Orkney Library & Archive

Workshop schedule: August 2017 – November 2017 (5 months)

Writer: Alison Miller

Alison Miller, born and raised in Orkney, now lives there again. Her novel, Demo was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book Award. She has had poetry and prose published in anthologies and stories broadcast on BBC Radio Four. In 2016 she contributed to the anthology ‘Between Islands’, linking Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles.

Workshop schedule: August 2017 – November 2017 (5 months)

Theme(s) if applicable: Writing in Orcadian

Key objectives:

  • Engaging remote groups in creative writing
  • Encouraging and supporting people to write creatively in Orcadian, nurturing creative writing in Orcadian
  • Creating new connections/conversation between mainstream, English literature and literature created in minority language such as Orcadian
  • Finding and creating new audiences for writers from remote island communities

Closing event: Book Week Scotland

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Welcoming Ingun Christensen to Orkney #ManyVoices

We are getting ready to welcome Ingun Christensen to Orkney as part of our Many Voices project in partnership with Orkney Library & Archive. Ingun is a Faroese author, and will be travelling to Kirkwall to visit a writing group led by author Alison Miller.

November 23, 2017