write on

Neill Russell - Writer

Over the course of the week I attended the Write On Festival in Haddington’s Library.

Write On is a mini festival within the bigger Haddington Festival where authors from East Lothian are coming together to put on a series of events aimed at raising the profile of local writers in the county. Some of the authors taking part are, Roddy Martine, Debi Gliori, Gerry Urwin, Linda Strachan, Sally Collins (illustrator), Erin Kaye, Marie MacPherson, and Bill Graham to name a few, and they are being supported by many others.

The mini festival comprised of two events: Writers Aloud and Inspiring Writers. Writers Aloud was an evening of readings from fiction to poetry and non-fiction, while Inspiring Writers was a writers’ panel discussing all aspects of writing, publishing and what it’s like to be a writer. Both events featured local authors.

The Writers Aloud session featured an open-mic section at…

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