New Writers Project

The Bijli New Writers Project is an initiative to support the creative expression and skills of underrepresented and marginalised communities in Scotland.

The project will work with people who are at the very early stages of their writing journey and provide them with a series of engaging and accessible online writing tutorials, peer support and network outreach. This will be followed by group mentoring sessions delivered by experienced professional Scottish or Scotland-based writers from diverse backgrounds, including our very own Mariem Omari.

The course content creation will be led by a team of four experienced writers in Scotland and will focus on writing for the stage or screen. They will be supported by Digital Designer and Social Media Coordinator, Leila Talmadge.

This project will launch in summer 2021.

"We need more storytellers that reflect the diversity of Scotland and the world we live in. By creating a highly accessible writing course and program, we want to break down barriers and increase the breadth of voices in the arts in Scotland," - said Artistic Director of Bijli, Mariem Omari