Tuesday, 1 November 2011

New Project!

For the next six months I'll be working with the Shetland Library as one of Creative Scotland's five new Readers-in-Residence, administered by Shetland Arts Development Agency.

Readers in Residence is part of Creative Scotland's Creative Futures programme: promoting, connecting and developing Scotland's creative practitioners.

I'll be collaborating with library staff on their book-groups, promotions and services, offering events and projects in community venues, care-homes and businesses, making full use of the website (shetland-library.gov.uk) and facebook page (go on...like us...) and, inevitably, tweeting
for the first time.

More details about the inaugural projects to follow, but they will certainly include the return of the much-loved Bards-in-the-Bog.

The other Readers-in-Residence are Zoe Strachan for East Ayrshire Libraries, Margot Henderson for Highland Council Library Service, Maureen Sangster for the Library Service at Carstairs State Hospital and Ian Stephen for Western Isles Libraries.

First day tomorrow...can't wait...

Notes For Editors

1. ‘Creative Futures’ is an ambitious programme of residencies and related activities designed to promote the professional development, vision, connectivity and ambitions of Scotland’s creative practitioners and organisations. It is the largest co-ordinated residency programme in Europe, and includes residencies that are single discipline, interdisciplinary, cross sectoral and international.


Nat Hall said...

Brilliant! Have a lot of fun! :-)

Jen Hadfield said...

Poetry reading group coming up, Nat – next Thursday from 6 – 7 on the Mezzanine. Will post about it directly!

Nat Hall said...

Oooh, very enticing! Although I do not promise for this Thursday, we, at Serpentine Writers, have shared an idea to join in at some stage :-) Have a great time if I cannot see you tomorow :-)