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Poetry evening with Anne Frater & Peter MacKay

As part of Book Week Scotland 2021 programming, 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.

Anne Frater is from Upper Bayble in Lewis. After several years in Glasgow working in the media, she is now back in Lewis as a senior lecturer on the Gaelic degree courses at Lews Castle College UHI. She has published two poetry collections,: Fon t-slige (1995) and Cridhe creige (2017).

Peter Mackay is a poet, lecturer and broadcaster. He has two collections of poems with Acair: Nàdur De (2020) and Gu Leòr (2015). Originally from the Isle of Lewis, he is a lecturer in Literature at the University of St Andrews. 

Please book ahead in order to receive the Zoom invitation for the evening.

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.