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:

Eva Salzman
Date: 9 September 2014

Time: 7:30pm

Salon Guest: Eva Salzman

Venue: Glen Mhor Hotel, Inverness

Details: Eva Salzman was born in 1960 in New York City and grew up in Brooklyn, where – from the age of 10 until 22 – she was a dancer and later a choreographer.  She moved to Britain in 1985 and now lives in London. Her eclectic background has led to work in cross-arts projects with artists, dancers and singers. Her teaching work – for children, teenagers and adults – has included projects in London’s East End and a residency at Springhill Prison as well as continuing work for the Poetry Society’s Poet in the City and Poetryclass projects and co-devising a Start Writing Poetry course for the Open University. She is co-editor with Amy Wack of the forthcoming anthology Women's Work: Modern Women Poets Writing in English.

Salzman's first collection of poetry, The English Earthquake, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and her second volume, Bargain With The Watchman, won a Special Commendation.