Creative Writing Workshops

This year, we’ve teamed up with four fantastic authors who are leading writing workshops on Blether.

These workshops are for everyone: from experienced writers to people who are just starting out. So if you’ve got a story for Blether but don’t know where to start, come along and find out from the experts. 







Saturday 13 April 2-4pm Perth Museum & Art Gallery Lucy Ribchester Book Now
Saturday 13 April 3-5pm Edinburgh Central Library Nadine Aisha Jassat Book Now
Saturday 20 April 2-4pm Dundee Central Library  Marc Pye Book Now
Saturday 27 April 11am-1pm The Mitchell Library, Glasgow Marc Pye Book Now
Saturday 4 May 11am-1pm Edinburgh Central Library Lucy Ribchester Book Now
Saturday 11 May 11am-1pm The Mitchell Library, Glasgow Kirsty Logan Book Now
Saturday 18 May 2-4pm Aberdeen Central Library Kirsty Logan Book Now
Saturday 25 May 11am-1pm Portobello Library  Nadine Aisha Jassat Book Now

About the Authors


Kirsty Logan

Kirsty Logan is a professional daydreamer. She is the author of two novels, The Gloaming and The Gracekeepers, and two story collections, A Portable Shelter and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales. She lives in Glasgow with her wife and their rescue dog.

Read Kirsty's Blether story


Lucy Ribchester

Lucy is a writer based in Edinburgh whose novels include The Hourglass Factory and The Amber Shadows.    

In 2013, Lucy won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award and was shortlisted for the Costa Short Story Award in 2014. In 2016 she was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship. Lucy is currently working on her third novel.

Read Lucy's Blether story


Nadine Aisha Jassat

Nadine Aisha Jassat is a writer, creative practitioner and educator in the field of challenging gender-based violence.

In 2017 she was named as one of '30 Inspiring Women Under 30' by YWCA Scotland, and in 2018 she was awarded a prestigious Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award. Her debut collection, Let Me Tell You This, is out now.

Read Nadine's Blether story


Marc Pye

Marc Pye grew up in Liverpool, moved to Scotland in his late teens and now lives in Glasgow. Amongst his television writing credits are EastendersHigh RoadThe BillWaterloo RoadThe RoyalHolby BlueEcho Beach, River CityThe Street and Moving On.

He has written two novels, Lollipop and Rewire and three short films, Baldy McBainLast Legs and Instant Credit.

Read Marc's Blether story