unpublished are welcome to join us.

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Solo Journaling Games writing workshop with Zoe Lorimer

Solo journaling games are a sub-genre of tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGs) like Dungeons & Dragons, which are made up of different writing prompts.

Join us to discover a way to gamify your writing process and write about your (or a character’s) experience and reflect on concepts such as; how tourism changes local creatives, and cultural artefacts being held in other countries.


What you need


Your Facilitator

Zoe Lorimer (she/her) is a Black-Scottish freelance writer and creative from Edinburgh. She is now returning to Scotland after eight years teaching in East Asia. Passionate about social-well being and racially-marginalised communities, Zoe writes to educate herself and others. Her writing has been featured internationally by Black Ballad, Ketagalan Media and The News Lens. 

Find her at: https://tinyletter.com/zoelarimar


Your Host

Jeda Pearl will be hosting this session. Jeda is a Scottish Jamaican writer, poet, and Co-Director of Scottish BPOC Writers Network. She’s performed at StAnza, Push the Boat Out and Edinburgh International Book Festival. Jeda was awarded Cove Park’s Emerging Writer Residency in 2019 and has works published/commissioned by Black Lives Matter Mural Trail, New Writing Scotland, Not Going Back to Normal – Disabled Artists Manifesto, Shoreline of Infinity, Peepal Tree Press, Scottish Storytelling Centre and galleries Rhubaba and Collective. @JedaPearl jedapearl.com

Titilayo Farukuoye will be joining us. Titilayo is an Austrian-Nigerian writer and organiser based in Glasgow. They strive to dismantle structural oppression and concern themselves with community care and climate justice. Titilayo co-directs SBWN and the Anti-racist Educator, in 2018 they curated Our (In)visible Strengths, an exhibition celebrating Scottish African a. Afro-Caribbean communities. Their poetry featured at Fringe of Colour, 2020 Mixtape, Wrapped Up in This and Edinburgh Multicultural Festival. Media4Change and Future News Worldwide have recognised Titilayo’s journalistic work.



Before participating in this online event, please note the following:

  • Tickets are free or Pay What You Can.
  • 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, a desktop or mobile device to join by audio and/or video and writing materials/device.
  • You may mute your mic/switch off video or take a break at any time.
  • All SBWN events will adhere to our Safer Spaces Policy.
  • 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.
  • For participants on low incomes, we have some bursaries for data (£7) and caregiver/childcare (£30) for online events; plus travel (within Scotland) for in-person events.

Questions? Email scottishbpocwriters@gmail.com.

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