Marka Rifat

Marka Rifat

Marka Rifat began writing short stories by chance a few years ago, then added poetry, drama and essay writing, after careers in broadcast journalism and corporate communications. She has been awarded prizes in poetry and fiction, had short plays performed at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen and poems shown on Dover Arts Development, in a Norfolk church, and in a book provided to 50 healthcare settings in Scotland. She lives in the North East of Scotland and is a member of Mearns Writers.

In 2018, her work (poetry and prose) has been published by Northwords Now, Southlight, Dempsey and Windle, Scottish Field and in the Federation of Writers' Spindrift anthology. She performed in Doric at Peterhead Fish Market in October 2018 as part of Across the Grain, a celebration of Aberdeenshire's cultural life, heritage, language and stories. She will perform stories in the 2019 Granite Noir festival.

Marka Rifat joined Intuitive Music Aberdeen as a guest reader for the Noon: Solstice Shorts 2018 project and returns for Time and Tide: Solstice Shorts 2019.

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