BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND – virtual Taigh Chearsabhagh events

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  • Event Types Arts, Education, Environment, Exhibition, Gaelic, Heritage, Literature, Poetry

Virtual reading events celebrating Book Week Scotland hosted by Pauline Prior-Pitt





Monday 16 November 7.30pm

Vilborg Davíðsdóttir, a distinguished Icelandic writer with a background in journalism and ethnology, is the author of a trilogy of novels about the life of Auður the Deepminded. The books throw a new and unexpected light on the fate and conditions of women in the Viking Age.

Virtual reading and discussion hosted by Pauline Prior-Pitt and artist Meg Rodger whose Auður the Deepminded exhibition is currently installed at Taigh Chearsabhagh

Zoom Link

Tuesday 17 November 7.30pm

portrait of Marjorie Lofti Gill
Marjorie Lofti Gill

Marjorie Lofti Gill is a poet, a seasoned performer of her work and a facilitator of creative writing. She is one one of the 2019 Scottish Book Trust’s Ignite Fellows.  She also founded and runs Open Book, which promotes reading groups for the vulnerable and for adults in the community. She is also the current Chair of Trustees for the Wigtown Book Festival.

A virtual poetry reading hosted by Pauline Prior-Pitt. Funded by Book Week Scotland


Wednesday 18 November 7.30pm

Corona Pamphlet Launch

A new pamphlet of poems and prose written by members of the Uist Writers’ Workshop during the past eight months of isolation. The group kept going using email to group-share our writing on set themes. The virus gave new meanings to familiar words like “test, trace, mask, wave”.

Thursday 19 November 7.30pm

photo of Gerda Stevenson
Gerda Stevenson
photo of Aonghas MacNeacail
Aonghas MacNeacail







We are pleased to welcome Gerda Stevenson back to Taigh Chearsabhagh, and this time she has her husband Aonghas MacNeacail with her; both well known as poets and writers, and Gerda is also a famous actress and singer.

Aonghas will be reading poems and talking about the influence the Isle of Skye has had on his poetry.  Gerda will be telling us more about her latest collection Quines, about Scottish Women who were hidden from history.

A virtual poetry reading hosted by Pauline Prior-Pitt. Funded by Book Week Scotland