Created in the tradition of the 19th-century literary salons of Paris, New York, Prague, and Edinburgh, the Highland Literary Salon brings people together to discuss books, ideas, writing, and all things literary.

Our events feature authors, publishers, agents, and others in the publishing realm who come along to discuss their work and answer your questions.

Glen Mhor Hotel - Inverness

Where are salons held?

Salons are usually held on the third Tuesday of every month at the Glen Mhor hotel in Inverness - the map on the upcoming salons page shows where.

The next salon event is listed below along with date, time and any workshop information.

Everyone is welcome!

If you've never been to one of our salons but would like to attend, please just come along - there is absolutely NO need to book or ask permission - we'll be delighted to welcome you!

The only things which need to be booked ahead of time are our fantastic workshops. As the Highland Literary Salon is now a membership organisation, in order to benefit from the great deal which our workshops represent, you have to join to attend, but this can be done easily online. Just have a look at the details of the salon in which your desired workshop is being held, and you'll be able to book from there.

Please note, that if you do not book a workshop in advance and just turn up on the night, you may not be allowed to participate (as there are limits on attendance) but if you are allowed to participate, you will be charged £15 regardless of your membership status.

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Next salon event:

Alan Bissett Laura Marney
Date: 28 October 2014

Time: Birthday party starts at 7pm

Salon Guests: Alan Bissett, Laura Marney

Venue: Glen Mhor Hotel, Inverness

Details: The Highland Literary Salon is five years old! Happy Birthday to us!

To help us to celebrate, we've organised a magical evening with Alan Bissett and Laura Marney on "Finding your voice".

Alan tutored at our very first retreat back in 2011 and was very well received. Apart from his literary success with books such as Boyracer and Death of a Ladies' Man, Alan is also a talented performer;his solo acts such as the Moira Monologues are widely known and loved.

Laura is from Glasgow and her comic tales are dotted with the colourful language of the city. Although her books are not all set in the city, they are filled with the spirit of the place.

This event must be booked in advance. If you turn up on the night without having booked first, you will be charged £12 regardless of membership status. Members can book online by clicking the "Book Event"button to the left.

The cost for the evening is £8 per place for members and £12 per place for non-members. If you are NOT a member and wish to book for this event, please contact us using the form here.

Each person attending will be entitled to a drink and a piece of our birthday cake!

The evening will start at 7pm (30 minutes earlier than usual) to give us plenty of time.