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Tag: Highly Commended Creative Writing Entries

A Comic Poem Inspired by the Books and Borrowing Project

This week, we are delighted to introduce the last of our Highly Commended entries to the Books and Borrowing Creative Writing Competition: Cara Morsello’s poem ‘Chambers’ Library – A Dangerous Place’ © Cara Morsello. Please do not publish or reproduce this poem without the author’s permission. Cara Morsello Royal is a recovering lawyer. Since her […]

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A Short Poem Inspired by the Leighton Library’s Water Drinkers

This week, we are happy to present another work in our Highly Commended series, which features creative work inspired by the Books and Borrowing materials. Gillian Mellor’s poem, ‘Extracts from the Leighton Library’, was inspired by the Water Drinker’s Register from the Leighton Library in Dunblane. Our judging panel enjoyed Gillian’s poem, which evokes the […]

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More New Creative Work Inspired by Books and Borrowing Materials

This week, we are happy to present Moira McPartlin’s story ‘The Missionary’. Moira’s story uses names from our Borrowers’ Registers. Moira has been writing for over twenty-five years. Her debut novel The Incomers, published by Fledgling Press in 2012, was shortlisted for the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award. Over the next seven […]

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More Creative Work Inspired by the Books and Borrowing Project

This week, we’re happy to present the second of our Highly Commended Creative Writing Competition entries – i.e. works inspired by Books and Borrowing project materials. This week it is a short story, written by Virginia Crow. Virginia is an award-winning historical fiction author who grew up in Orkney, and now lives in rural Caithness. […]

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Introducing Exciting New Creative Work Inspired by Material From the Books and Borrowing Project

In this week’s blog, we are happy to introduce the first of a new series of posts, which will introduce our readers to some of the Highly Commended entries in our Creative Writing competition. We enjoyed reading the entries for this competition so much that we have decided to share more of them than originally […]

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