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The George Mackay Brown Fellowship

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The GMB Fellowship was formed in 2006 to promote new creative writing in the islands and to celebrate Orkney writers, past and present. Its main activity is to run a writing Fellowship. The establishment of the fellowship has been warmly welcomed locally, and recognised as an appropriate tribute, by writers, arts organisations, the estate of George Mackay Brown, and his friends and colleagues. It is widely felt to be a development of which George himself would have approved. In addition, the Fellowship is proud to have three distinguished patrons: Sir Andrew Motion, Stewart Conn and Seamus Heaney.