Shetland’s annual book festival has been running since 2001. Welcoming writers of local, national and international renown, Wordplay features a mix of readings, writing workshops, children’s theatre events and book signings offering a unique opportunity for readers and writers to meet with their favourite authors, hear them read their work and answer questions. Since 2007, Wordplay has run alongside Shetland Arts’ film festival, Screenplay.
2012 saw the move of Wordplay and Screenplay to Mareel, Shetland Arts’ music and cinema venue. Wordplay events are based in Mareel’s Auditorium.
For an idea of events you can expect to see at Wordplay 2014, here’s the programme for Wordplay 2013: