The Society of Authors in Scotland, SoAiS, has created what is expected to be one of the most exciting events in the 2017 writing calendar. ScotsWrite is a three-day conference that will enable delegates to network with and hear from some of the UK’s leading authors and writers, as well as key publishers, agents and experts in a variety of related fields. Whether you’re putting pen to paper for the first time or you’re an established writer, ScotsWrite has been designed - by writers - to help you go further along your chosen path. Irrespective of whether you’re a writer of fiction or non-fiction, a translator, children’s author, poet or writer for the media, ScotsWrite will address the challenges of breaking through creative, financial and promotional barriers. Author Line-up Keynote speakers include highly successful authors Joanne Harris, Jane Johnson and Joanna Penn, while talks and workshops are from experts in a variety of areas including marketing, self publishing, changing genre, technology, health and wellbeing, and ergonomics. Plus, there will be a limited number of one-to-one sessions with publishers and agents. ScotsWrite takes place from 22- 24 September at the Westerwood Hotel and Golf Resort, Nr Cumbernauld, Glasgow. Booking arrangements Conference Pass – INCLUDING AFFILIATE DISCOUNT FOR HLS MEMBERS! Earlybird weekend residential conference pass (hotel accommodation to be paid separately) The following registration rates are currently at a special Earlybird rate until 22 June.
Society of Authors members: £46 (£76 from 22 June)
Members of affiliated organisations: £70 – including existing HLS Members (£100 from 22 June)
Non-members: £90 (£120 from 22 June)
This allows you to attend the full conference programme from Friday at 3pm to Sunday at 3pm, and all events including early-morning sessions and evening events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Accommodation: Once you've registered on Eventbrite you must immediately book your accommodation directly with the hotel quoting the booking code given to you by Eventbrite. This will be at a special weekend rate that includes all meals. Room rate for 2 nights £260 (shared room £180pp). Only 50% deposit required on initial hotel booking with the remainder to be paid in September at check-in. To book accommodation call the venue on 01236 860728, stating the conference name, ScotsWrite, the conference date, 22-24 September 2017, and quoting the booking code given when you registered on Eventbrite. You will not be fully registered for the conference as a weekend residential delegate until you book your accommodation with the hotel. Earlybird two-day conference pass (without accommodation) INCLUDING AFFILIATE DISCOUNT FOR HLS MEMBERS! The following rates are currently at a special Earlybird rate until 22 June.
SoA members: £155 (£185 from 22 June)
Members of affiliated organisations: £168 – including existing HLS Members. (£198 from 22 June)
Non-members: £193 (£223 from 22 June)
This allows you to attend the conference from 9am to 5.45pm on Saturday, and 9.15am to 3pm on Sunday. Your registration includes refreshments and lunch on both days. It does not include accommodation, or early-morning or evening events. If you would like to attend the Saturday night dinner and ceilidh, you can add this to your booking on Eventbrite. NOTE: Delegates only need to pay 50% upfront of their accommodation costs when they book with the hotel. The rest is paid on check in. For further information and booking. www.societyofauthors.org/scotswrite. To join Highland Literary Salon: https://www.highlandlitsalon.com/online-store