Join us for our 10th annual Writing Awards, an opportunity to celebrate new writing exploring mental health and the SMHAF theme of ‘Revolution’.

This year’s event will be hosted by Scottish poet and playwright Hannah Lavery, the Edinburgh Makar, with a short live set from musician Jill Lorean and storytelling performance by Daniel Serridge.

The Writing Awards provides an opportunity for new and experienced writers to be recognised for their work and for audiences to enjoy live readings and pick up an exclusive printed copy of our annual publication.

Over 200 writers, based in Scotland, the UK and internationally, submitted pieces to the competition, including fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Shortlisted writers will be invited to read from their work, provoking new ideas, emotions and reflections about what ‘revolution’ means to different people.

The afternoon will also feature a live storytelling performance and audiences will be invited to join us for a reception in the Storytelling Court afterwards.

The SMHAF Writing Awards is presented in partnership with the Scottish International Storytelling Festival. It is supported by our national partners and Bipolar Edinburgh.

Image: SMHAF Writing Awards 2022 (c. Ingrid Mur)

Scottish Storytelling Centre
43-45 High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Reception: 4:00pm – 5:00pm