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


Following the recent closure of the Belmont Cinema, Aberdeen, our home since 2014, we are currently exploring new venue options. Meantime, meetings will be conducted on Zoom between 11am and 1pm on the dates shown below, with occasional face to face meetings, as indicated.

The usual format for meetings is to have a script featuring work from three of our writers, usually a mix of poetry and prose. This is sent out in advance to members. During the meeting each writer reads their work and receives feedback from members present. We have a meeting chairperson who directs proceedings, inviting members who wish to comment in turn. We ask members to volunteer for the role of meeting chairperson so that we can set up a rota in advance. Brief introductions are made at the start of meetings as required eg if we have new members attending or existing members who have been absent for a while. Approximately half-way through the meeting we have a break, using chat rooms on Zoom, or a traditional coffee break for in-person meetings, to allow time for informal chat. Opportunities for informal chat also exist before and after the formal part of the meeting and, in normal times, socialising may continue on an ad hoc basis.

We are 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.

2022 -2023 Meetings

Dec 2022JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNovDec
3, 1714, 2811, 2511, 258, 2213, 203, 171, 15, 2912, 269, 237, 214, 182, 16
22 April meeting is face to face only – at The Arts Centre, Aberdeen, starting 12 noon– see News page for further details

6 May meeting has been moved to 13 May because of the CoronationZoom meeting 11am to 1pm as usual


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

Non-members may attend their first meeting, either in person or on Zoom, for free.

New Members

Anyone interested in joining Lemon Tree Writers is welcome to come along to one of our face-to-face meetings or to join us online.

Please use our Contact page or email