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Edinburgh Creative Writers Club was established as a face to face critique group by its founder, James Gibson. When the pandemic hit, James moved the group to online. That format proved to be more productive and allowed writers from around the world to join. James will sadly soon be stepping down as organizer of the group, but Susan Duncan, located in Edinburgh and Tish Eastman, located in California, both longtime members of the group, will carry Jame’s legacy into the future.

This is a multi-genre critique group: many of our writers are working on science fiction novels, but we also have YA fantasy, horror, non-fiction, flash fiction, and poetry offered up for constructive critique each week.

You will need to be able to share your document using zoom share screen, so if you are unfamiliar with that, there are many YouTube tutorials to watch. For time constraints, each writer can share two poems, or a prose piece of around 2,000 words maximum.
We meet from 7pm till 10pm every Tuesday, GMT. That’s 11:00 AM in California.
By RSVP-ing to each event you will receive email links, and notifications in the unlikely event of a cancellation. We also appreciate knowing how many will be in each meeting.

Applying for membership:

When applying for membership please provide a photograph of yourself, together with a response to the question: 'What sort of thing do I write?'.