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Luath Press Poets - Magi Gibson, Christie Williamson, Hugh McMillan
Thu 20 April 2017, 19:30 – 20:30 BST
Luath Press Poets April 20th 7.30 pm. Three poets from the length of Scotland will entertain in English, Shetlandic and Scots. Hugh McMillan is from Galloway, Christie Williamson is from Shetland, though he now lives in Glasgow, as does Magi Gibson, who will launch her new book ‘Washing Hugh MacDiarmid’s socks’. All are award winners, and excellent performers of their own work.
Christie Williamson spent his formative years in Yell, the second biggest island in Shetland, and writes in English and the Shetland dialect. He now lives in Glasgow. His Shetland dialect translations of poems by Federico Garcia Lorca published under the title ‘Arc o Möns’, won the Callum Macdonald Memorial Prize in 2010. ‘Oo an Feddirs’ was his first full collection published in 2014.
Hugh McMillan is an award winning poet who lives in Dumfries and Galloway. He has been published, broadcast and anthologised widely over the last 30 years. His last book, his selected poetry ‘Not Actually being in Dumfries’ was published in 2015.
Magi Gibson is an award winning poet and successful creative writing tutor. As well as having had three full-length collections of poetry published, she has written three novels for older children, published by Puffin. She was the first Makar (Poet Laureate) of the City of Stirling in 500 years. Her latest book ‘Washing Hugh MacDiarmid’s socks’ was published in April 2017.