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...