Creative Writing

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Our Brand New Creative Writing Workshop Series - Wednesday nights 7.30pm-8.30pm online via Zoom.

When does the Workshop Series run?

Our Creative Writing Series is running on Wednesday nights 7.30pm-8.30pm between the 24th February and 31st March.

How much does it cost?

The workshop block costs £40. This is for six weeks of creative writing workshops. 

How is the workshop running with covid restrictions?

The workshops are all online via Zoom. If you need a hand setting up a Zoom account or working Zoom, let us know and we can guide you through.

Our Programme

Our Creative Writing Series will cover:

  • Finding Headspace to Begin Creative Writing

  • Building Characters & Plot

  • What's a writers process? 

  • Writing Styles & Techniques

  • Writing Based on True Events

  • Giving & Getting Feedback

There will also be the opportunity during the six weeks to get feedback on any writing - just email for more information.

Photo: Matthew Swan

Photo: Matthew Swan

Our Staff


Matthew Swan

Creative Director

Matthew is the Creative Director of At the Root Theatre. He graduated from Queen Margaret University in 2018 with a first class honours degree in Drama and Performance. He is now a freelance theatre workshop facilitator and creative producer. Matthew has led writing workshops with At the Root, Star Harmonies and West Lothian Libraries. He is looking forward to starting a dedicated writing group with At the Root.


Rachel Flynn

Guest Workshop Leader

Rachel is an actor, writer and producer from Edinburgh. She is a co-founder of Interabang Productions. She is currently studying MLitt in Playwriting and Screenwriting. Her debut play Being Liza received five-star acclaim at Just Festival at the Edinburgh Fringe and went onto tour.

Rachel previously worked with At the Root on the Winter Series 2020/21 where she wrote Bubbly. We're looking forward to welcoming Rachel to Week 3 of our Creative Writing Series.

Interested in joining?

At the Root Theatre

T: 07427674594

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