This month, let’s create together!
Scottish Black Writers Group in September 2022 will be facilitated by 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Black Writers Group is a space to meet, chat, network and talk about the writing life – writers both published and unpublished are welcome to join us.
Let’s create together!
We know Black History Month will be busy for everyone, so this September we’re facilitating a shorter session to check-in with you and plan Winter 2022 to Spring 2023 (and beyond!). We have some ideas but want to know what you want from this space?
1. Check in: tell us what you’re working on right now or how things are with you.
2. Discussion: what do we want this space to be going forward?
- Would you like this group to be open internationally?
- More structured networking?
- More workshops to create new work?
- More sharing work and receiving (gentle, encouraging) feedback?
- More guest writers?
- Would you like to be a guest writer? We’ll be opening a pitching form to previous participants at the end of the session (it will be open for 4 weeks – our discussion may inform your pitch).
Bring your lovely self and come tell us what you’d like from this space!
Depending on numbers, we may use breakout rooms. If you can’t join us, we’ll send out a survey on the day.
Jeda Pearl is leading this session. She is a Scottish Jamaican writer and artist and Co-Director of SBWN. Her creative work often traverses the ‘in between,’ exploring belonging, disability, secrecy and survival. 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.
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