What have we been up to?

Kirsten and I have had a busy couple weeks preparing for Shetland Create on 2 April. In addition to keeping up with our creative writing coursework, we’ve accomplished the following:

  • Tickets went live. You can purchase tickets for our teen writing workshop here and the lit night and ceilidh here.
  • We launched our CrowdFunder campaign. To encourage students to attend the literary night and ceilidh, we’re selling tickets at below cost — which means we need financial support to make the night a reality! Support us via our CrowdFunder or visit the Donate page of our blog for other ways to donate.
  • Kirsten was featured on BBC Shetland. Kirsten spoke a bit about the project on BBC Shetland’s The Book Programme — go to 45:00 in the recording to hear more about how Shetland inspires her and what the project is all about.
  • Angie created posters and flyers. I’m a bit proud of them, as I certainly don’t consider myself a designer of any sorts, my speciality being the written word! This week, we’re getting these put up around Anderson High School and the island.
  • Our Twitter reached 500 followers. Whoo hoo!
  • We featured more Shetland creatives on our blog. Check out our most recent feature on Shetland writer and musician, Chris Cope.

Shetland Create is a teen writing workshop and literary event filled with stories, music, food and ceilidh dance hosted in Lerwick, Scotland at Shetland’s Mareel Auditorium on 2 April, 2016 by University of Glasgow students Kirsten Boswell and Angie Spoto. Follow us on Twitter @ShetlandCreate. Book Now.

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