Sheila Blackhall

Burns Night at the Bakehouse

Saturday January 21st 2012

An evening of Rabbie Burns, Love, Death, Spooky Stories and Witchcraft. Sheena is a writer, illustrator, traditional ballad singer and storyteller. From 1998-2003 she was Creative Writing Fellow in Scots at Aberdeen University’s Elphinstone Institute.

This prolific woman has  published four Scots novellas, twelve short story collections and over eighty poetry collections!  In 2009 she became Makar for Aberdeen & the North East. Sheena will be judging The Wigtown Poetry Competition 2012.


Angus Calder has called Sheena Blackhall a ‘national treasure’. Having heard (her) enthralled, and after reading her work…I agree! Andrew McNeil

This absurdly active one-woman dynamo manages to knock out a remarkable number of collections.. Blackhall brings…vim and vigour to the party… ‘Ode to a Patio’ is a deliciously sardonic attack on suburbia, and ‘Lead Wolf’ warmly recalls a star struck evening with Seamus Heaney.
Edmund O’Connor