Teal text on a black background against an image of books. Text: Q&A: Session. Applying to the Ignite Fellowship 2024 Scottish BPOC Writers Network x Scottish Book Trust. 8th September | 17:30 - 18:30 | Online. For BPOC Writers based in Scotland.

Q&A: Applying to the Ignite Fellowship 2024: Scottish BPOC Writers Network x Scottish Book Trust – 8th September 2023

We’re delighted to partner with Scottish Book Trust to offer a free Q&A session on applying to the Ignite Fellowship: 2024


Please be mindful when booking. This is a session for Black writers & writers of colour* based in Scotland (or who, pre-COVID, would normally be resident in Scotland). 


Q&A on applying to the Ignite Fellowship: 8th September 2023, 17:30pm


Interested in applying to the Ignite Fellowship 2024? Scottish Book Trust is hosting a Q&A info session on the awards & application process, for Scottish BPOC Writers Network members.

The Ignite Fellowship supports established writers who are embarking on or working through a significant project. Previous awardees include Marjorie Lotfi Gill and Annie George, amongst others. The 2023 Fellows are Tim Tim Cheng, Gail Anderson, and Rody Gorman. Find out more about the Ignite Fellowship.

Scottish Book Trust’s Lynsey Rogers (Writing Communities Manager) and Eilidh Akilade (Writing Communities Administrator) will offer some top tips and answer your questions.

A transcript of the full session will be available upon request to anyone unable to attend. A recording of the ‘top tips’ part of the session (prior to the participatory Q&A) will also be available upon request. Closed captioning will be available throughout the session.

For participants on low incomes, if you need to access data (£7) and caregiver/childcare (£30) bursaries, please apply by emailing scottishbpocwriters@gmail.com.

Please be mindful that this event is open only to Black writers and writers of colour based in Scotland.

Any questions about the awards or the Q&A session, please contact eilidh.akilade@scottishbooktrust.com – thank you!

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The Event

  • This session is free and will be approximately 1 hour long, beginning promptly at 17:30pm.
  • This event is for people interested in applying to the Ignite Fellowship.
  • This session will be hosted online using Zoom (Scottish Book Trust will send instructions to participants closer to the workshop date). 


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

  • Events are hosted online using Zoom.
  • 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.
  • 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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