Events - Festival 2021

Imprisoned Poets Reading

Sunday 11 March, 18:30 - 19:00
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Studio Theatre
This event took place in 2018

Readings from the work of imprisoned poets

Short readings from the work of imprisoned poets, presented by StAnza Hon President and Scottish PEN member Brian Johnstone. Rachael Boast, Polly Atkin and Suria Tei will read a selection of works by poets and writers who have suffered imprisonment for their beliefs, this year featuring Russian poet Irina Ratushinskaya, Chinese poets Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia, and Turkish writer Ahmet Altan. With a few words about the work of Scottish PEN from Jane Archer and their President Carl MacDougall.

Participants: Polly Atkin and Rachael Boast
Rachael Boast: Julia Simone

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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 &...