Supported Companies


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Supported Companies

Companies supported by Literature Development and Glasgow City Council

conFAB, working with words

Founded in January 2004, conFAB aims to support, develop and expand opportunities for writers of all mediums, encouraging the innovative growth of the arts of the written and spoken word across Scotland and internationally.

conFAB works in the form of an umbrella providing the support and structure of an organisation for writers who wish to pursue and develop their own initiatives and work.

As well as developing our own programme of activities and events we welcome and encourage writers to come forward with suggestions for projects that you would like to pursue. We can then discuss the needs of the project and how conFAB can support the realisation of your idea.

Visit the ConFAB, Working with Words website.

Playwrights' Studio, Scotland

The Playwrights' Studio, Scotland is a national organisation which directly engages the people of Scotland with new playwriting and raises the standard of plays for presentation to the public. It celebrates, promotes and develops Scotland's rich and growing culture of writing for live performance; improving and sustaining artistic quality, raising awareness, and increasing access to new playwriting.

The Playwrights' Studio's regular activity includes workshops for new writers, development programmes for established writers, a monthly e-bulletin, a plays library and much more. The staff of the Playwrights' Studio function act as ambassadors for Scottish playwriting both within the UK and abroad.

Visit the Playwrights' Studio Scotland website.

St Mungo’s Mirrorball

St Mungo’s Mirrorball was set up as a network to support poets and poetry lovers from Glasgow with two overarching aims:

  • To support the development of poetry and poets in Glasgow
  • To raise the profile of poetry in Glasgow and Glasgow poetry

They currently showcase and support poetry of the highest standard through a programme of free poetry events for all.  As a centre for artistic and cultural excellence, Mirrorball creates a focus for a greater interest and involvement in poetry among the citizens of the city and through time aims to increase the number of new and established poets living and working in the city

Visit the St Mungo's Mirrorball website

Scottish Writers' Centre

The Scottish Writers' Centre will be a focal point for Scottish writers and writing, the first dedicated literature venue of its kind in Scotland. Our aim is to provide a social arena where writers can meet and share ideas and experiences and a facility providing basic services for writers - dedicated performance and workshop space, writing pods, cafe, writer's flat and bookshop.

The centre aims to support and promote the work of Scottish writers and provide an international showcase space for Scottish literature. It will offer a regular programme of live events and workshops, along with activities such as schools programmes, community publishing workshops, literary consultancy and an annual writing fellowship.

Visit the Scottish Writers' Centre website


Gutter is a new, high quality, printed journal for fiction and poetry from writers born or living in Scotland. The editors believe there is a need for an energetic, ambitious magazine dedicated exclusively to the best in new Scottish creative writing.

Visit the Gutter website

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