Wordplay Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomScotland
Type of Festival Literary
Location of Festival Shetland, Scotland, UK
Festival Contact Information

Shetland Arts Development Agency
Toll Clock Centre
26 North Road
Lerwick, Shetland
Tel: +44 (0)1595 743843
Email: info@shetlandarts.org

Festival Description

Shetland Arts promotes the performing arts throughout Shetland to encourage the development of the community’s exposure to the arts and to encourage its residents through the development of their creativity. The literary festival features national writers, poets at the annual book festival.

Festival Dates August 31 - September 7, 2013
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Festival Events:

Programming 2012:
  • The festival events include writing workshops, author events, book launches and children’s events. Some of the featured authors include:
    • Val McDermid
    • Sally Magnusson
    • Ron Pretty
    • Jim Mainland
    • Angus Reid
    • John Burnside
    • Rodge Glass
    • Luke Jennings
    • Christine De Luca
    • Karin Altenberg
    • Robin Robertson


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