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AGM of Tyne and Esk Writers 2018

18th September 2018

On Monday October 1st at 7pm the AGM of Tyne and Esk Writers will be held in Whitecraig Church, which is just beyond the village of Inveresk on the road up to Carberry on the south side of Musselburgh. If there is anyone who needs to get a bus to Musselburgh, Billy Graham has kindly offered to give people a lift up from the Brunton Hall. His phone number is 01875 610489.

After the AGM the Annual WOTY Award Ceremony will be held, with the judge Brian Whittingham present to make awards. Please do make a special effort to be present.


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:

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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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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Meet The Authors – Penicuik – April 25th

21st March 2018

Come along and meet popular local authors Catherine Simpson, Rebecca McKinney, Moira Cormack, Stella Hervey Birrell and Claire Askew on Wednesday the 25th April at the West Street Arts Centre, West Street, Penicuik in Midlothian.

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Tyne and Esk Short Promotional Film

3rd January 2018

The previous Tyne and Esk Creative Writing Fellow Catherine Simpson and Membership Secretary Roy Moller have created a short film to encourage budding and experienced writers and poets in East and Midlothian to come along to their local writing group. It can be viewed here: Short Promotional Video.

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Tyne & Esk Creative Writing fellow 2017-18

27th September 2017

catherine simpsonThanks to funding from the Musselburgh and Haddington Common Good Funds, we are happy to announce that Catherine Simpson has been re-appointed on a half-time basis as our Creative Writing Fellow, from the start of October, and will be attending four groups each month.

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The Angel in the Stone – A New Novel from Rebecca McKinley

29th June 2017

The Angel in the Stone - Book LaunchRebecca McKinney’s latest novel, The Angel in the Stone, is being launched at Waterstones on Princes Street on Tuesday 5th September, 6:30 PM.



Rebecca invites all Tyne and Esk members, and especially those from the Dalkeith Group, to come along and support her. Those wishing to come should RSVP




Her book will be available to buy online from the 17th August, here: Download more information about the novel here: Ai-The-Angel-in-the-Stone.