2021 Highland Book Prize Longlist Series

We are delighted to announce the 2021 Highland Book Prize Longlist Series is now open for booking.


The Highland Book Prize, established in 2017, celebrates the finest published work that recognises the rich talent, landscape and cultural diversity of the Highlands.

The 2022 event programme will be taking place online throughout February.

Featuring Poetry Mornings, workshops, and ‘in conversation’ talks, as well as a special partnership event with the Pitlochry Winter Words Festival, you can enjoy delving into each of the titles longlisted for the 2021 Highland Book Prize.


All events are free, with the option to give a donation of £4.00, £8.00, or £12.00 on a ‘pay as you can’ basis.*  Booking is required. Click the individual event image or link to find out more.

*With the exception of Workshops, which have a limited number of free places, with the remaining places available for a donation of £5.00, £10.00, or £15.00.


IN CONVERSATION

 

Friday 4th February 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Jay Parini in conversation with Roxani Krystalli

Join us online for the first of our ‘in conversation’ events. American author Jay Parini will be talking to Roxani Krystalli about his book Borges and Me, longlisted for the 2021 Highland Book Prize. Click here for more information or to book.

 

Friday 11th February 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Donald S Murray in conversation with Cathy MacDonald

Join us online for the second in our ‘in conversation’ series. Author Donald S. Murray will be talking to Cathy MacDonald about his book In a Veil of Mist, longlisted for the 2021 Highland Book Prize. Click here for more information or to book.

 

Sunday 20th February 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Andrew Painting and Merryn Glover: Inspired by Landscape

In this special partnership event with the 2022 Winter Words Festival, Andrew Painting, author of Regeneration: The Rescue of a Wild Land, and Merryn Glover, author of Of Stone and Sky, will discuss the landscape and its influence on their writing. Click here to visit the Winter Words Festival website.

 

Friday 25th February 6.00pm – 7.00pm

David Alston in conversation with Juanita Cox

Join us online for our fourth and final ‘in conversation’ event of our Longlist Series, celebrating each of the longlisted titles for the 2021 Highland Book Prize. Historian and independent researcher David Alston will discussing his book, Slaves and Highlanders, with Dr Juanita Cox.  Click here for more information or to book. 

 

 


POETRY MORNINGS

 

Wednesday 2nd February 11.00am – 11.45am

Poetry Morning with Sandaidh NicDhòmhnaill Jones

Listen to Sandaidh NicDhòmhnaill Jones introduce and read from her collection An Seachdamh Tonn, longlisted for the 2021 Highland Book Prize, in the first of our online Poetry Mornings. Click here for more information or to book.

 

Wednesday 9th February 11.00am – 11.45am

Poetry Morning with Jen Hadfield

In the second of our online Poetry Mornings, Jen Hadfield will be introducing and reading from her collection The Stone Age, longlisted for the 2021 Highland Book Prize. Click here for more information or to book.

 

Wednesday 16th February 11.00am – 11.45am

Poetry Morning with Christine De Luca

Join us for our third online Poetry Morning, where Christine De Luca will introduce and read from her collection VEEVE, longlisted for the 2021 Highland Book Prize. Click here for more information or to book.

 

Wednesday 23rd February 11.00am – 11.45am

Poetry Morning with Garry MacKenzie

In our fourth and final Poetry Morning, Garry MacKenzie will be introducing and reading from Ben Dorain: A Conversation with a Mountain, longlisted for the 2021 Highland Book Prize. Click here for more information or to book. 


WORKSHOPS

 

Tuesday 8th February 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Writing a Sense of Place

Cal Flyn, author of Islands of Abandonmentwill lead a 90 minute workshop focusing on summoning the character of the built or natural environment. Please note, numbers are limited for this event. Click here for more information or to book.

 

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Developing Your Story

Iain Finlay MacLeòid, author of Hiort, will lead a 75 minute workshop, where participants will get the chance to apply a number of techniques to developing one of their own ideas. Please note, numbers are limited for this event.  Email highlandbookprize@moniackmhor.org.uk to register interest.

 

 


Our thanks go to the William Grant Foundation who provide funding to encourage public engagement with the Highland Book Prize.

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