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Retreats, workshops, classes and funding

Sometimes we need a helping hand with our writing, be it a structured retreat or financial assistance. Here you can find programmes and one-off classes for professionals and novices alike.

We curate this list but don't run the opportunities listed. This is not a complete list of all the retreats, workshops and classes in Scotland.

You might also want to look into our support programmes for writers; the New Writers Award, Ignite Fellowship and the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship. If you're under 18, why not check out What's Your Story?

Writing retreats and residencies

Regular retreats/residencies

Cove Park - Argyll and Bute

Writers' HQ - Edinburgh and Glasgow - monthly

Angela Locke - Iona

Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre - Highlands

Liminal Residency - rolling deadline

One-off retreats/residencies

What matters most : value based living, working and creating - Fife

The Reader Berlin - Greece

Mentoring - Mallachy Tallack

Workshops and classes

Regular events

Writing Groups across Scotland

Third Thursday Writers - Edinburgh - monthly

Fundamental Conduit - Paisley - fortnightly

One-off events

Coastlines Creative Writing Workshops with Victoria Mackenzie

Discovering Spoken Word with Imogen Stirling


Regular Funding

Creative Scotland

The Gaelic Books Council commission grants

Scottish Books International: travel fund

Society of Authors: Grants

Royal Literary Fund

One-off funding opportunities

Jericho Writers