Shetland Create’s literary magazine is available both online and in print. If you’re interested in purchasing a print version of the magazine, £5 + shipping follow the links here.
On 17 April, Shetland Create published the first issue of its literary magazine. Issue #1 explores the many meanings of ‘home’ and features poems, essays, and stories by writers from around the world.
‘Home’ is a tricky word. Its meanings are various and nuanced. Home can be the place you were born, where you live now, or where those you love reside. Home is a slippery thing, and we’d like to dive deep into the depth of its meaning.
Shetland Launch Party & Reading Night
On 9 July, in the lovely Peerie Shop Cafe — a cosy coffee shop a stone’s throw from the Lerwick Harbour — we celebrated the print run of our literary magazine, Shetland Create. Read all about it here.
Glasgow Reading Night
On 12 October, Shetland Create hosted a reading party at the University of Glasgow’s Gilchrist Postgraduate Cafe. Alumni, current creative writing students, and contributors to the Shetland Create magazine read their poems and stories before an audience of nearly 40 people. Read all about it here.
We’re Kirsten and Angie, and we’re postgraduate students studying creative writing at the University of Glasgow. We want to inspire creativity while celebrating the diversity of literary voices within the Shetland community and beyond.
Angie Spoto is an American fiction writer. She holds a Bachelors degree in Creative Writing from Lake Forest College and is currently studying Creative Writing at the graduate level at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. She has lived in Austria, the Netherlands, and now lives in the UK. She’s the founder of the non-profit Uncovered Artistry Boutique, an online shop that sells the art and handmade jewellery of domestic and sexual abuse survivors.
Kirsten Boswell is from the ‘peerie’ group of islands called the Shetlands. She has an MA (Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing and is currently studying for a Creative Writing MLitt. She loves to read and write fantasy and sci-fi. Her favourite books include: The Martian, The Hobbit and His Dark Materials.
Shetland Create celebrates creativity in Shetland through its literary magazine and literary readings. Issue #1 of the magazine is available for free online at http://www.shetlandcreate.com. Hosted by University of Glasgow students Kirsten Boswell and Angie Spoto. Follow us on Twitter @ShetlandCreate.