Still a week to go for Rhoda entries

Folk planning to enter a story for the Rhoda Bulter Award are reminded there is only a week to go till the closing date at the end of this month.

This year the competition is for a short story written in dialect with the title from one of Rhoda’s poems.

The late Rhoda Bulter.
The late Rhoda Bulter.

It is organised by Shetland ForWirds on behalf of the Bulter family who judge the entries and choose the winner.

Shetland ForWirds convener Davy Cooper said he was delighted to be involved with the event.

Mr Cooper said: “Da competition is a fine wye o encouraging folk ta use dialect in der writin at da sam time as keeping Rhoda’s memory alive.”

Rhoda, one of Shetland’s most important 20th century writers, was well known for her story-telling and prose as well as her poetry.

She created the long-running Laeves fae Beenie’s Diary which appeared every month in the Shetland Life magazine.

Anyone interested in finding out more can contact or ring Mary Blance at home at Lerwick 694104.


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