Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

‘Auld Enemies’ poetry event @ Mareel this month

Posted by on July 1st, 2014 No Comments
On Monday 14 July at 7pm Shetland Arts will present Auld Enemies, a transnational collaborative poetry event, in Mareel’s Green Room. The event will see poets work in rolling pairs to produce original works for readings across the breadth of Scotland. Each event across Scotland features numerous pairs of writers from the region who present… 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...

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...

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… 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...

Adrian: Scotland Remembers Adrian Mitchell – Book launch

Posted by on November 3rd, 2009 No Comments
MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 10th November will see the launch of a poetry anthology published in memory of, and in tribute to, the late Adrian Mitchell aka the Shadow Poet Laureate, who died in December 2008. The event will take place in Shetland Library and will begin at 7.30pm. An invitation is extended to all who… Read the rest...

Writer John Hudson’s November Residency in Shetland

Posted by on October 22nd, 2009 No Comments
November 1st will see the arrival in Shetland, of award winning writer, editor and film-maker, John Hudson who will take up a month long Creative Writing Residency in the Booth in Scalloway. John Hudson has been working as a freelance writer since 1980; he is extra mural lecturer in English for the University of Glasgow… Read the rest...

Wordplay 2009 – Welcome to the book zone

Posted by on August 5th, 2009 No Comments
Plans for this year’s book festival are well under way, with a variety of writers and artists set to visit Shetland for Wordplay 2009, Shetland Arts’ 8th annual book festival which will be held in Islesburgh Community Centre on the 5th and 6th of September. One writer who will need very little introduction is Louis… Read the rest...

Jen Hadfield on film

Posted by on July 24th, 2009 No Comments
Jen Hadfield won the 2008 T.S. Eliot Prize with her second collection, NIGH-NO-PLACE. In this short video she reads four poems from the book, beginning with the title-poem ‘Nigh-No-Place’, followed by ‘In the same way’, ‘Daed-traa’, and then ‘Paternoster’, the Lord’s Prayer uttered by a draught-horse. The film shows excerpts from her Wordsworth Trust reading… Read the rest...