Jenni Fagan is an award-winning author of three fiction novels, five poetry collections, screenplays and a libretti. Published in eight languages she was selected as a Granta Best of Young British Novelists (2013), Scottish Author of the Year (2016), and has been on lists including BBC Short Story Prize, The Times National Short Story Award, Impac Dublin, James Tait Black & Encore.

Her writing residencies included a year engraving poetry onto bones at Summerhall during her Gavin Wallace Fellowship, also a prior Robert Louis Stevenson fellow. Jenni graduated with a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh, she is currently Poetry Lecturer at Strathclyde University.

Join us on the 23rd of November at 20:00 GMT to listen to Jenni and ask your questions!


Each month, EYT Artistic Director and renowned Scottish actor, Shauna Macdonald, hosts a conversation on zoom with a different distinguished guest from the arts industry, who will tell you all they know about their craft. You are part of the conversation and are invited to ask questions throughout.

The aim of these sessions is to inspire as many people as possible and to give real insight into the theatre, film and television industry. Edinburgh Youth Theatre has reached out to these professionals to take part in our fundraising event series, and boy have they stepped up!

Tickets price is a suggested donation of £15, raising much needed funds for the youth theatre.

Future Masterclasses

Writer Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting, Wedding Belles, Filth, Headstate)

Writers and creators of ‘Burnistoun’ Robert Florence and Iain Connell

Director Philip John (Downton Abbey, Outlander, Moondogs, Wedding Belles)

Writer Stef Smith (Enough, Nora: A Doll’s House, Swallow)

Actor, writer and producer Moyo Akandé (175, Guilt, The Cry)

Lighting crew chief and technical manager Anna MacInnes (Olympics Ceremony, Wicked, Elton John)

Director John McPhail (Where Do We Go From Here)

These online events are made accessible by two British Sign Language interpreters.

Past guests: actor Jack Lowden, actor Kate Dickie, casting director Simone Per