Lemon Tree Writers are an enthusiastic group of poets, storywriters, novelists and playwrights mainly based in Aberdeen and surrounding areas; though their origins are from far and wide. They meet fortnightly to discuss their writing and share their work. New members, be they beginners or published, are made very welcome.

Lemon Tree Writers past and present – read more about us here


Meetings normally take place at the Belmont Filmhouse, 49 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JS on alternate Saturdays from 11am to 1pm – see dates below.

We have been operating online meetings since March 2020. From 12 February 2022 we will be operating hybrid in-person/ online Zoom meetings same times, same dates, same format.

Places at in-person Belmont meetings should be booked in advance as places are restricted to ensure Covid safety. Contact info.lemontreewriters@gmail.com

Every effort will be made to include new members at Belmont meetings. New members are welcome to join the Zoom part of hybrid meetings at any time – contact info.lemontreewriters@gmail.com

2022 Meeting Dates

15, 2912, 2612, 269, 237, 214, 182, 16, 3013, 2710, 248, 225, 193, 17
Special event 18 June – see Events page


To become a full member, the annual subscription is £20 (£10 concession), payable September/October each year. At face-to-face meetings at the Belmont, there is an additional day rate of £1.50 to cover the cost of the room hire.

Non-members may attend their first Belmont meeting for free and then, on each subsequent visit, pay the £1.50 day rate + a £2 levy.

NB The day rate only applies to in-person Belmont meetings.

New Members

In normal times, anyone interested in joining Lemon Tree Writers is welcome to come along to one of our meetings at the Belmont. You will find us a friendly, diverse group, young and not so young, all with a passion for writing. In discussion of our writing, critique is offered in a friendly and constructive way; our aim is always to support each other.

Until face-to-face meetings resume fully, please use our Contact page or email