The hunt is on for the best new writing talent in the Highlands and Islands

Time to put pen to paper for Highlands and Islands writers
Time to put pen to paper for Highlands and Islands writers

Emergents Creatives is offering four new young writers (aged 18-25 years old and living in the Highlands and Islands) the opportunity to perform live and showcase their work at The Night of Small Miracles - a new spoken-word club night in Inverness that opens at the Ironworks on Thursday, November 28th.

And applications for four performance slots are now open!

Emergents Creatives nurtures creative talent and creative careers in the Highlands and Islands, and this new platform for live performance offers young writers the chance to get vital experience in front of the mic’ - and get paid for their reading!

In addition, if suitable, the selected writers could be offered Emergents’ support in developing their writing projects through our on-going range of services for writers, all of which are free and we offer the most comprehensive programme of support for writers anywhere in Scotland.

The performance slots are available to writers working in all kinds of writing - poetry, novels, drama, scripts, non-fiction, short stories, song-writing, stand up comedy or your own mix of all of these - if you’d like to perform, we’d like to hear from you!

The mic’ slots are part of a billing that includes two of Scotland’s finest writers - poet Michael Pedersen and novelist Sophie Cooke, (about whom see our website) and all that writers have to do to apply is to send links to their work via Emergents’ website at:

The Night of Small Miracles is part of Emergents Creatives’ celebration of Book Week Scotland.

Emergents Creatives acknowledges financial assistance from Book Week Scotland 2013, HIE & Creative Scotland.