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EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL NEW YEAR WINTER SOLSTICE EVE WITH POET JACKIE KAY

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112-114 Windsor Street

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL NEW YEAR DUE TO ILLNESS. WE WILL BE SENDING OUT THE NEW DATE ASAP! KEEP AN EYE OUT ON OUR WEBSITE www.squashliverpool.co.uk

CHEERS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE!

On the eve of the Winter Solstice, we are honoured to be joined by the celebrated poet Jackie Kay; the Scots Makar (National Poet for Scotland) for an evening of poetry, reflection, and ritual.

Gathering light on the shortest days of the year, we welcome Jackie’s unique, courageous voice. Her respect for themes historic and perennial is her commitment that poetry can communicate and help us face the facts of the day.

“A towering literary figure unafraid to address issues such as race, gender and sexuality head on, but with affection for the human condition.” (Guardian)

Jackie Kay was born and brought up in Scotland. Her first book of poetry, THE ADOPTION PAPERS (Bloodaxe) won the Forward Prize, a Saltire prize and a Scottish Arts Council Prize. FIERE was shortlisted for the COSTA award and her novel TRUMPET won the Guardian Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the IMPAC award. RED DUST ROAD (Picador) won the Scottish Book of the Year Award, and the LONDON BOOK AWARD, and was shortlisted for the JR ACKERLEY prize. Her third collection of short stories, REALITY, REALITY, was praised by The Guardian as ‘rank[ing] among the best of the genre'. She was awarded an MBE in 2006, and made a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002. Her book of stories WISH I WAS HERE won the Decibel British Book Award. Her most recent poetry collection, BANTAM, was published in 2017 to critical acclaim. She is Chancellor of the University of Salford and Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University.

Part of Food for Real: celebrating art, food and togetherness this WINTER season

At SQUASH, 112 - 114 Windsor Street, Liverpool, L8 8EQ

To book your tickets and to discover all WINTER events visit www.squashliverpool.co.uk

or call us on 0151 7077897

For updates check instagram via @squashliverpool or twitter via @squashliverpool

This event is generously funded by Liverpool City Council, Peoples Health Trust and is supported by the members and patrons of Squash.


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