Events - Festival 2019

Poetry Centre Stage

Saturday 10 March, 20:00 - 22:00
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Auditorium

A double bill of poetry for Saturday evening
20:00 Reading – William Letford
21:00 Reading – Liz Lochhead

Make it a Saturday night to remember with a double bill of poetry from two of Scotland’s best loved poets. Kicking off the evening is William Letford, a poet whose two collections with Carcanet contain poems “painted wae mischief” and full of a resilient joy in life. He has performed internationally and his work has appeared on radio and television.

Next up at 21:00 is Liz Lochhead, the former Scots Makar (2011-2016). Liz’s work is described by the Scottish Poetry Library as “both transgressive and popular”, and her prominence as a woman writing as well as her use of the Scots idiom inspired Scottish female writers from Ali Smith to Kirsten Innes. Her intimate, outspoken and engaging poems have been published in a number of collections, most recently Fugitive Colours.

Participants: William Letford and Liz Lochhead
William Letford: Chris Scott
Liz Lochhead: Alastair Cook


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 &...