Borders Writers' Forum
The Scottish Borders, with its rolling hills, rivers and tower houses, is a beautiful area of Scotland, rich in social and cultural history. Tapping into this is its vibrant writing community, many of whom are members of the Borders Writers’ Forum.
BWF Membership has shown substantial growth in recent years and that has enabled us to expand our programme of activities. The work of our members covers the complete array of the written word; fiction non-fiction, short story, poetry, drama, journalism, historical, children's literature, biography.
From the novice to the experienced, the factual to the fictional, and from mythology to fantasy, it makes no difference, our members come together to socialise and skill share.
Meetings are held monthly throughout the year, except July and August. See the Programme page on the left, or Upcoming Events panel on the right. Our full 2012/13 programme will be added to the website following the AGM in March.
The Borders Writers’ Forum
• raises the profile of contemporary local writers
• provides a focus for writing related events in the Scottish Borders
• provides networking opportunities
• supports professional development through regular readings and workshops
Border Voices on Border Ruins is BWF's second anthology of work by members,
Border Voices on Border Ruins is available from many independent booksellers around the Borders.
Borders Writers' Forum members include Jane Houston Green, Artistic Director of Treading the Borders Theatre Company
. Jane has been encouraging BWF members to try their hand at writing short plays and, providing funding materialises, interesting collaborative events are on the cards.
Borders Writers’ Forum welcomes new members.
Membership is (only) £10 per year.
For further details on how to join the Forum, or to contact us, see the Contact Us/Join Us page.
BWF Committee 2012/13
Chair - Pamela Gordon
Acting Secretary - Oliver Eade
Treasurer - Russell Bruce
Committee Members - Bridget Khursheed, Raghu Shukla, Douglas Morrison, Dorothy Bruce