Scottish Black Writers Group

Thursday 21th April

A free writers group for Black writers across the UK and Ireland facilitated by Titilayo Farukuoye.


Scottish Black Writers Group is a free writers group facilitated by Titilayo Farukuoye. 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Black Writers Group is a space to meet, chat, network and talk about the writing life – writers both published and unpublished are welcome to join us.

This month’s guest: Mara the Storyteller

Mara the Storyteller (Mara Menzies) is a narrative artist, drawing on her rich, dual Kenyan/Scottish cultural heritage, to create worlds that explore contemporary issues through legend, myth, and fantasy. With her own vision of the beauty, history and aspirations of people of African heritage, she fuses ancient and modern in an intoxicating experience where the audience takes centre stage leading to invitations to perform across the world. Her storytelling show Blood and Gold exploring the legacy of colonialism and slavery was nominated for the CATS award for Best New Play in 2020 and was published as a novel by Birlinn in 2021.

Social handles:

Twitter and IG: @marastoryteller

Facebook: marathestoryteller


Before participating in this online event, please note the following:

  • Registration is free.
  • All events are suitable for people 18+ years.
  • Events are hosted online using Zoom (instructions will be sent 2 days before each event or can be accessed via the Eventbrite Online Event page).
  • To participate you will need an internet/wi-fi connection, a desktop or mobile device to join by audio and/or video and writing materials/device.
  • Automatic live captions and transcripts are provided via Please add your access requirements during registration (for example BSL/in-person captioner) and we’ll do our best to provide.
  • You may mute your mic/switch off video or take a break at any time.

The Scottish BPOC Writers Network (SBWN) is an advocacy group connecting Scottish BPOC writers with the wider literary sector in Scotland, facilitating necessary conversations around inclusive programming, delivering a programme of BPOC-led events and providing an online community for BPOC (Black people, People of Colour) writers based in or from Scotland.

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