Book now: Liz Lochhead at Edinburgh Central Library

Here’s some great news for National Poetry Day: on 15th November Edinburgh Central Library will be hosting a free event with Scotland’s Makar Liz Lochhead.

The Motherwell born writer’s contribution to the development of Scottish literature since the 1970s has been immeasurable.

She was a major figure in the Scottish literary renaissance centred in Glasgow in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Her body of work, from her earliest poems to more recent translations and adaptations of classic European dramas, demonstrates a singular talent for melding past with present.

Liz’s ability to explore themes of feminism, language and self through so many genres and forms have made her an internationally important voice.

We’re thrilled, therefore, that she’ll be joining us for a special ‘Edinburgh Reads’ event on Thursday 15th November where she’ll be discussing¬† her latest collection ‘A choosing‘ and discussing some of her favourite poems with Robyn Marsack, Director of the Scottish Poetry Library.

Book online to reserve your place at what is sure to be a memorable evening.

But before that Lochhead aficionados can join our Reader in Residence Ryan Van Winkle and Chatter and Verse – our regular poetry book group – for a session discussing Liz Lochhead’s work. This will take place on Wednesday 17th October, 6.30 – 7.45pm, at Central Library. Call 0131 242 8046 or email annie.bell@edinburgh.gov.uk if you’d like to come along.

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