Black Isle Words 2008
Northern Links, Mythical Links
Black Isle Words boasted a talented and eclectic bunch of visiting writers at the2008 festival. Among them were: international travellers, award winning authors, translators of Norwegian and Anglo-Saxon and Scottish poets.
There were also sessions from one of Scotland's foremost literary agents, and two successful northern publishers who gave practical advice on getting into print.
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Helen Dunmore (The Times)
The Shetland Times
'A zestful poet of the road, a beat poet of the upper latitudes, Jen Hadfield conjures poems and prose-poems of great spirit and imaginative daring from the northern landscapes. Lively, youthful and full of the joy of language, Almanacs is the most refreshing debut for ages.'
Ian is famous in this part of the world for his evocative storytelling, which draws you in to the full drama and emotion of the unfolding tale.
He's also well known for the tireless commitment and energy that he puts in to the monthy Munlochy storytellers evening - occasions enjoyed by all those who take part. Find out more about Ian's tales on the Scottish Storytellers Centre website
To find out more about about Jim take a look at his website
To view the publications from Sandstone take a look at their website
Jenny Brown Associates
To find out more about this Literary Agents work take a look at her website