SHETLAND Arts’ Screenplay and Wordplay festivals are due to return this year in a condensed format.
Both events were postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kathy Hubbard will come out of retirement to once again take the Screenplay helm alongside curators Mark Kermode and Professor Linda Ruth Williams.
It will take place from 1 to 5 September.
Hubbard said: “The challenge we have is to deliver the ‘essential’ elements of Screenplay within whatever constraints Covid-19 places on us – and I’m really looking forward to helping to make that happen.”
Writing festival Wordplay will be curated by Malachy Tallack in what will be its 20th year.
Organiser Shetland Arts said it will feature an “exciting list of guest authors of local, national and international renown for readings, workshops and school sessions, as well an opportunity for local authors to showcase their work in a celebration of Shetland writing”.
It will be held between 15 and 19 September.
Shetland Arts programme manager Floortje Matthew said: “I’m hugely excited to be working with Malachy on the return of Wordplay, curating a festival which we hope will bring folk together in whatever way possible for a whole range of exciting events.”
Shetland Arts said both events would run in accordance with Covid guidelines in place during September.
Become a supporter of Shetland News
Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.
Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers – national and local – struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.
Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has over 440 supporters who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.
Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: –
- Bring you the headlines as they happen;
- Stay editorially independent;
- Give a voice to the community;
- Grow site traffic further;
- Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.
If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.
Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.