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Last Thursdays Poetry Evening: Em Strang

Last Thursdays are back!

Our regular poetry evenings are rekindled as the nights lengthen, with our first guest, Em Strang, who will join us via Zoom to read her poems. The event will be hosted online by Taigh Chearsabhagh. Recording of the event here”

Em Strang is a poet, novelist, mentor, workshop facilitator, and founder of Scottish charity, Three Streams. She has a PhD in Creative Writing (ecological poetry) from the University of Glasgow. Her writing preoccupations are with ‘nature’ (birds and horses feature in almost all her poems) and spirituality; in particular, what does it mean to be human during an era of unprecedented ecological, social and economic crises? She is particularly interested in embodied practice: how breath, movement and voice inform and engage both writer and audience.

Em’s first collection, Bird-Woman, was published by Shearsman in 2016. It was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Best First Collection Prize, and won the Saltire Poetry Book of the Year. Her second collection, Horse-Man, came out with Shearsman in September 2019. Her novel, QUINN, which explores incarceration, male violence and radical forgiveness. will be published by Oneworld in 2022.

Over the past decade, she has taught Creative Writing in schools, universities and prisons, and continues to perform her poetry at venues across the UK, and will be leading Places of Significance, a creative writing workshop for Taigh Chearsabhagh on Saturday 2nd October, 10:30am-12:30pm.

Taigh Chearsabhagh would like to thank Live Literature Scotland for their support.