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SMHAF Writing Awards

Writing Online

Join us for a live online ceremony to celebrate the winners and shortlisted entries from the SMHAF Writing Competition.

Hosted by author Kirstin Innes (Scabby Queen, Fishnet), the ceremony will feature readings from the winning writers, awards presentations, an exclusive performance from Blue Rose Code, and the opportunity to read our illustrated eBook. Register for your place here.

The Writing Competition is one of the festival’s most enduring successes, providing an opportunity for first time writers to be published alongside established names.

The awards ceremony is often where we discover what our festival is really about, as writers from across Scotland and further afield take inspiration from our theme in poignant, powerful, personal and often ingenious and surprising ways.

This event is held in partnership with: 

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Sun 23rd May
7PM - 9PM

Tickets: FREE or Donation


Accessibility: BSL Interpretation will be available for this event.