Events - Festival 2020

Poetry in Conversation: Taking Poetry Off the Page

Thursday 7 March, 18:50 - 19:30
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Conference Room
free / ticketed

Claudio Pozzani and Jay MillAr read and discuss their work

The first of three early evening events in our Poetry in Conversation strand brings together poets Claudio Pozzani and Jay MillAr. Claudio is the founder and director of the Genoa International Poetry Festival, a leading event in Italian poetry since 1995. Jay MillAr and his wife Hazel Millar are the duo behind the publishers Book*Hug, a radically optimistic Canadian independent literary press working at the forefront of contemporary book culture. They previously co-hosted the HIJ salon reading series in his home in Toronto. Come along to hear Claudio and Jay read their poetry and discuss the intersections of writing and curating poetry, reflecting on how poetry works on and off the page.


Check out our other Poetry in Conversation events on Friday and Sunday nights.


Supported by Genoa International Poetry Festival, the Italian Institute in Edinburgh and Book*Hug, and in association with A Year of Conversation

Participants: Jay MillAr and Claudio Pozzani
Jay MillAr: Ralph Kolewe
Claudio Pozzani: Dino Ignani


Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Conference Room

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 &...