Events - Festival 2021

Poetry Centre Stage

Sunday 14 March, 16:00 - 17:00
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Reading: Christopher Whyte, Jane Frank

Traverse the globe in our second last reading of the festival. Jane Frank is an Australian poet based in Brisbane, and in 2020 she was runner up in the Wigtown Poetry Prize. Her poetry celebrates the surreal in the everyday, and draws on her background in art history, the landscapes of childhood, and time spent by the sea. Jane is reading alongside Christopher Whyte, a trendsetting Gaelic poet and translator now based in Central Europe. Christopher’s sixth collection Ceum air cheum / Step by step was nominated for two national prizes, and he’s played a fundamental role in queering the Gaelic tradition. Christopher will read in Gaelic with English subtitles.

Venue for online: This web page – free

*TBC* We hope this event can, additionally, also be live streamed to the Byre Theatre for a small socially distanced audience, if this is permitted in March.  Please read our position on Covid-19 safety and compliance.

Venue for Byre live stream: The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium – free/ticketed

In partnership with Wigtown Book Festival and supported by the School of English at the University of St Andrews

Participants: Jane Frank and Christopher Whyte
Jane Frank: Mary-Louise Anning

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