Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

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…

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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…

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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…

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Lise Sinclair’s Empty Ocean on Radio 3 – 23/1/10

Posted by on January 19th, 2010 No Comments

On Saturday 23rd January at 21:30 Radio 3 are to re-broadcast Jessica Isaac’s programme made in Fair Isle in May 2009 inspired by the song “Empty Ocean” by Fair Isle singer Lise Sinclair which she recorded with composer Damian Montagu from London. The song is based on a poem by Shetland’s Paulo Dante, “The Halibut…

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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…

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