Weel duin tae Lesley Benzie, Sheena Blackhall, Sheila Templeton for Norlan Lichts wha hae bin nominatit in Scots Book o the Year sponsored by Scottish Book Trust in the Scots Language Awards. Vote now!
The Scots Language Awards are in the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee on 24th September at 7pm. Tickets for the ceremony are available to buy here: https://dundeeboxoffice.co.uk. If you cannae make it you can hae a swatch o it online. You can a buy an online ticket here for that.
We askit Ian Spring o Lesley Benzie, Sheena Blackhall, Sheila Templeton for Norlan Lichts thae speirins.
Tell us aboot yersel or yer ootfit.
Rymour Books publishes Scottish-themed books and was country finalist for Small Press of the Year in 2021. Several of their titles in Scots have received grants from The Doric Board and The Scottish Book Trust. Norlan Lichts is a collection of 90 contemporary poems in Doric Scots from three of the finest current practitioners.
Whit wis it got ye involvit wi the Scots leid?
All three poets, Lesley Benzie, Sheena Blackhall and Sheila Templeton, come from Aberdeenshire and continue to write in their native Aberdeenshire Scots.
Ony particlar career heighlichts
All three contributors have been nominated for, and won, prizes too numerous to be detailed here. Sheena Blackhall has been Makar of the Doric Board and Aberdeen and the North-east, Sheila Templeton Makar of the Federation of Writers (Scotland). Lesley Benzie is currently shortlisted for Scots Writer o the Year.
Wha’s yer plans fir the days aheid?
Rymour Books continue to publish work in both Doric and Glasgwegian Scots. They have recently released the collected poems of Crombie Saunders and the release is planned for next year of the collected poems of William Neill, the tri-lingual Scottish poet born one hundred years ago.
Read more about Lesley Benzie, Sheena Blackhall, Sheila Templeton for Norlan Lichts
The Scots Language Awards are in the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee on 24th September at 7pm. Tickets are available to buy here: https://dundeeboxoffice.co.uk Performing on Saturday 24th September include Bruce Fummey, Hamish Macdonald, Beth Malcome and Robyn Stapleton.
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