Author Archive

Shetland Inspired Book Short Listed for Major Prize

Posted by on October 6th, 2010 No Comments
“Stormy Weather”, a book for children written and illustrated by celebrated author, Debi Gliori, has been short-listed for the Royal Mail Prize for children’s literature. The book, for children under seven years old, was inspired by a creative writing residency undertaken by Debi Gliori in September 2007, run by Shetland Arts in partnership with SIC… Read the rest...

Wordplay 2010 Evaluation

Posted by on October 4th, 2010 No Comments
Wordplay 2010 online evaluation is now available via the following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/wordplay2010evaluation. The questionnaire should take about 5 minutes to complete. If you attended any of the events at the festival this year, we would welcome your thoughts and opinions.… Read the rest...

Wordplay update: Sharon Tregenza

Posted by on September 1st, 2010 No Comments
Due to a recent family bereavement, Sharon Tregenza is unable to take part in Wordplay 2010. If you have tickets for either of Sharon’s events please contact the Shetland Box Office – 01595 745 555 – for a full refund. Alternatively you can have your ticket(s) replaced with tickets of the same value for another… Read the rest...

Wordplay 2010: Shetland’s 9th Annual Book Festival Full Line Up Announced

Posted by on August 25th, 2010 No Comments
Wordplay 2010 will bring a packed programme of delights to Islesburgh Community Centre in Lerwick on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September. Shetland Arts are delighted to confirm a line up of guests that includes, TV wildlife star, Simon King, leading film critic, Mark Kermode, award winning, best selling novelist, James Robertson and leading playwright,… Read the rest...

Shetland Writers at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Posted by on August 20th, 2010 No Comments
This year’s Edinburgh Book festival will be graced by not one, but two of Shetland’s resident writers, in the forms of TS Eliot prize-winning poet, Jen Hadfield and, Donald S Murray, author of “The Guga Hunters” (Birlinn 2008). Both will appear at different events on Monday 30th August at the Scottish Power Studio Theatre. Jen… Read the rest...

Wordplay/Screenplay 2010

Posted by on July 14th, 2010 No Comments
Wordplay 2010, Shetland’s 9th annual Book Festival will be held on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of September at Islesburgh Community Centre. The festival will contain a wide variety of events for people of all ages. Guests will include best selling writer and award winning broadcaster, Simon King, Costa Prize winning poet Christopher Reid and… Read the rest...

Scottish Book Trust Young Writers Awards

Posted by on April 1st, 2010 No Comments
Do you know anyone aged 14-17 who loves to write? Dreams of being published? Would like to work with a professional writer? The Scottish Book Trust has just launched their new project the Young Writers Awards. We’re looking for 3 teenagers to be mentored by teen author Cathy Forde. They will meet with Cathy several… Read the rest...

“Small Expectations” by Donald S Murray: Multi-Venue Book Launch

Posted by on February 16th, 2010 No Comments
Friday 26th February will see the launch of “Small Expectations” the latest book by Donald S Murray, published by Two Ravens Press. This unique event will be held simultaneously in Lerwick (at Shetland College), Inverness (UHI MIllenium Institute), Stornoway (Lewis Castle College), Kirkwall (Northern College), and Skye (Sabhal Mor Ostaig) via the video network of… Read the rest...

Writer in Residence for March

Posted by on February 16th, 2010 No Comments
Acclaimed writer, Choman Hardi will be returning to Shetland in March 2010, to take up a month long Creative Writing Residency. Choman Hardi is a poet, translator and painter, born in Iraqi Kurdistan. She arrived in the UK in 1993, having twice had to flee to Iran with her family, in 1975 and in 1988… Read the rest...

An Evening of Poems and Stories with John Hudson

Posted by on November 24th, 2009 No Comments
Shetland Arts Writer in Residence, John Hudson will make the final appearance of his residency in Room 5 of Islesburgh House at 7.30pm on Friday 27th November. Mr Hudson will be joined by a coterie of the local writers who have been involved in the string of workshops, who will give readings of their own… Read the rest...