Events - Festival 2021

Border Crossings

Thursday 5 March, 14:15 - 15:15
Parliament Hall, South Street
This event took place in 2020

Reading: Johan Sandberg McGuinne, Gerry Cambridge

Join us in this Border Crossings reading to hear from two poets whose powers of detailed observation give insight into both the natural world and the cultural diversity of the places they’ve called home. Johan Sandberg McGuinne is a Gaelic and Swedish-Saami poet, linguist, translator, and musician, who regularly publishes on colonisation and sociology. His poetry explores cultural identity and history through language. Johan will be reading alongside Gerry Cambridge, who founded Scotland’s leading poetry journal, The Dark Horse. Not letting himself be limited in the ways he explores the world, Gerry is also an essayist, print designer and typographer, while his poetry tends to focus on the natural world. Leave this afternoon session with a greater sense of the power and beauty of language and history through these engaging poets.

NB: Please note that venues open 10 minutes before an event starts, and Parliamant Hall has no Front of House area to wait inside before the house opens.

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Parliament Hall, South Street

Location: On the south side of South Street opposite the Criterion Bar

Parliament Hall hosted the first major events of the StAnza Festival in its founding year of 1998. It has been used as a main venue for the festival ever since...