Background image: dark red silky fabric draped in folds. White and gold text on a blue colour block. Text: Scottish Black Writers Group x Asian Writers Group. Winter Showcase. Thu 15th of December, 7-9pm. Dark blue text on a tan circle. Text: Share & connect! This is a chance to close out 2022 by meeting, hearing from, and celebrating with other writers of colour! White text at the bottom of the image. Text: For UK and Ireland-based writers who are Black and/or from the African diaspora (incl. mixed heritage) + writers in/from Scotland of East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, West Asian, and/or mixed heritage).

Winter Showcase: Scottish Black Writers Group x Asian Writers Group – 15 December 2022

An evening of performance, sharing, and connection with fellow writers of colour!

Join us for our Winter Showcase on Thursday 15 December at 7pm-9:00pm.

Please be mindful when booking. This is an event for Asian writers based in Scotland (or who, pre-COVID, would have normally been resident in Scotland) and Black writers based in the UK and Ireland.


For writers of East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, West Asian, and/or mixed heritage

+ writers who are Black/from the African diaspora (incl. mixed heritage)


We’re excited to be closing out 2022 with our first joint writers group event: a Winter Showcase featuring performers from our Scottish Black Writers Group and our Asian Writers Group!

This is a great chance to meet other writers of colour and celebrate the talent and creativity that exists among us and in SBWN as a whole.

If you’re interested in reading your work, please apply via this Google Form here. We’ll be closing it on 8 December so get your expressions of interest in! No prior reading experience required, although we will be giving priority to people who have previously attended our writers’ group(s).

Readers will be paid £50 for a reading of 5-7 minutes. We plan to have about 10 readers in total (5 readers from the Scottish Black Writers, 5 readers from Asian Writers!).

If you’re applying to read your work, please ensure that you are legally able to receive payments on a freelance basis so that we can pay you!

You can read anything you want as long as it’s your own original work and fits into the 5- to 7-minute time slot! This could include:

  • writing you started during a writers’ group session and then developed into something more polished
  • all-new work
  • older work that you haven’t shared in our sessions
  • or anything else that you haven’t shared with us (in its current/most recent form)!

Although we will unfortunately not be able to select all applicants to read on the night, we want to emphasise that if you apply to read but are not selected, this is not negative feedback on your writing. Your creativity is so valued by us personally, your fellow writers, and the SBWN team!

Alternately, if you just want to listen to your fellow writers and cheer them on, we warmly welcome you to come along and join in the evening! There may be writers there whose work you’ve never heard before, so this is a great chance to discover new creativities and sources of inspiration.

Book on Eventbrite


The Details

  • There is a max of 60 spaces: 30 for the Asian Writers Group, 30 for the Scottish Black Writers Group.
  • Registration is free!
  • This event will be hosted online using Zoom (instructions will be sent to participants closer to the date).
  • The event includes a 10-15min comfort break.
  • Our 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!
  • All SBWN events will adhere to our safer spaces policy. You can learn more about our policy here.



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

  • Tickets 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, 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.
  • You may mute your mic/switch off video or take a break at any time.
  • Automatic live captions and transcripts are provided via Please add your access requirements during registration (for example BSL/in-person captioner) and we’ll do our best to provide.
  • We now have data (£7) and caregiver/childcare bursaries (£30) for participants on low incomes – email us at for more information.



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