“You’ve come to write as free men, women and children, and free men, women and children you are. What will you do without freedom? Will you write?”

We welcome writers of all abilities, interests and genres. The Borders Writers’ Forum is a friendly and supportive group for anyone in the Scottish Borders who writes or has an interest in writing.

Our aims are to:

  • Promote and raise the profile of contemporary local writers;
  • Provide a focus for writing related events in the Scottish Borders;
  • Provide networking opportunities;
  • Support professional development through talks, regular reading opportunities and workshops;
  • Provide opportunities for writers to present and promote their work, including sale of books.

Programme – for 2021/22


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Thursday 17th February 2022 – Anne Hamilton’s talk about writing a Memoir.

Download the poster for more information. See below. Open to members and non-members. You don’t have to have ever written before to attend….

Tom Bryan - Scottish Book Trust

Tom has been a published poet for 35 years and has also written short stories and a novel and loves reading his poems to others.
He was a founder member of BWF and Writer in Residence for the Borders (and previously in other parts of Scotland) for many years during which time he founded The Eildon Tree magazine. He also plays the harmonica!
He sadly lost his wife recently and she was a brilliant poet too and also a founder member of BWF. He has certainly contributed a great deal to the literary life of the Scottish Borders through his poetry and prose and enthusiasm in encouraging others.

From November 2021 Literature sessions will start 7.00 for a 7.15pm whether via Zoom or face2face.
If unclear about anything please contact us on borderwritersforum@gmail.com . The committee are trying to be as fluid and flexible as possible to comply with changing Covid regulations, the weather and hall availability.

Membership Fee

The membership fee for 2021-22 is held at £15. This entitles a member to log in to all online Zoom sessions and to attend future live events. Membership runs from1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022 (inclusive). The guest fee for non-members is £5.00 per session, including refreshments (when normal service is resumed). While the Covid restrictions remain in place we recommend attendees bring their own refreshments.

For payment details and any clarification, please email borderswritersforum@gmail.com