The School of Night with former Scots Makar Liz Lochhead in St Andrews

Tuesday 26th July 2016

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
Image of The School of Night with former Scots Makar Liz Lochhead

Join us in celebrating ‘Fugitive Colours‘, the latest collection of one of Scotland’s favourite poets and former Poet Laureate, Liz Lochhead. Including both never-before-seen work as well as poems written during her tenure as Scots Makar, this latest offering promises to be an absolute treat for one and all!

Lochhead’s collection of work spans decades and stretches from poetry to Theatre and beyond. Her many accolades include winning the BBC Scotland Poetry Competition, the Saltire Society’s Book of the Year Award and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2015.

Throughout her career Liz Lochhead has been described variously as a poet, feminist-playwright, translator and broadcaster but has said that ‘when somebody asks me what I do I usually say writer. The most precious thing to me is to be a poet. If I were a playwright, I’d like to be a poet in the theatre.’

‘An inspirational presence in British poetry – funny, feisty, female, full of feeling.’– Carol Ann Duffy



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