To publish poetry that speaks to and acknowledges the realities of those marginalized, violated and often demonized by the state is not easy.
Breathing is not just a process, but is an act of expression in the lives that we live individually as people, and collectively as a society.
My heart attack came out of the blue. Adjusting to having a stent put in my heart — a foreign piece of metal acting like a bridge keeping my blood vessel open — was difficult to accept for me and my body. All of a sudden, overnight I became a person with a disability but one that no one could see.
Join the SBWN team as Admin and Media Support! From managing our inbox, maintaining the network’s partnerships or looking after […]
This Q+A Panel Event is a must-see for those interested in poetry criticism and poetry in translation.
Scottish BAME Writers Network and EDI Scotland publish literary sector survey results on the perceptions and experiences of Black and PoC writers in and from Scotland.
Sometimes when climbing mountains, there is no clear path and I have to make my own through treacherous terrains, but I know leveled-out lands are on the horizon.
We’re delighted to present our recent partnership with MAP: ‘the cold,’ a series curated by Camara Taylor! <<It’s a shame […]
A regular monthly workshop for Black writers and writers of colour, led by award-winning poet and playwright, Hannah Lavery.
This workshop provides a space for writers of colour to reconnect with and write about their bodies in a loving way.
This craft seminar seeks to help develop our ability to reflect and develop decolonial cosmologies in our work.
We are thrilled to announce our new collaboration with Nancy Adimora and HarperCollins UK! Nancy is the Talent & Audience Development Manager at HarperCollins Publishers and submissions of fiction and non-fiction books are now open to Scottish BAME Writers Network members! Find out more about Nancy, why she got into publishing and what the submission process is.
Scottish BAME Writers Network is looking to hire someone to cover Administration & Media Support for our non-profit organisation. This position will specifically assist with general administrative duties, such as invoicing, managing our inbox and calendar, and updating our website and social media with various opportunities.
Scottish Black Writers Group is a new, free writers group facilitated by our Co-Director Dean Atta and in association with Scottish PEN. It is a monthly meetup open to writers across the UK and Ireland who are Black/from the African diaspora, including people of mixed heritage.
We’re delighted to offer a free Q&A session on ‘Demystifying the Publishing Process’ with Nancy Adimora from HarperCollins on 17th, September 2020, 6pm. This session is for Black writers and writers of colour based in Scotland who are working on a fiction or nonfiction manuscript.
To the Scottish Literary Sector, At Scottish BAME Writers Network, we are constantly evaluating how effective our programming, opportunities, and […]
An evening of performance, sharing, and connection with fellow writers of colour!
Join us for this free writing workshop with Zoe Lorimer on gamifying your writing process.
How do we keep traditions and languages from dying out when the very land they come from is in mortal danger?
Join Helena Nelson, from HappenStance Press and Sphinx Review, for this poetry review writing workshop!
A free writers group for Asian writers in/from Scotland.
What does it mean to be a political poet? What purposes can political poetry serve? – and what political action can writing reclaim?
An online writing workshop using the themes of Sister Radio by Sara Shaarawi.