Join or re-join HighlandLIT, or pay to attend an on-line event


HighlandLIT offers a supportive environment for writers whatever their level of experience, and seeks to be responsive to the expressed needs of members.  Memership costs only £25, with a £5 concession for people on low incomes.

Your subscription helps make the yearly programme possible - and there are also great membership benefits, including free entry to all HighlandLIT monthly events - this alone is worth £24!

CLICK HERE TO reach the online store.


Please note that due to the COVID-19 Lockdown, HighlandLIT events are not currently taking place. Watch this space for news of a resumption of meetings 'when this is all over.'

See below for news of HighlandLIT on-line, focussed on our newly-created Youtube Channel. 


There you'll find an on-line version of the event we had planned to hold in April and a collection of videos of HighlandLIT members reading their work.

The Committee are holding in mind all HighlandLIT members and friends at this time. Please take care - and keep in touch with one another and with us. As Committee members we are drawing support from each other in these days of isolation.  If you need  encouragement, or a chat on the phone, please do contact us at

HighlandLIT online: events

HighlandLIT on-line Open Mic event - June 16th at 6.30pm

Once again, HighlandLIT’s June event – an open mic on Tuesday 16th June at 6.30pm – will be live on-line, delivered using Zoom.

There will be eight five-minute slots available, so if you’d like to share a story, poem or other piece of writing you’ll need to move quickly to secure a slot!  First come, first served. But there’s no limit to the number of folk who can join the audience!

As with ‘physical’ open mics, there will be a charge of £3 to attend as a participant or a member of the audience. HighlandLIT members who are paid up for the current year (April 2020-March 2021) go FREE!

If you have not yet signed up for 2020-21 membership  - remember, rejoining GIVES YOU FREE ACCESS to all HghlandLIT events during the year whether on-line or physical!  Membership costs £25 (or £5 for those on low income.) You can sign up here!

 So if you wish to join in the open mic as participant or audience member there are two options:

If you are a paid-up member for the current year, just email and we will send you a link to the event.  Just say if you’d like to read!

If you would like to attend on a pay-as-you-go basis pay by selecting ‘Open Mic’ in the online store  and again, we will send you a link to the event. Just say if you’d like to read!

We’d love to welcome you to what promises to be a great event on the 16th!  The Committee thank you for your support as we work to deliver HighlandLIT events in these challenging times.

Barbara Henderson will be leading a workshop on writing for children and reading from her latest book Punch


January 16th2018 at 6.30pm

Click for full details

HighlandLIT online: work from members

In response to the evolving situation re COVID-19 and in an effort to create a different platform from which to promote the work of HighlandLIT members and supporters from the wider community,  Jayne has created a dedicated Vimeo account has been created.  (This replaces the YouTube account we were using until recently, and includes all the videos previously posted there.)


You can view the channel here. This is an opportunity to post video clips of recordings of work, links to websites and other social media and thereby reach a wider audience.


If this is something you would like to take advantage of then please email text/info to

this email address and forward larger files, (pref MP4 format) via wetransfer or similar.


Jayne will manage the account and upload files on your behalf. There is no limit to the number of videos which can be posted but please restrict the file size to around 5 to 10 minutes to minimise the time it takes to upload files.


It is our hope that this will create an opportunity to promote work during changing times.

Sample the riches at HighlandLIT online:

News from Gordon Connelly at Scottish Book Trust

Scottish Book Trust have launched 'Future', their writing project for 2020 and they have started accepting submissions from the general public. ​ Gordon Connelly says:

Given the situation with many people unable to leave their houses we will be focusing on making engaging content and exercises around Future including online writing workshops where participants can pick the brain of a well-known author to help them get started with their story. There will be four workshops in total and once we have confirmed all the details will have more information on our website. We also have a series of fun writing prompt exercises which we will point people to every week. We're hoping this will mean lots of submissions this year!

If you would like more information just go to

HighlandLit meets regularly in Inverness

Bringing together those with an interest in all things to do with the written word and the wider world of publishing, HighlandLit provides a valuable opportunity to discuss projects, books, ideas and attend workshops


It also encourages members and guests to meet and ask questions of published writers and poets, and hear them read from their work

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