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Celebration: Book Week Scotland 2021

Celebration is the theme set for Book Week Scotland 2021. At Taigh Chearsabhagh, we’re celebrating Gaelic and English language poetry. In a nod to COP26, we’ll share poems which celebrate or express concern for our environment.

Free Celebration themed books will be available in the shop for anyone visiting Taigh Chearsabhagh during Book Week.

In the café there will be a collaborative ‘add a line’ poem for visitors to add to all week, with the collated poem to be read out at Saturday evening’s poetry event.

Poets Anne Frater and Peter MacKay will join us via Zoom on Friday at 7.30pm to read their poems in Gaelic, with English translations. Anne and Peter will let us in on their writing process, and their experience in working bilingually. Book your online tickets in advance here.

On Saturday morning from 10.30am, Taigh Chearsabhagh will host an in-person writing workshop led by Pauline Prior-Pitt themed around ideas of celebration. Book your tickets in advance here.

Mandy Haggith, an environmental poet, will read live at Taigh Chearsabhagh to mark COP26 on Saturday evening at 7.30pm. The communal ‘add a line’ poem will also be read out by Mandy. Book your tickets in advance here.