The Luminate Festival, a celebration of creative ageing, is taking place across Scotland this month. Last Sunday StAnza's Festival Director, Eleanor Livingstone, was one of the judges at the second Luminate Slam in Edinburgh, and there's plenty more poetry on offer elsewhere from Luminate over the coming week.
Next Tuesday in Edinburgh, poets from Grey Hen Press, which publishes women aged 50 and over, will be reading at 6pm Blackwells.
On Wednesday 23rd October, Jackie Kay, always a StAnza favourite, is in Fife reading at 7pm at Lochgelly Centre, with tickets priced £8.00 (concession £5). Jackie, whose portrait features in Joyce Gunn Cairns Creative Ageing exhibition, will introduce her work and reads extracts from her stories and poems which explore themes of ageing. Her selection includes passages from her most recent collection of short stories Reality Reality. Book at the venue, online at www.onfife.com or call 01592 583303
And then on Thursday 24th October, there will be a midday reading at the Glasgow Women's Library as a celebration of older women poets, including poems published by Grey Hen Press.
More information on all the events is available at the following links:
- 22nd, Grey Hen Press at Blackwells in Edinburgh – see http://www.luminatescotland.org/events/grey-hen-press-poetry-reading
- 23rd, Jackie Kay in Lochgelly – see http://www.luminatescotland.org/events/reading-jackie-kay
- 24th, Glasgow Women’s Library’s read – see http://www.luminatescotland.org/events/read-relax-recharge-grey-hen-special