Author withdraws from book festival after family bereavement

Children’s author Sharon Tregenza has withdrawn from the Wordplay book festival this weekend due to a family bereavement.

A spokesman for organisers Shetland Arts said those with tickets for either of her events, one on Saturday afternoon and one on Sunday afternoon, should contact the Shetland Box Office on (01595) 745555 for a full refund.

Alternatively, ticket(s) can be replaced with tickets of the same value for another Wordplay event, subject to availability.

Janis Mackay has kindly stepped into the breach and will run a session about the influence of traditional story telling on her writing, in which she will share the stories that inspired her novel Magnus Fin and the Ocean Quest and speak about how writers can use traditional stories to inspire and develop their own writing.

Lovers of stories and writers of all ages are welcome: tickets for this session are available from the Shetland Box Office.


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