November 20, 2019

I always enjoy the Open Mic nights at HighlandLIT, but yesterday evening’s event, in the newly-refurbished room at the Waterside Hotel was truly magnificent. This is Book Week Scotland (18th-24th November) and we took the Book Week theme ‘Blether’ as our theme for the...

October 17, 2019

On Tuesday evening, we were delighted to welcome HighlandLIT member Helen Sedgwick who, for the perspective both of a writer with an impressive track record - (The Comet Seekers, The Growing Season) and a new book coming out early next year (When the Dead Come Calling)...

September 18, 2019

We had a lovely evening at HighlandLIT last night with the gifted poet and novelist Kenneth Steven and we are so grateful for his visit.

Kenneth sat in front of us, gently reading a selection of poems from his two most recent collections. West contains poems about two o...

August 21, 2019

Last night’s HighlandLIT event was a workshop led by author and journalist Fiona Rintoul. Her debut novel  The Leipzig Affair, published in 1984,  is about a relationship between a Scot and a German woman during the Communist Regime, and about what follows after the de...

July 24, 2019

We’d a great open mike session last night at the Glen Mhor’s Waterside Building – the door open on to the terrace, the sun beating down outside, the river placidly flowing down to the firth.

We met a number of new friends, some of whom stayed on afterwards for al fresco...

July 18, 2019

A report of last week's HighlandLIT Writing Holiday at the Old Brewery, Cromarty by HighlandLIT Secretary, Jayne Austin

By the end of my four-day writing holiday with HighlandLIT I felt tired, elated, nourished and blessed. My soul reconnected to the rhythms of the sea....

June 19, 2019

We had a great evening at yesterday’s HighlandLIT! The speaker was a remarkable woman, Hafida Latta, born in Tunisia about 75 years ago while it was still under French Colonial Rule.  Hafida is a great raconteur, and she introduced us to her autobiography, A daughter o...

May 22, 2019

We had a great session at HighlandLIT last night from the irrepressible Barbara Henderson, who gave us a very detailed, practical guide to writing for children. She covered the challenging journey to first publication (she herself wrote six novels and had 124 rejection...