The whole MA Art and Social Practice teaching team spoke as part of a good practice showcase at a recent UHI symposium on synchronous technology. Anne Bevan (Orkney College UHI), Lindsay Blair (Moray College UHI) and Roxane Permar and myself from the CRC in Shetland presented 'A marriage made in heaven or hell? Virtual teaching and … Continue reading Teaching through synchronous technology
The New Shetlander, 'Scotland's oldest literary magazine', has a bit of everything: fiction, poetry, history, memoir, reviews, and (my personal favourite) Barbara Fraser's Da Wadder Eye column. The Yule 2017 issue has some treats, including an eerie story from Donald S. Murray, a twist in the Selkie tale by James Sinclair, and a Christine De … Continue reading The New Shetlander
ShetlandPeerieMakkers, research participants extraordinaire for us at the Centre for Rural Creativity, have been in the Shetland News, Yarnmarket News and Vogue Knitting recently. With a mixture of LEADER funding and private sponsorship, supplemented by crowdfunding, they're moving from the pilot stage of their project towards making free hand knitting tuition available to primary school-age … Continue reading ShetlandPeerieMakkers in the news
I'm still collecting articles for this until the end of November 2017 - if you have an idea, do get in touch! For full CFP see: ISJ-CFP-Island-Textiles-Clothing-13-2-2018-update Island Textiles and Clothing: A thematic section of Island Studies Journal, 13(2), November 2018 Island Studies Journal invites paper submissions on the theme of ‘Island Textiles and Clothing’. … Continue reading CFP Island Textiles + Clothing
A limerick is not exactly an adequate response to the recent, belated surge in public recognition of sexual assault, but Lagan Online asked for Small Words in response to news stories last month. In the few days since 'A Different Age' made the cut we've all heard several more examples of the phenomenon it describes.
As part of the Wordplay literary festival, Shetland Arts hosted a Creative Summit at Shetland College on 03/11/17, where 'national literature partners, industry partners and academics' (Shetland Arts) were invited to discuss brief 'provocations' from a range of speakers. Shetland writer Donald S. Murray talked about the challenges that writers who are both from and … Continue reading Wordplay Creative Summit
Chuffed to have a wee poem on pg 22 in this edition of the brilliant Northwords Now: http://northwordsnow.co.uk/userfiles/file/issues/issue33/NNow_33_web.pdf