Explore Literary Edinburgh and the Writer In You


June 22-27, 2018


Travel to Edinburgh, Scotland, this June to coax your own stories, your own memories, onto the page. This workshop will involve class sessions, independent writing time, workshops with  Scottish writers, literary excursions  and opportunities to immerse yourself in local culture. 


You can explore this medieval city, steeped in history and wander down the Royal Mile from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace, inspiring your own memories in the form of poetry or nonfiction prose.The workshop includes daily classes, literary excursions in historic Edinburgh, readings from local storytellers and a day trip to Abbotsford on the banks of the River Tweed, the village and Manor where Sir. Walter Scott lived. 


While the workshop is focused on memoir writing ,we are open to people who weave in memories through other genres. 


We will be based in the historic Salisbury Green Hotel on the University of Edinburgh campus bordering wilderness trails which wind through Holyrood Park. 


Activity Level 

Light to moderate.  Edinburgh is a walking city with hilly, clobblestone streets in the Old Town.  Buses and taxis are readily available near the Salisbury Green Hotel for transport to most sites. Our scheduled literary walk (optional) in Old Town will involve about 90 minutes of walking. Nearby  Holyrood Park, site of Arthur’s seat, offers many jogging and hiking opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. 


"A hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design" Robert Louis Stevenson describing Arthur's Seat




Edinburgh seems to be a place that influenced writers and continues to nurture writers,” Ian Rankin


To ensure a reservation, please send a $500 deposit. Deposits are due by Feb. 1, 2018. 

We also have limited room for traveling companions. Consider bringing a family member you wish to interview and write vignettes about.



Includes workshop sessions, lectures from Scottish  writers, all breakfasts and  dinners, excursions fees including train trip to Abbotsford. Shared double room $1950.  Ensuite single room $2,350.



Email: meberle@vignettesverses.com

Phone: 503-281-6499



To ensure a reservation, please send a $500 deposit. Deposits are due by Feb. 15, 2017.  


Register by Monday, January 8  for early bird special ($100 discount)


Balance due by March 30, 2017.


Please mail checks to Meg Eberle / 1811 NE 62nd / Portland OR 97213


or pay by paypal


Cancellation Policy

$500 deposit is non-refundable after March 1.  The  balance of registration is non-refundable unless a person on the waiting list can fill your spot.