, Start Time: 11:00 Stromness Parish Church Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3AR
Stewart Conn has been called 'one of Scotland's most skilled and wide-ranging poets'. His work, with its distinctive rhythmic and lyrical qualities, has been widely published, anthologised and translated. Among its settings are the Ayrshire of his boyhood; Glasgow and Edinburgh where he has spent the bulk of his family and working life; the distinctive land and seascapes of the Scottish highlands and western isles; and regions of France and Italy. Time and again, though, its true arena is revealed as the human heart. Bearing this out is his constant probing of the fragility and interplay of our lives and affections, often illuminating these through music and works of art. He lives in Edinburgh and from 2002 to 2005 was the capital's inaugural laureate.
He has appeared at poetry festivals in the UK and abroad, and read on numerous occasions at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. He recently recorded a selection of work for The Poetry Archive.
In this reading, Stewart will be pursuing the themes of his recent volume The Touch of Time.
Approximately 1 hour
Tickets £12 Concessions £9
Ticket includes light refreshments after the event
Stromness Parish Church
Victoria Street KW16 3AR
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