Events - Festival 2018

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: On the Road

Saturday 4 March, 10:00 - 11:00
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Studio Theatre

With Michelle Cahill, Matthew Caley, R.A. Villanueva and David Evans

This event is live webcast and can be watched here from 10:00 hours on Saturday 4th March.

Wake up and smell the Poetry Café! Our breakfast panel discussion events offer a relaxed start to the day, with a group of poets and other festival participants discussing all things poetical over coffee and pastries. For this year’s On the Road theme we bring together poets whose work is informed and inspired by journeys, both literal and metaphorical. R.A. Villanueva embraces the languages and cultures of the spaces in between in Reliquaria, which explores an ever-evolving Filipino-American identity. Michelle Cahill’s latest book The Herring Lass (Arc, 2016) ponders not just human migrations but also those of animals. Meanwhile, Matthew Caley dips into the surreal with his collection Rake, following a time-travelling libertine while David Evans takes us back a 100 years to a period when travel, movement and migration impact on our reading of Valery Larbaud, Apollinaire and Blaise Cendrars.

This event is live webcast and can be watched here.

Supported by Fisher & Donaldson and The Scotsman. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Michelle Cahill: Nicola Bailey
Matthew Caley: Pavla Alchin
R.A. Villanueva: Rachel Eliza Griffiths


The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

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 &...