‘Auld Enemies’ poetry event @ Mareel this month
Posted by Lisa Ward on July 1st, 2014
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 Donald Anderson on August 20th, 2010
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...
Posted by Donald Anderson on July 14th, 2010
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 Donald Anderson on February 16th, 2010
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 Bryan Peterson on January 19th, 2010
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...