Join the writers in residence at the New Scriptorium in Arbroath Abbey for a series of readings of their new work.
Short Sharp Stories is a programme of literary events, workshops and writers’ residencies in Arbroath launching the New Scriptorium in Arbroath Abbey. From the historic whisper of medieval publication to the cacophony of contemporary communication, this programme will inspire new writing for Arbroath and Angus as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories.
Over two years writers will be commissioned to write short stories, using the social, political and cultural histories of Arbroath Abbey, and the intertwined complex story of the written word, as inspiration. The writers in residence are invited to use the New Scriptorium – a new public artwork by Bobby Niven sited in the grounds of Arbroath Abbey – as a writing studio.
Join a different writer each month as they share readings outdoors at the Abbey. These sessions will be preceded by bookmaking and illustration workshops from 4-5pm. The storytelling sessions and workshops can be booked separately.
Tickets are free and will be available to book on Hospitalfield’s website soon.