Forthcoming events

HighlandLIT August Event

We’re delighted to announce a workshop from Meg Pokrass on creating flash fiction. To enable this to reach the widest possible audience in an effective way, it will be offered as an in-person event on 16th August, and on 23rd August a separate Zoom event, with the workshop tailored for on-line delivery. Don’t miss this opportunity: and please help us by making this event as widely known as possible.

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August 2022 event


Less is More: Flash Fiction Basics


Workshop with Meg Pokrass


What is flash fiction, and what are its characteristics? What skills and techniques can be applied in creating, editing and marketing flash fiction? We’ll learn – and practice – all this and more at Meg Pokrass’s  workshop


To reach the widest possible audience, Meg has kindly agreed to offer this workshop twice, once for an in-person audience, and again in a version tailored for on-line delivery


Tuesday 16th August at 6.30pm  - In person at the Glen Mhor Hotel


Tuesday 23rd August at 6.30pm – On Zoom

Meg Pokrass, is a leading proponent of Flash Fiction, a much-published and highly respected American ex-pat now based in Inverness.

She has taught flash fiction at literary festivals around the UK including Mslexia’s Mslexicon Festival, Huddersfield Literature Festival, Flash Fiction Festival UK the Nairn Book and Arts Festival, and HUG (Action for Mental Health).

Find out more about Meg here
All welcome. This event is free to all

To attend  the in-person event  at the hotel simply come along on 16th August

To attend the online event on 23rd August,

email us at for the Zoom link

Hybrid HighlandLIT events:  privacy note

In order to facilitate access to events from HighlandLIT members and friends across the Highlands they will be livestreamed on Zoom. It will be visible only to those who have requested the URL.

The camera may pan across the audience at the Glen Mhor at times during the event. Please note that in attending the event you are deemed to be accepting this procedure, unless you tell us at the start, in which case you can sit in a part of the audience which the camera will avoid.

HighlandLIT Events for the rest of 2022

September 20    We host a fascinating Federation of Writers Scotland workshop in September on Migration and Language which will be led by Moira McPartlin currently Scriever for the Federation of Writers Scotland and the current  Makar, Beth McDonough.

October 18  Author event with HighlandLIT Member Helen Sedgwick. Helen is the author of The Comet Seekers, The growing season, When the dead come calling and Where the missing gather. She is currently the 2021 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellow working on a four-book science fiction series about different human societies and the ways we interact with our environment. In person and on Zoom.

November 15  Workshop with Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer the authors of Our wild farming life: adventures on a Scottish Highland croft They’ll be speaking about turning the story of their rewilding of a Highland croft into a captivating book. In person and on Zoom.

December 20    Christmas Dinner and Open Mic  In person only.