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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Details of Readings at St John's Church, Edinburgh, August 2011

The Golden Thread of Poetry August 2011

The hall/café St John's Church west end of Princes Street Edinburgh

All readings begin at 2 pm

Tessa Ransford will read some poems and introduce golden thread poets each afternoon, all from Scotland beyond Edinburgh. We offer an hour of beauty that is truth and truth that is also beauty. We will be joined by singer-songwriter Toby Mottershead of Black Diamond Express

Enjoy artistic integrity and contemporary relevance, archetypal and topical. Our books are for sale in the Cornerstone Bookshop below the church. All are freely welcome.

Donations welcome

Tuesday 9th August

Walter Perrie and Willie Hershaw: they will together launch lyrics and poems on nature, culture and religion from their collaborative new publications by Fras

Thursday 11th August

Morelle Smith: her poetry addresses the inner and outer journey

Alexander Hutchison: revisiting Inchcolm and other 'dear-known sites'

(as David Jones called them)

Lesley Harrison: her poems explore remote lonely landscapes and ways of living in them

Tuesday 16th August

Morgan Downie: original and evocative island and seascape poems

Rosie Alexander: a young poet living in Orkney with a gentle and intelligent talent

Nalini Paul: her new book Slokt by Sea reaps a rich harvest from her year in Orkney

Thursday 18th August

Lesley Duncan: her poems take in acute observations on Scottish history,

local Stirling themes including 'Leonardo Ponders Scotland'!

Anne Murray: her well-made poems include sonnets from travels in the Holy Land

Tuesday 23rd August

Tessa Ransford

Iyad Hayatleh

We have been working together on poems inspired by the Five Pillars of Islam, translating each other's poems. The resulting book is entitled A Rug of a Thousand Colours

Thursday 25th August

Hazel Buchan Cameron: a Scottish voice, modern, feisty and full of surprises

Dawn Wood: a poet-scientist, a persuasive and highly distinctive talent

Patricia Ace: poems on family relationships and nature from Crieff-based yoga teacher and writer

We are grateful to our personal sponsor

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