Wed 21 Sep 2022, 7.00pm - 8.30pm

In this very special event, we will be announcing the results of the Shetland Library Young Writer 2022 Awards, and hearing work from the winners in each of the four categories.  

Alongside them, the evening will also feature poetry and memoir from two excellent Shetland writers, Peter Ratter and Mona McAlpine. 

This event opened Wordplay 2021 and was a great success – full of joy at coming together after a difficult 18 months. Hosted by Wordplay’s Curator Malachy Tallack, Chloe Tallack and Karlin Anderson, and presented in partnership once again with Shetland Library - we look forward to recreating that atmosphere and celebrating the wealth of writing talent Shetland has to offer. 

Peter Ratter 

Peter Ratter is a poet, and a former winner of the Young Writer Awards. He has been shortlisted for the prestigious Edwin Morgan Award, and his work has appeared in The Dark Horse and The Scotsman 

Mona McAlpine 

Mona McAlpine was a young nurse in the mid-1960s, when she worked as the only healthcare professional in Fair Isle for a year. Her new book, A Fair Isle Nurse, tells the story of that time.  

 Prizes supported by EIS (Educational Institute of Scotland) and Shetland ForWirds.