The next meeting of the Scottish Black Writers Group is set for Thursday 20th May and features guest writer Dorothy Koomson.April 20, 2021
The next meeting of the Scottish Black Writers Group is set for Thursday 20th May and features guest writer Dorothy Koomson.
During Black History Month 2020, we partnered with Scottish BAME Writers Network to launch the Scottish Black Writers Group.
Scottish Black Writers Group is a free writers group facilitated by our Co-Director Dean Atta and in association with Scottish PEN. It is a monthly event open to writers across the UK and Ireland who are Black/from the African diaspora, including people of mixed heritage.
Scottish Black Writers Group is a space to meet, chat, network and talk about the writing life – writers both published and unpublished are welcome to join.
Dorothy Koomson is an award-winning, global bestselling author whose novels have sold over two million copies in the UK alone. The author of powerful, thought-provoking and compelling ‘emotional thrillers’ where moral dilemmas are central and where the complex emotions of family and friendships are explored, Dorothy is also an Honorary Fellow of Leeds Trinity University and was awarded the prestigious IMAGE Award at the Black British Business Awards in 2019 in recognition of her achievements. Now the biggest selling Black author of adult fiction, Dorothy continues to use her platform to support new writers and recently launched The Happy Author podcast. She was also featured on the 2021 Powerlist, as one of the most influential Black people in Britain and recently appeared in GQ Style as a Black British trailblazer. Dorothy’s seventeenth novel, I Know What You’ve Done, is published by Headline in July 2021.