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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 works – both poetry and prose. The evening will of course feature a reading by the writer in residence of his own poetry, including some of the work he has produced during his tenure at the Booth in Scalloway.

The residency has comprised a series of workshops which have covered not only the processes involved in creative writing, editing and publishing but has also featured workshops developing writers ability to perform their work effectively to an audience. Friday’s reading will feature some of the fruits of these workshops. Mr Hudson said “It has been a huge pleasure to be writer in residence in Shetland. The people have been fantastic, generous and welcoming. I want to share my work with them and will read some of the pieces that Shetland has inspired in me. It would also be great if as many folk as possible could get along to my reading to hear the talent that resides in their own communities. Shetland is a talented place, rich in tradition and innovation, it has blown me away (and I don’t mean the weather). It promises to be a fun and fascinating evening.”

Speaking about the reading, Literature Development Officer, Donald Anderson said, “ this is a great chance to hear some very good new work being read by local writers. John himself is an engaging performer and a fine poet, producing work which is serious and thought provoking, moving and humorous.”

Tickets for the event, which is free, are available from Shetland Box Office and can be ordered by telephone on 01595 745 555 and collected at the event.

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