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Edinburgh with Allan Wright and Gerda Stevenson

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Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh

53 - 62 South Bridge

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EH1 1YS

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Blackwell's is very pleased to be hosting photographer Allan Wright and poet Gerda Stevenson in conversation about their beautiful collaboration Edinburgh.

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A portfolio of images by Scottish award-winning photographer Allan Wright, with a new collection of poems and a personal introduction by Scottish award-winning writer Gerda Stevenson. In this inspiring collection of 87 Edinburgh photographs combined with 22 thought provoking and wittily anarchic new poems - some in Scots - Wright and Stevenson invite the reader to join them, and to make their own personal journey in and around this vibrant European city.

"A stunning tribute to that magnificent old hypocrite, the city of Edinburgh. The combination of Allan Wright's gorgeous photography and Gerda Stevenson's searing poetry hints that the time may be near when Scotland's capital of easy virtue will become an honest and independent woman again." Richard Holloway

Gerda Stevenson is an award-winning writer/actor/director/singer-songwriter. Her drama, prose and poetry are widely performed, broadcast and published, including Federer versus Murray (Salmagundi, USA), If This Were Real (Smokestack Books) published in an Italian translation Se Questo Fosse Vero (Edizioni Ensemble, Rome); Quines: Poems in tribute to women of Scotland, (Luath Press), and Inside & Out: the art of Christian Small (Scotland Street Press) for which she wrote a biographical introduction and poems.

Allan Wright is an award-winning, professional landscape photographer with a prolific output of published material since the 1980s. His work has featured in a catalogue of 17 books to date, reflecting a lifetime spent journeying and adventuring all over his native Scotland, South East Asia, Vietnam and Morocco Libya, Australia and most recently Tasmania. On returning home to Scotland in 2019, he published Vintage Tractors and Scotland’s Islands, before capturing this contemporary insight into the city of Edinburgh.




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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