Wordplay is Shetland Arts' annual literary festival.

Note: The ongoing coronavirus pandemic means all events are subject to change or cancellation.

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15-19 Sep 2021

The festival welcomes writers and authors of local, national and international renown and is a week-long celebration of books and literature. It features a mix of readings, writing workshops, children’s theatre events and book signings. It also offers a unique opportunity for readers and writers to meet their favourite authors, hear them read their work and ask questions.

The 2021 festival is curated by author Malachy Tallack and features an exciting list of guest authors of local, national and international renown for readings, workshops and school sessions, as well an opportunity for local authors to showcase their work in a celebration of Shetland writing. The festivals will run in accordance with Covid guidelines in place during September.