Author Archive

Pushing out the Boat – Spring 2019 Edition – Submissions Invited

8th July 2018

Submissions of writing and artwork are invited for Issue 15 of Pushing Out the Boat, North-East Scotland’s acclaimed magazine of prose, poetry and visual arts. Issue 15 will be published in Spring 2019. Please click on this link here to find out more:

Scrivens June 2018

24th June 2018

New Scrivens June 2018 edition out now!

Claire Askew – Edinburgh Book Festival Appearances – 2018

10th June 2018

Former Tyne and Esk Writing Fellow Claire Askew is making two appearances at the Book Festival this year, on Friday the 17th August (reading from her award-winning collection of poetry This Changes Things) and Sunday the 19th August (her crime fiction debut All the Hidden Truths).

Woodstock Play

10th June 2018

A staged reading of former Tyne and Esk Creative Writing Fellow Tom Murray’s play Woodstock is being performed at the venue Dram! on Woodlands Road in the West End of Glasgow. Please see attached flyer for more information.

Click here for more information about the venue.

The 3 Harbours Festival 2018

19th May 2018

It’s coming up to that time of year again – the 3 Harbours Festival – held in various venues in Prestonpans and Cockenzie / Port Seton. Please click on the link below for details of events happening in the Thorntree pub, High Street, Cockenzie between 30th June and the 8th July 2018. Incudes an appearance by local crime writer Peter Ritchie at 7pm on Wednesday the 4th July.

3 harbours Thorntree poster


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WOTY 2018 – A Thank You

19th May 2018

Thank you!


Thank you to every writer who entered the competition, thank you to everyone who thought about it but might wait till next year (go on – just try it!), thank you to the co-ordinators of each group who have encouraged members to submit an entry, and thank you to our judge…..


There were 39 entries for the competition, 17 prose and 22 poetry. What an amazing testament to the talent and willingness of Tyne and Esk Writers!


Good Luck to all who entered.



Whit Grace – New Book of Poetry by Anne Shivas

28th April 2018

Poet and Tyne and Esk Writers member Anne Shivas recently launched a new volume of poetry, Whit Grace. The book is available in the UK from Amazon and in the US from Norwich Books.


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WOTY 2018 – Last Chance!

28th April 2018

It’s still possible to submit your poem or 2000-word short story for the Tyne and Esk Writers’ Writer of the year competition. But hurry, the submission deadline is Tuesday the 1st May!

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Creative Writing Workshop – Musselburgh – May 19th

16th April 2018

The ever popular Vibrant Musselburgh Arts Festival Creative Writing Workshop returns to the Fisherrow Centre, South Street, Musselburgh on Saturday May 19th, this time in an afternoon slot of 2.30-4.30pm.
The facilitator is the terrific Rachel Amey: Rachel is an award winning poet, but the workshop will be wide ranging and not restricted to poetry.
Places will be restricted to 15, and it’s first come first served! Please to secure your place.
Once your place has been confirmed, the fee of £5 will be payable on the day.
It’ll be tremendous!

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WOTY (Writer of the Year) 2018

3rd April 2018

Submissions are now open for the Tyne and Esk Writer of the Year 2018 Competition. Please see WOTY Poster 2018 for more information.

The winners ceremony will be held on the 1st October at 7pm in St. John’s Church, Whitecraig.