Creative Scotland backs Society of Authors in Scotland conference

Martin Reed

Martin Reed

Martin leads the SoA's Communications team. He oversees our strategic communications and campaign-based activities, including PR, social media, events and partnerships.

3 April 2017

Scottish cultural body signs off funding to support three-day event in Glasgow.

Creative Scotland, the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across Scotland, has awarded a grant to the Society of Authors in Scotland (SoAiS) in its latest round of funding, announced on Friday.

The grant will help fund ScotsWrite, a major three-day conference for authors, that will run from 22-24 September at the Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld.

Speakers will include Joanne Harris, Jane Johnson and Joanna Penn, alongside a host of other writers and translators, running sessions to help you:

  • develop your skills and expand your knowledge of the craft and the business of writing
  • learn how to broaden your income streams
  • hear from specialists who know your rights.

The Creative Scotland funding will help to create a true hub for authors to network and share ideas with other literary professionals. Commenting on Friday’s announcement, Linda Strachan, chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland, said:

“The Society of Authors in Scotland are delighted to be supported by Creative Scotland. ScotsWrite offers published and emerging writers alike the chance to network with other literary professionals, hear how to broaden their income streams, share ideas and learn from specialists. However you put pen to paper – as a novelist, children’s writer, non-fiction author, translator, poet, playwright or screenwriter – ScotsWrite will address the challenges of breaking through your creative, financial and promotional barriers.”

Discounted early bird registration will open in April. Register your interest now so you don’t miss out.


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