Sheena Blackhall

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Sheena is a poet, novelist, short story writer, illustrator, traditional story teller and singer. Author of over 120 poetry pamphlets, 15 short story collections, 4 novels and 2 televised plays for children, The Nicht Bus and The Broken Hert. Along with Les Wheeler, she co-edits the Doric resource Elphinstone Kist, and has worked on the Aberdeen Reading Bus, as a storyteller and writer. She has sat on editorial boards for children’s publications in Doric, promoting Scots culture and language in the North East. She has written (and translated) Children’s books for schools (the Doric Gruffalo & The Doric Gruffalo’s Bairn) and has recently translated Jane Eyre into Doric. Currently she is translating the Wizard of Oz into Scots. Recently she was storyteller at Aberdeen University’s May Festival at the Additional needs school Orchard Brae.

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