Events - Festival 2019

In Conversation: Marie-Elsa Bragg and Don Paterson

Saturday 10 March, 15:30 - 16:30
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Auditorium

Don Paterson discusses with novelist Marie-Elsa Bragg the borderlines between poetry and poetic prose

Marie-Elsa Bragg is a writer and lecturer, whose debut novel Towards Mellbreak, a love letter to Cumbria, blurs the boundaries between prose and poetry. Together with award-winning poet Don Paterson, she’ll be discussing poetic prose versus prose poetry: where the lines – both metaphorical and physical – are, and the ways in which readers as well as writers approach and encounter prose and poetry in different ways.

Marie-Elsa Bragg is also an ordained Anglican, and has worked on developing an interfaith project with women from Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Christian and Hindu religions. Meanwhile, Don Paterson has for many years worked as a jazz musician and composer. As well as the boundaries between prose and poetry, their discussion will encompass other borders crossed or encountered in writing.

Participants: Marie-Elsa Bragg and Don Paterson
Don Paterson: Murdo McLeod


Auditorium – The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close off South Street

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...