Events - Festival 2020

Past & Present

Saturday 10 March, 11:30 - 12:30
Town Hall, Queens Gardens - Council Chamber

Brother Anthony on Korean poetry, Miriam Nash on Gwendolyn Brooks

In our Past & Present sessions, contemporary speakers give a personal response to favourite past poets writing in English or other languages. Brother Anthony of the Taizé ecumenical order has lived in Korea since 1980, and is an acclaimed translator from Korean. For this Past & Present session, he will introduce some of the poets featured in a recent anthology of twentieth century Korean poetry, The Colors of Dawn, of which he is the editor. He'll be speaking alongside poet Miriam Nash, who will be discussing Gwendolyn Brooks. The first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize, Gwendolyn Brooks garnered critical attention with her debut collection in 1945. Her work grew increasingly political over the course of the civil rights movement.

Supported by LTI Korea

Miriam Nash: Naomi Woddis


Council Chamber – Town Hall, Queens Gardens

Location: At the top of Queens Gardens, on the corner with South Street

Includes: Council Chamber, Supper Room, Auditorium/Public Hall, Fife Contemporary foyer

Right in the centre of St Andrews, The Town Hall...