14 Festival Poet: Jackie Kay

, Start Time: 11:00, End Time: 12:00 Orkney Theatre The Meadows, Kirkwall KW15 1QN

Jackie Kay - (c) Mary McCartney

Jackie Kay is well known as a poet, playwright, novelist and broadcaster. She is currently Scotland’s Makar the role created by the Scottish Government in 2004 as a National Poet for Scotland. Jackie’s first collection of poetry, The Adoption Papers, was published in 1991 and was awarded the Forward Prize, Saltire Award and Scottish Book Council Award. Since then, she has written six outstanding collections including Off Colour, Life Mask and Fiere, three collections of short stories and the acclaimed memoir Red Dust Road. Her debut novel Trumpet, a beautiful multi-voiced account of the life of a transgender jazz musician, won the Guardian Fiction Prize and was recently reissued as a Picador Classic with a foreword by Ali Smith. Currently the Chancellor of the University of Salford, Jackie is working on her second novel.

Tickets £20 Concessions £15

Duration 1 Hour 15 minutes


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The Meadows KW15 1QN

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