Baker Prize 2012 Awards Evening

It’s beginning to sound a bit like the BAFTAs – the Baker Prize 2012 Awards ceremony….

Seriously though, it is lining up to be a wonderful evening – a celebration of talented poets and writers who are travelling not just from the far reaches of Fife, but from the far shores of South Carolina.

Juliet Lamb, (pictured below) first prize winner of the English Prose Section, and Heather Marshall Magruder, second prize winner, English Prose, are both flying over from the States to be with us on Tuesday evening. I promise I won’t make another joke what they’re putting in the water (especially as Heather might be bringing me some)


And we’re also welcoming Deborah Moffatt, first prize winner in the English Poetry Section, Garry Mackenzie, second prize winner and Alison Barr, highly commended, both in the English Poetry section.

All of the winners mentioned above will be attending the event to receive their prizes and read their work. We’re sorry that Iain Stephenson, highly commended in the English Prose section and Andy Jackson, highly commended in the English Poetry section aren’t able to be with us but we send them our congratulations on their success in the competition.

So, a very full evening – our judges, Chris Powici & Angus Dunn from Northwords Now, Roger Hutchinson, Meg Bateman & Mòrag Stiùbhart will be there to present prizes and we will have music from the students of the Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd/National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music, Plockton.

Peter Urpeth from Hi-arts will be available during the day for 1-2-1 Writer’s Surgeries – you can contact him directly for information at

We hope you will join us to celebrate the winners of the Baker Prize 2012 at the Skebost Hotel on Tuesday 26 February, starting at 7.00p.m.

Non-members are very welcome – entry fee is £4 for adults, under 16s entry is free.


4 thoughts on “Baker Prize 2012 Awards Evening

  1. Can’t wait to be there for another wonderful, literary evening on the Isle of Skye.

  2. I’m not exagerating when I say that I’m feeling excited, nervous and have butterflys doing back-filps already – and I’m only doing a bit of MC’ing.
    It will be a great night I’m sure.

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