Young Writers’ Café with Dan Willson

Young Writers' Café with Dan Willson

Date(s) - Thu 9th Nov, 2023
4:30pm - 6:30pm

WASPS Studios Inverness, Inverness, , IV2 3JP

Songwriter Dan Willson [Withered Hand] will lead the Young Writers’ Café for young people in Inverness and surrounding areas in October.

In this introduction to basic songwriting, Dan will draw on his experience of searching for and nurturing an authentic voice as a self-taught singer-songwriter. Together we will look at different forms of song, exploring the process of writing lyrics and arranging lyrics around basic song structures. For anyone curious about songwriting or for fledgling songwriters wanting to develop confidence in their creativity through song. No music theory required.

No need for experience, just bring along a playful mind and pen and paper! Drinks and snacks provided.

Please note, this workshop is free but but you do need to secure your place by booking below. By booking, you confirm that you are a young writer aged 14-24, and based in Scotland. For enquiries, contact


About the author

Edinburgh based cult-indie songwriter Withered Hand (Dan Willson) returned to the fray in 2023 with a long-awaited new album. How To Love was recorded with (Mogwai producer) Tony Doogan in Glasgow, and features guests King Creosote and Kathryn Williams (both of whom are long standing collaborators). Withered Hand broke out of Scotland’s Fence Collective music scene in 2009 releasing his acclaimed debut album Good News the same year. Willson toured Europe and North America before releasing a series of lo-fi EPs and his second album, New Gods(FortunaPop!/Slumberland Records), which was nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year 2014 (SAY Awards). His music has found favour and support from national and international radio, online and leading print publications.


This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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