9 Ticket £20.00. Concession £18.00.
June 17, 2023 at 5:30pm. Duration: 80 MINUTES
The Writing Room, Kirkwall Hotel, Harbour St, Kirkwall KW15 1LE
Gerda Stevenson Poet
Tomorrow’s Feast is Stevenson’s third poetry collection. It is a tribute to families everywhere, particularly the next generation, who will inherit the global legacy of climate change, war and migration. It includes a virtuosic contemporary retelling in verse of Coleridge’s epic poem THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER, set during the current refugee crisis.
‘A collection by Gerda Stevenson is always a literary event of significance. She is a visionary who sings the world alive.’ Menna Elfyn.
‘Tomorrow’s Feast is a collection of striking compassion, always pitch-perfect, entirely life-affirming, finding grace in the most extreme situations. There is also a delight in words, and a streak of black humour. It is a tour de force.’ Meg Bateman.
Gerda Stevenson, author of the acclaimed QUINES, is an award-winning writer, actor, theatre director and singer-songwriter. She has worked on stage, television, radio, film and in opera, throughout the UK and abroad. She is a recipient of Creative Scotland writers’ bursaries, and winner of the YES Arts Festival Poetry Challenge and the Robert Tannahill Poetry Prize. She has written extensively for radio, including original plays and dramatisations of Scottish novels. A seasoned performer, she won a BAFTA Best Film Actress award for her role in Margaret Tait’s feature film Blue Black Permanent, and is the founder of Stellar Quines, Scotland’s leading women’s theatre company.
Ticket includes a glass of wine or soft drink.