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Sheena Blackhall

Sheena Blackhall (1947, in Aiberdeen) is a Nor' Aest scriever, illustrator, tradeetional ballant sangster an shenachie. Ootthrou 19982003 she wis Creative Writing Fellow at Aiberdeen Varsity's Elphinstone Institute.

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Sheena Blackhall is a screiver, illustrator, tradeetional ballant singer an shenachie in Nor East Scotland. Frae 1998-2003 she wis Creative Screivin Fellow in Scots at Aiberdeen Vairsiyt’s Elphinstone Institute. She his published 4 Scots novellas, 15 short story collections an near 100 poetry buiks. In 2009 she becam Makar (poet laureate) fur Aiberdeen an the Nor East. Twa o of her plays fur bairns war televised, The Nicht Bus and The Broken Hert. Alang wi Les Wheeler, she co-edits the Doric wabsteid Elphinstone Kist, an wirks on the Aiberdeen Reading Bus, as a shennachie an screiver. She wis born Sheena Booth Middleton in 1947 in Aiberdeen, dother o the manager o Strachan's Deeside Omnibus Service, Chae Middleton, an his secunt cousin, fairmer's dother Winifred Booth. She wis educatit in Aiberdeen, bit simmered in Ballater fur mony years. Aifter a year's study at Gray's Schule o Art, Blackhall vrocht fur a while as a speecial needs teacher, whaun she screived tales fur BBC Radio Scotlan’s producer Frieda Morrison. In 1994 she won a Bsc (Hons. Psych) frae the Open University, gaun on tae get an M.Litt wi Distinction frae Aiberdeen Vairsity in 2000. Frae 1998-2003 she wis Creative Screivin Fellow in Scots at Aiberdeen Vairsity’s Elphinstone Institute an eenoo is an Honorar Research Associate yonner. In 2003 she traivelled as pairt o a boorich tae Washington, showcasin Scotlan's culture as a guest o the Smithsonian Institution. In 2007 she wis Creative Screivin Tutor at the Institute o Irish an Scottish lear at King's College, an twa years eftir wis Screiver in Residence durin Aiberdeen Vairsity’s Wird Festival. In April 2009 she wis creatit Makar for Aberdeen and the Nor East o Scotland. She ias won the Robert McLellan tassie fur best Scots short story 3 times (1989,1990,2001) an the Hugh MacDiarmid trophy fur best Scots poem 4 times (1990,2000,2001,2010). In 1992 she shared the Sloane Award wi Matthew Fitt, frae St. Andrew's Vairsity. Ither prizes are awards frae the Doric Festival, the Bennachie Baillies, an frae the TMSA fur ballant screivin an traditional singin. She his twice bin shortlisted fur the Callum Macdonald Poetry Pamphlet prize (2005 & 2009). In 2007, Lallans Magazine awarded her the William Gilchrist Graham prize fur best Scots short story. She has likewyse bin shortlistit fur the McCash poetry prize. In 2013 she won 1st prize in Bipolar Scotland's Short Story Competition, in 2014 she becam a Patron o Readin.

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  • 1984: The Cyard's Kist (Poems) Rainbow Publishing
  • 1986: The Spik o the Lan (Poems) Rainbow Publishing
  • 1987: Hamedrauchtit (Poems) Rainbow Publishing
  • 1989: Nor East Neuk (Poems) Charles Murray Trust
  • 1989: Fite Doo/ Black Crow (Poems) Keith Murray Publications ISBN 1 870978 20X
  • 1989: Nippick o Nor East Tales (Short stories) Keith Murray Publications ISBN 1 870978 099
  • 1991: A Toosht o Whigmaleeries (Poems) Hammerfield Publishing
  • 1991: Reets (Short stories) Keith Murray Publications ISBN 870978 331
  • 1992: A Hint o Granite (Short stories) Hammerfield Publishing
  • 1993: Back o Bennachie (Poems) Hammerfield Publishing
  • 1993: Braeheid. A Fairm an its Fowk (Short stories) Hammerfield Publishing
  • 1994: Druids, Drachts, Drochles (Poems) Hammerfield Publishing
  • 1995: Stagwyse (Selected Poems) Charles Murray Trust ISBN 0952 1142 59
  • 1995: A Kenspeckle Creel (Short stories) Hammerfield Publishing
  • 1996: Lament fur the Raj (Poems) GKB Enterprises ISBN 0952 655403
  • 1996: Wittgenstein's Web (Short stories) GKB Enterprises ISBN 09526554 11
  • 1997: The Life Bluid o Cromar (Poems) Hammerfield Publishing
  • 1997: Gliong Gliong (Poems in Gaelic - screived unner name o Sine NicThearlaich) Hammerfield Publishing
  • 1998: The Bonsai Grower (Short stories) GKB Enterprises ISBN 095-2655-42-X
  • 1999: Millennium Blues (Poems) Hammerfield Publishing
  • 1999: The Heilanman's Sporran (Poems) GKB Enterprises ISBN 095-2655-43-8
  • 1999: Death, Demons, Perfume and Pearls (Poems) Limousine Bull
  • 2000: The Twa B's (Poems) Shopmobility
  • 2000: The Telepathic Butcher's Boy (Poems) SPA
  • 2000: The Singing Bird (Poems) GKB Enterprises ISBN 0952655446
  • 2000: Dancing with Maenads (Poems) Keith Murray Publishing
  • 2000: Skin Balaclavas (Poems jintly wi John Easton) Finavon Print and Design ISBN 0-9528813-7-3
  • 2001: Spik nae Evil (Bairn poems jintly wi Les Wheeler) Gordon Booth Publications ISBN 095265545 4
  • 2001: Bringing up the Tail (Poems wi John Easton) Finavon Print and Design ISBN 0 9541689 0 9
  • 2002: The Fower Quarters (Short Stories) GKB Enterprises ISBN 095 2655446 2
  • 2002: A Boorich o Breets (Poems) Severin Books
  • 2003: A Boorich o Fowk (Poems) Severin Books
  • 2003: Loon (Scots novella) Itchy Coo ISBN 1-902927-72-9
  • 2003: Queerieorrals (Poems) Severin Books
  • 2003: Winnlestrae: Cradlit, Coortit, Waddit, Kistit (Poems) Severin Books
  • 2004: Minnie (Scots novella) SLRC ISBN 1 899920 03X
  • 2004: The Dule Tree (Poems) Finavon Print & Design ISBN 0-9541689-8
  • 2004: Diminishing Lines (Poems) Ltd Ed. Thistle Repro
  • 2004: Preparing to meet the Minotaur (Poems) Ltd. Ed. Thistle Repro
  • 2004: The Wizard o the North (Poems for Halflins) Ltd. Ed. Thistle Repro
  • 2004: Katy the Crocodile (Poems for Littlins) Ltd. Ed. Thistle Repro
  • 2004: Indian Peter (Bairn Tales) Ltd. Ed. Thistle Repro
  • 2004: The Toad on the Rock's Opinion (Poems) Ltd. Ed. Thistle Repro
  • 2004: The Lan o Tea an Tigers (Poems) Ltd. Ed. Thistle Repro
  • 2004: The Tower o Babel (Owersettins) Ltd. Ed. Thistle Repro
  • 2004: The Boddamer's Monkey (Poems) Ltd. Ed. Thistle Repro
  • 2004: The Humpty Dumpty Man (Poems) Ltd. Ed. Thistle Repro
  • 2004: Pie in the Sky (Short Stories) Ltd. Ed. Thistle Repro
  • 2004: Pandora's Box (Poems) Ltd. Ed. Thistle Repro
  • 2004: Gallery Prints (Poems jintly wi Les Wheeler) Lochlands
  • 2004: Hairst o Thorns (Poems) Lochlands
  • 2004: Serendipity (Poems) Lochlands
  • 2005: The Win an the Rain (Poems) Lochlands
  • 2005: Death of a Pope (Poems) Varsity o Aiberdeen
  • 2005: Sergeant Buchan’s Jacket (Poems) Lochlands
  • 2005: Ferlies (Poems) Lochlands
  • 2006: The Tiger o Trincomalee (Bairn Poems) malfranteaux concepts
  • 2006: The Owl Hour (Poems) malfranteaux concepts
  • 2006: Past Masters (Poems) Lochlands
  • 2006: The Sea Quine (Poems) malfranteaux concepts
  • 2006: The Heavenly Cow of Thebes (Poems) Lochlands
  • 2006: The Likeable Ordeal (Poems) Severin Books
  • 2006: Dragon Rikk (Poems & Tales for Halflins an Littlins) malfranteaux concepts
  • 2007: On Brigid's Day (Poems) malfranteaux concepts
  • 2007: The Quarry (Novella) Lochlands
  • 2007: The Pierrot's Narrative (Poems) malfranteaux concepts
  • 2007: The Dragon's Vertebrae (Poems an Tales) malfranteaux concepts
  • 2007: Absences (Poems) Lochlands
  • 2008: The Hoose o the Cacklefart Hen (Poems) Lochlands
  • 2008: The Gods of Grayfriars Lane (Novella) Lochlands
  • 2008: Dead Men's Whispers (Poems) Lochlands
  • 2008: Hinkum-Clinkum (Bairn Rhymes) malfranteaux concepts
  • 2008: The Wind's Nest:(Poems) Lochlands
  • 2008: Waking in Wolf Light: (Poems & Stories) Lochlands
  • 2008: The Red Horseman: (Poems & Play) Lochlands
  • 2008: Metamorphosis 62: (Poems & Prose) malfranteaux concepts
  • 2009: Figurehead (Poems & Prose) Lochlands*
  • 2009: Danse Macabre: Writings Round a Festival (Poems & Songs) Lochlands
  • 2009: Peacock (Poems) Lochlands
  • 2009: The Barley Queen (Poems & Prose) Malfranteaux Concepts
  • 2009: A Visit to Planet Auschwitz (Poems & Prose) Lochlands
  • 2009: Cats in a Gale (Bairn Poems) Lochlands
  • 2009: The Ship of Fools (Poems & Story) Malfranteaux Concepts
  • 2009: Victor Vratch the Craa (Bairn Stories) Lochlands
  • 2010: Isle o the Deid (Short Story Collection) Malfranteaux Concepts ISBN 978-1-870978-63-7
  • 2010: The Skreich (Poems) Lochlands
  • 2010: Tick-Tock (Poems) Lochlands
  • 2010: The Storm Nursery (Poems) Malfranteaux Concepts ISBN 978-1-870978-77-4
  • 2010: The Mink (Bairn Poems) Lochlands 2010
  • 2010: Moon Cakes & Hinney (Poems) Malfranteax Concepts ISBN 978-1-870978-81-1
  • 2010: Wittins (Poems) diehard publishers ISBN 978-0946230-82-2
  • 2010: The Caledonian Anaconda (Poems& Tales) Malfranteaux Concepts ISBN 978-1-870978-83-5
  • 2010: Millie(ISBN 978-0-9564837-4-4)Bairn Book by Sheena Blackhall(illustrated by Bob Dewar)
      pub The Reading Bus.The book has its own website, http://web.me.com/readingbus/Millie
  • 2011: The Berserker: Poems & Stories Lochlands
  • 2011: Census Matters: Poems & Stories Malfranteaux Concepts ISBN 978-1-87098-83-5
  • 2011: Mr Pavlova's Comb-Over: Bairn Rhymes: Reading Bus Press ISBN 978-0-9564837-7-5 (& e-book)
  • 2011: Crannog Woman: Poems: Malfranteaux Concepts: ISBN 978-1-870978-972
  • 2011: The Chimaera Institute: Short Stories: Lochlands,Maud, Aberdeenshire
  • 2011: Bluid-Kin: Poems: Malfranteaux Concepts: ISBN 978-1-870978-19-4
  • 2011: Hen Utopia: pub. Malfranteaux Concepts: ISBN 978 1 870978 10 1
  • 2011: Apardion: Children's Book The Reading Bus ISBN 978-0-9564837-8-2 This book has its own website and app http://www.apardion.com/
  • 2012: Thorgunna’s Curse: Poems & Stories: malfranteaux concepts 2012 ISBN 978 1 870978 26 2
  • 2012: The Chimaera Institute: (urban legends) epub smashwords.com
  • 2012: The Honey that came from the Sea: (short stories) epub smashwords.com
  • 2012: Three Cats Flying:Poems & Tales in Scots & English: malfranteaux concepts : ISBN 978 1 870978 32 3
  • 2012: Matzevot: A Walk on the Face of Gravestones:Poems etc: malfranteaux concepts ISBN 978 1 870978 19 4
  • 2012: STEENS Poems & Tales in Scots & English Pub. Malfranteaux Concepts 2012 ISBN 978 1 870978 22 4
  • 2012: The Merry Dancers ISBN 1 870 978 22 4. Malfranteaux Concepts: Tom Hubbard and Sheena Blackhall
  • 2012: Impossible Gifties: Poems in Scots & English: Severin Publishing, 2012 (Pamphlet no 88)
  • 2012: Cleaning the Apostle Spoons: Poems, published by Malfranteaux Concepts Aberdeen ISBN 978 1 870978 59 0
  • 2012: Peach Blossom Petals: Folk Tales & Poems from Vietnam,Pub.Malfranteaux Concepts ISBN 978 1 870978 90 3
  • 2012: A Nest of Tongues: Poems and Story, Scots & English, pub Malfranteaux Concepts ISBN 978 1 870978 91 0
  • 2013: In Faldy's Wood: Poems & Tales in Scots & English, pub Lochlands,Maud, Aberdeenshire
  • 2013: Walking in Blake's Garden: Poems & Tales in Scots & English, pub Lochlands Maud, Aberdeenshire
  • 2013: Grey Matters: Poems & Tales in Scots & English, pub Lochlands, Maud, Aberdeenshire
  • 2013: Goosebumps for Beginners: Poems & Prose in Scots & English, pub Lochlands, Maud, Aberdeenshire
  • 2013: The Aye-Aye: Poems in Scots and English, pub Lochlands, Maud, Aberdeenshire
  • 2013: Shards: Poems & Tales in Scots an English, pub Lochlands, Maud, Aberdeenshire
  • 2013: Aberdeenshire Folk Tales By Grace Banks & Sheena Blackhall,pub by The History Press, 2013 ISBN: 9780752497587.
  • 2014: Pirrins and Magnus: Poems & Tales in Scots & English: pub Lochlands, Maud, Aberdeenshire
  • 2014: Hare's Foot: Poems & Tales in Scots & English: pub Lochlands, Maud, Aberdeenshire
  • 2014: The Mongolian Spot: poems in Scots and English: 100th poetry pamphlet, pub Lochlands,Maud Aberdeenshire
  • 2014: Jessie the Jumbo: 27 bairn tales in Scots: e.pub smashwords.com

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