Yes, we’re just a week away from the 2013 Baker Prize Awards and there has been lots going on behind the scenes as we look forward to a wonderful celebration of the competition winners.
Richard has been busy coordinating a fantastic flurry of emails to ensure that as many of the winners and runners up are not only coming to Skye, but also have somewhere to stay, and he’s obviously done a good job as we’re delighted to be welcoming:
Connie Bott, winner of the English Prose section
Juliet Antill, winner of the English Poetry section
Eoghan Stewart, winner of the Gaelic Poetry section
Alison Roe, winner of the Moniack New Writer Award
Gill Terry, runner up, English Poetry
Deborah Moffatt, runner up, Gaelic Poetry
Our Baker Prize judges Cynthia Rogerson, Angus Dunn and Meg Bateman will be with us to award the prizes, and therewill be music from the students of the Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd/National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music, Plockton. We may even have a couple of extra guest readers. Prose, poetry, add a glass of wine and genial company to the mix and we have one of the highlights of the Reading Room’s calendar.
So please come and support our winners – theyare making a big effort to travel to us and we’d like to give them a great welcome.
Wednesday 26 March, 6.45 for 7.00p.m. start, at the Skeabost Hotel. As usual there will be a few of us around from 5.30-6.p.m. – if you’d like a chance to meet and chat with the winners, come along early. Free to members and £4 on the door for non-members.