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An Evening of Christmas Poetry with Rosemary Hector and Mark Greene

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Rosemary Hector and Mark Greene will read poems from their new collections A Quickening and Adventure.

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Journey afresh into the drama, the wonder and the mystery that is to be found in the age-old story of Christmas with an evening of thought-provoking poetry. Blackwell's is pleased to be welcoming Edinburgh author Rosemary Hector and Mark Greene, Director of LICC as they retell and reframe the well-known Nativity story, offering fresh insight and moments for pause and reflection – the perfect evening to celebrate the Advent season.

About the Books

A Quickening by Rosemary Hector weaves together different voices, forms and perspectives from the story of Christmas, forming a rich tapestry that offers moments to pause and reflect during the busiest time of the year. Beginning and ending with important questions about stories and beautifully designed with pen and ink hand-drawn illustrations, A Quickening invites us to encounter this story for ourselves, whether we know it well, or not at all.

Adventure by Mark Greene combines warm rhythms and fresh directness in 25 poems exploring the drama and mystery of the Christmas story, one for each day of Advent. Intriguing and uplifting, these poems are graced not only by illuminating design and gorgeous illustrations but by reflections that poignantly and powerfully connect the ancient world with our own.

About the Authors

Rosemary Hector grew up in Northern Ireland and is a graduate of St Andrews University. She has had texts published in New Writing Scotland, Chapman and Poetry Scotland and is it the author of Knowing Grapes (HappenStance Press, 2014) and Labyrinth (Handsel Press, 2017). She is interested in Scottish writing and visual art, textiles, travel and walking. Rosemary lives in Edinburgh with her husband, Alistair.

Mark Greene spent ten years working in advertising in London and New York and loved it – a fact he is still prepared to admit. He went on to teach Communications and Contemporary Culture at the London School of Theology and is now Director of the London Institute for Contemporary Culture and speaks, tells stories, and writes widely mainly on the joys, trials and surprises of faith in today’s world. Mark grew up Jewish and joyous, and celebrated becoming a Christian in his early twenties.

The bookshop has level access, events are seated and speakers use microphones. If you have any concerns about accessibility, please do get in touch and we will do our best to accomodate your needs. For more information, or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact the Blackwell's Edinburgh events team on 0131 622 8237 or events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk.

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