Network Organisers

SCBWI Scotland is run by Tibo Torelli (based in Stirling) and Lynwen Pirie (based in Aberdeen). We cover everywhere in Scotland from Shetland to Dumfries and Galloway and have members in all of those places and in between. We run monthly critique groups online and in person, for all genres and age groups. We run social events as well as information sessions on regular basis. We also often chair events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in the summer. We send newsletters regularly to our Scottish members to keep you updated on the upcoming events and critique groups dates, so if you haven’t had one, please get in touch at and we’ll make sure you’re on our list.

Lynwen Pirie

Lynwen lives in the North-East of Scotland with her husband and three daughters. She loves everything about stories and mainly writes Middle Grade novels with humour and plenty of heart. She has completed the 12 Month Writing for Children and Young Adults and Work On Your Novel with the Golden Egg Academy. Lynwen has been working with children for the past 20 years mainly as a primary school teacher for the past 14 years. When she's not playing with her girls, her favourite thing to do is scribbling down a fantastical story she's invented. Lynwen is currently being mentored with the Golden Egg Academy.

Tibo Torelli

Tibo lives in Stirling and joined SCBWI in March 22. His passport is British, his accent is French, his name is Italian and his drama is Korean. He's been writing since the age of 10 and pursued a career of scriptwriter in London for 12 years before moving to Scotland. He writes picture books and chapter books, the perfect media for his stories, he is in awe of illustrators and how they can visually tell a story.

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Critique Groups & Events


Led by Sareen MacLay. 

Takes place at 8pm, the last Tuesday of every month, either online or at Ma Cameron's Pub:

·  30th January.  zoom

·  27th February zoom

·  26th March  Ma Cameron's

·  30th April   zoom

·  28th May   zoom

·  25th June   Ma Cameron's

·  30th July   zoom

·  27th August  zoom

·  24th September Ma Cameron's

·  29th October  zoom

·  26th November zoom

·  December - no meeting



Led by Barbara Henderson.

Takes place at the Eden Court Community Table (upstairs 2nd floor) on the following dates:

·  Weds 10th of January 11am-1pm

·  Weds 7th of February 11am-1pm

·  Weds 6th of March 11am-1pm

·  Weds 17th April 11am-1pm

·  Weds 8th May, 11am-1pm

·  Weds 5th June 11am-1pm



Led by Hannah Sanguinetti.

Takes place at 7.30pm online on the following dates:

·  January 22nd Mon

·  February 20th Tues

·  March 26th Wed

·  April 25th Thurs

·  May 20th Mon

·  June 25th Tues

·  July 24th Wed

·  August Meet up at the SCBWI Scotland social picnic in Edinburgh

·  September 26th Thurs

·  October 28th Mon

·  November 26th Tues

·  December - no meeting



Led by Helen Mackenzie.

Takes place online at 7pm on the following dates:

·  25th Jan

·  22nd Feb

·  28th March

·  25th April

·  23rd May

·  27th June



Led by Sharon Boyle.

Takes place online on the third Monday of each month at 10am:

·  15th January

·  19th February

·  18th March

·  15th April

·  20th May

·  17th June

·  15th July

·  19th August

·  16th September

·  21st October

·  18th November

·  December - no meeting

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