Posts Tagged ‘literature’

Wordplay 2014 now on sale

Posted by on September 10th, 2014 No Comments
See the brand new Wordplay 2014 dedicated website here! Events at Wordplay 2014, running from 12-16 November, are now on sale. Wordplay is Shetland Arts’ annual book festival and has been running since 2001. Welcoming writers of local, national and international renown, the festival features a mix of readings, writing workshops, children’s events, and signings.… Read the rest...

Call for interest from Shetland craftmakers

Posted by on March 25th, 2014 No Comments
Call for interest from Shetland craftmakers Call for interest from Shetland craftmakers! Shetland Forwirds invites Shetland-based craftmakers to take part in the Year of Dialect 2014 through incorporating dialect into your work. Find out more & how to apply here:  … Read the rest...

Shetland Arts celebrates Book Week Scotland

Posted by on November 13th, 2013 No Comments
Shetland Arts celebrates Book Week Scotland Book Week Scotland will see a series of free events in Shetland, celebrating reading and writing from 25 Nov to 1 Dec. These will include two author speaking events organised by Shetland Arts, Denise Mina at St Ringans on Tuesday 26 Nov organised by Shetland Library, and a Book Swap and Reading Hour at Mareel… Read the rest...

Shetland Arts launches ‘Creative List’

Posted by on June 12th, 2012 No Comments
Shetland Arts launches 'Creative List' Shetland Arts is delighted to announce the launch of the Creative List: an online resource for creative Shetlanders to promote their work, build networks with each other, and provide a point of contact and information for those wishing to enquire about commissions, purchases, education and/or other opportunities. The List allows users to create profiles describing… Read the rest...

New BBC One crime drama, ‘Shetland’

Posted by on May 7th, 2012 No Comments
New BBC One crime drama, 'Shetland' Shetland Arts is pleased to note that acclaimed Scots actor Douglas Henshall has been cast as the lead role in Shetland, a new two-part drama set in the Isles for BBC One, adapted from the series of books by award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves. The powerful murder-mystery is set against the stunning backdrop of our… 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/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...