Heart held by hands on blue background. Text: Scottish Black Writers Group Share your work in progress. Thu 21st of July, 7-9 pm Writing & community space on Zoom facilitated by Jeda Pearl. For UK and Ireland-based writers who are Black/ from the African diaspora (including mixed heritage).

Scottish Black Writers Group – 21 July 2022

This month, share your work in progress


Scottish Black Writers Group in July 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Black Writers Group is a space to meet, chat, network and talk about the writing life – writers both published and unpublished are welcome to join us.


Share your work in progress!

Bring you latest work in progress and share with us!

Whether finished, half written, just an idea or something you would like to dust off and refurbish – of any genre – bring it along to July’s Scottish Black Writers Group, to get a kick of energy and a new feel for your piece as you are sharing it with your Scottish Black Writer friends!

There will be a prompt or two to get writing during the session as well, especially if you feel like sharing something very fresh, but most of the session will be reserved to sharing and providing feedback!

Please email scottishbpocwriters@gmail.com with the subject SBWG Sharing no later then July 8th, if you would like to circulate up to 1 page of written work in advance for the group to provide feedback on.

You can share any work you have or, if you need a writing prompt… Moko Somõkõw is an artist from Trinidad and Tobago who makes incredible, storied traditional Mas costumes – pick an image from his timeline to free-write to: https://www.instagram.com/mokosomokow/

Can’t wait to see you there!


Your Facilitator

Jeda Pearl 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. Commissioned works include Acts of Observation (poetic installation and pamphlet weaving the disabled BPOC body with archeoastronomy and the sublime, Collective), An Ocean of Patience (British Council Momentum), inheritance reverb (Rhubaba). Performances include The Big Scottish Book Club (BBC Scotland), StAnza, Inky Fingers, Hidden Door. Awarded Cove Park’s Scottish Emerging Writer Residency in 2019, her poems and short stories are published by Black Lives Matter Mural Trail, New Writing Scotland, Open Book, Not Going Back to Normal – a Disabled Artists Manifesto, Tapsalteerie, Shoreline of Infinity, Aesthetica, and Peepal Tree Press. @JedaPearl jedapearl.com

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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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