Scottish Book Trust’s StoryCon Goes Digital

Scottish Book Trust’s free annual creative writing and illustration conference for young people, StoryCon, will take place online this year…


StoryCon is organised by teens, for teens. The event is made for young people aged 13-19 based in Scotland who love writing, drawing or just being creative.

There’s an exciting range of workshops with the kind of professional writers, poets, and illustrators you want to hear from. Brush up on your skills or learn something completely new for free.

Take a look at what’s on offer!


Sign up now to take part in these FREE workshops!

  • Patrice Lawrence: Character Building
  • Alan Bissett: Writing Dialogue
  • Nadine Aisha Jassat: Writing in ‘Your Voice’
  • Henry Bell: Editing Poetry and Prose
  • Gary Erskine: Building Worlds with Illustration
  • Lucy Ribchester: Plotting Your Work
  • PM Freestone: Worldbuilding & Fantasy

Plus how-to videos from:

  • Juno Dawson
  • Akemi Dawn Bowman
  • Frank Quitely
  • Catherine Simpson
  • Dean Atta
  • Oliver Emanuel
  • Matthew Fitt (Scots)
  • Mairi MacLeod (Gaelic)
  • Tim Armstrong (Gaelic)



About Scottish Book Trust

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing. They inspire and support the people of Scotland to read and write for pleasure through programmes and outreach work that include:

• Gifting books to every child in Scotland to ensure families of all backgrounds can share the joy of books at home.

• Working with teachers to inspire children to develop a love of reading, creating innovative classroom activities, book awards and author events.

• Supporting Scotland’s diverse writing community with our training, awards and writing opportunities.

• Funding a range of author events for the public to enjoy and promoting Scottish writing to people worldwide.

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