Forthcoming events

Please note that 'in person' HighlandLIT events are not currently being held at at the Glen Mhor Hotel due to the Coronavirus regulations, but we hope that these can resume in September 2021  In the meantime, please see below for news of the on-line alternative.

    HighlandLIT’s August event is

an Workshop on Tuesday, 17th August at 6.30pm on Zoom


How to read your work to an audience

Led by:

Playwright  Jennifer Macrae


Ever find yourself pacing the floor, staring into the mirror and sweating lightly, wondering if you’ve got it right?


Relax, pull up a chair as Jennifer steers the good ship HighlandLIT for the evening, sharing her tips on how to read your own work to others.  Listen for practical exercises, creative insights and sweet inspiration. Discover new ways to get your own work out of your head, onto your lips and grabbing the imagination of your audience.


Come along and stay as we anchor down for Q&A and post-workshop natter.


Playwright, poet and performer Jennifer’s work is characteristically dark, opulent and funny. Tearing up new roads into the Scottish psyche, she explores how notions of home, sense of place and language can unite as well as divide a nation. Unraveling comedy in unlikeliest of places, she tells epic tales of how the psychological warfare of sex, politics and Irn-bru got us where we are today.


Jennifer trained as an actor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has a 1st class honours degree in Culture Studies of the Highlands and Islands


Attencance is free to HighlandLIT members. Please register to attend by sending us an email at and we’ll send you a link to the event. 

Non-members are welcome - the free is £5.  Go to the HighlandLIT Online Store,  and select the icon for 'Workshop on 17th August.'  Once we receive your payment, we will send you the link to the event.

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HighlandLIT programme for 2021

August 17th    Workshop with Jennifer Macrae on how to effectively read your work to an audience

September 21st  Open Mic  

October 19th   Author event with Seoras (George) Macpherson who will talk about storytelling, and then tell some traditional stories from the Gaelic oral tradition.

November 16th  Book Week Scotland event hosted by Bob Pegg. Prizes will be awarded to winners in the 2021 Writing Competition on the theme 'Celebration' and winners will read their work.  You could be one of the winners:  find out all about competition and how to enter here.

December 21st  Open Mic and Christmas Celebration.


(Further events are to be announced)