Book Week Scotland: Writing Rebellion

Friday 7 September 2018

The nights are drawing in and autumn is in the air - which means we're looking forward to Book Week Scotland! To celebrate BWS, which this year is exploring the theme of 'rebellion', we're running a workshop with the award-winning poet Hugh McMillan.

Join us as we read and write poetry on the theme of rebellion. We’ll be asking how poets have historically responded to and engaged with protest in their times – be it political, social or religious – in order to explore how poetry can be political without being polemical. We’ll then use this as a starting point to produce new work.

Hugh McMillan has seen his work published widely in Scotland and beyond. He’s won a number of awards for his poetry, most recently the Calum Macdonald Memorial Award in 2017, and has published six full-length collections, in addition to numerous pamphlets. His most recent collection, Heliopolis, appeared in 2018.

When - 11:00 - 13:00, Tuesday 20 November

Where - Public Library, Church Square, St Andrews

Tickets - free but ticketed, please email stanza@stanzapoetry.org, or phone 07391 247 661

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