EDINBURGH WRITERS’ CLUB


 Alexander McCall Smith Becomes Honorary Club President

 

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Photo credit: Kirsty Anderson

“I am delighted to become Honorary President of the Edinburgh Writers’ Club. By its very nature, writing is a solitary activity - to be able to share one’s work with others is so important for writers. The Edinburgh Writers’ Club not only provides a forum for that, but helps to underline this city’s role as a UNESCO City of Literature.”

— Alexander McCall Smith 


Welcome to the website of the Edinburgh Writers' Club. We are a community of writers in the Edinburgh area and beyond, with an annual programme of competitions, workshops and expert speakers.  Our 2021-22 programme starts on 13 September.

The Club meets in the Royal Scots Club in the city centre for speaker-led meetings, with members' meetings held via Zoom.

Membership is excellent value and offers the following benefits:
  • Sixteen meetings per year, with a varied programme of speakers covering all genres of writing.
  • Membership of and access to the Scottish Association of Writers (SAW) conferences and competitions.
  • Entry into club competitions. Competitions are judged by established writers who provide feedback on entries.
  • Opportunity to meet fellow writers and share your work, your challenges and your successes.
  • Social events.
  • Regular updates about competitions, publishing opportunities and events.

New members describe the club as 'pragmatic, helpful, friendly, involving, cheerful, wide-ranging, for beginners as well as published writers, informative, non-threatening.'

For more information on how to join, and details of subscription rates, see the Join page. For information about how to get to meetings, see Venue.

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