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Pop over the Edwin Morgan Trust centenary celebrations to view a wonderful video interview with Morgan by Donny O’Rourke. And there is lots more to explore on the website.
The Scottish BAME Writers Network has organised a free, 3-hour online creative writing Masterclass with Dean Atta, focussing on Young Adult Literature. This is a workshop for writers of colour who are currently based in Scotland (or for people who, pre-COVID, would have normally been resident in Scotland). It takes place on Saturday, 8 August, starting 10am.
The 2020 National Centre for Writing Emerging Translator Mentorship Scheme is open for applications. Languages include Danish, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Polish, Norwegian, Russian and Swiss French. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 1 September.
Experimental! is a free, online writers’ retreat, running from Monday, 31 August to Sunday, 6 September. Expect a residential retreat – but from your own home. Convened by Spread the Word and curated by poet and essayist Jamie Hale, the retreat is for 12 UK based D/deaf and / or disabled writers who write poetry, fiction and / or creative non-fiction. Experimental! aims to encourage people to experiment and broaden their writing practice, get insight into the industry and become part of a writing community.
The Islay Book Festival programme is online, running from Wednesday, 27 to Sunday, 30 August with loads of good things.
Stuart Paterson has self-published Thegither, which consists of 16 of Paterson’s poems in Scots centring on this time, with accompanying monographs from Peak District photographer Adrian Lambert. Contact Stuart for one of these limited edition books: £12.50 (UK) & £17.50 (overseas) inc p&p: email@example.com.