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Writing the North at the Storytelling Centre


We’re delighted to be teaming up with the Scottish Poetry Library and the Scottish Storytelling Centre for the Edinburgh launch of the Writing the North book of poetry, Archipelagos.  Many of the poets who worked on the project’s Creative Partnerships to produce new work in response to older Orkney and Shetland writing will be there, and they will read and talk about their work.  You can find out more about this aspect of the Writing the North project, and how the partnerships worked, on this website:

We will also have music from Fair Isle musician Inge Thomson. We’re particularly thrilled that Inge will be able to perform with us. Her sister, the wonderful poet and musician Lise Sinclair, was a part of Writing the North from its earliest phase and performed at our original event, ‘Between Leith and Lerwick’.  Tragically, Lise died during the project, and this event, as well as the Archipelagos book,  is dedicated to her memory. …read more >>