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Dig It! Creative Writing Commission, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Deadline: Thu 21 Jan 2021
We're looking for a Scotland-based poet working in any language to create a poem inspired by an archaeological site or artefact from Dumfries & Galloway in time for the StAnza 21 poetry festival.

Dig It! is a hub for Scottish archaeology coordinated by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Dig It! is offering a paid commission for one Scotland-based poet to write and record a short poem inspired by an archaeological site or artefact in Scotland (from a list we will provide). The poem will be written to coincide with StAnza 2021, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival (6 –14 March 2021).

We welcome applications from poets working in any language, including but not limited to Scots, Gaelic and English.

We're keen to showcase different perspectives on Scottish archaeology and therefore we particularly encourage applications from?Asian?writers,?LGBTQIA+?writers, non-binary?writers,?disabled writers,?Black writers and writers from the African and/or Afro-Caribbean diaspora?(including mixed-race/multiple-heritage).?

You will work remotely with Dig It! (a small team based in Edinburgh) and one of the archaeologists who worked on the sites below. They will provide the details to help you bring the story to life (such as images, descriptions and historical details). We are keen to develop the piece in partnership and follow your creative lead as you bring a fresh approach to how the past is depicted.

Full details can be found on the Dig It! website

Deadline: Thursday 21 January 2021 at 12:00.

Additional Information:
Location:
Scotland
Region(s):
Scotland

Contact Information:
Organisation:
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Contact Name:
Sally
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