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A stylised cover that has a variety of shades of pink in the background. The middle ground features a photograph of open books on the right side of the cover. The foreground features a little man with dark brown hair and moustache, he is wearing a light blue jumper and striped orange trousers. He is holding a white sign promoting Book Week Scotland 2021. Behind him is some more pink promotional graphics with three cartoon characters celebrating this event.

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, 15th – 20th November.

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 19th 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 20th 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 20th at 7.30pm. The communal ‘add a line’ poem will also be read out by Mandy. Book your tickets in advance here.