Shetland celebrates Book Week Scotland
21 November 2012
Next week is Book Week Scotland. Delivered by The Scottish
Book Trust with partner organisations all over Scotland, Book Week
Scotland will feature hundreds of events featuring writers and
readers across the country. As well as a pop up festival in the
Mitchell Library in Glasgow on Saturday 1st December,
there will be a live poetry slam broadcast to secondary schools all
over the country at 11am on Thursday
My Favourite Place, a book about Scotland's
best-loved places by a variety of people, some famous, some not,
including Michael Palin, Alexander McCall Smith and Liz Lochhead
will be available, free, from Libraries and bookshops. The book
will be available from Shetland Library and in Mareel.
Other events in Shetland will include a
project run by Shetland Arts, with multi-award winning poet and
former Reader in Residence, Jen Hadfield, which will see bairns
from Happy Hansel and Dunrossness Primary Schools reading to
service users in Wastview and Overton Lea care centres.
On Friday 30th November, Mareel
Café Bar will be the venue for a bookswap between 10am and 5pm. The
upper café bar will be designated as the quiet area for the Reading
Hour between 11am and 12pm, where people are welcome to come in sit
down and relax with a good book and read for an hour and join in
with thousands of people across the nation, on trains, in
libraries, shops, work places who will all be reading
Shetland Arts' Literature Development
Officer, Donald Anderson said: "The benefits of reading are now
known to go far beyond simple entertainment or the attainment of
knowledge and learning. There is now evidence to show that reading
can have a significant impact on people's mental well
Shetland Arts' Marketing Officer, Lisa Ward said: "We'd like
to encourage everyone to get involved in these events if they can.
In particular, we're welcoming everyone to bring a book or two to
Mareel Café Bar and swap it with another book you fancy. Let's all
celebrate Book Week Scotland together!"
Scotland’s Islands - the events, exhibitions and activities happening all year round.
We list every event we hear of, large and small, taking place on
the islands of Scotland or taking place elsewhere and relating to
Scotland's Islands. They provide a unique opportunity to savour the
diversity and excitement of island life. Check our our facebook
page for general updates too - http://www.facebook.com/ScotlandsIslands.
There has never been a better time for you to visit Scotland's
Islands, to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and unspoilt beaches, to
get close to dramatic wild-life, learn about our heritage,
participate in a great range of activities, and enjoy our music,
food and drink.
All this on some of our 99 inhabited islands large and small (and
many more uninhabited) accessible by sea and air in six regions:
Argyll & Bute, Highland, North Ayrshire, Orkney, Outer Hebrides
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