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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 Mandy Haggith 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.

Poetry evening with Mandy Haggith

As part of our Book Week Scotland 2021 programming, environmental poet Mandy Haggith, will read live at Taigh Chearsabhagh to mark COP26 on Saturday evening at 7.30pm. The communal ‘add a line’ poem as created by visitors to Taigh Chearsabhagh will also be read out by Mandy.

A keen sailor, Mandy Haggith lives in Assynt, and teaches literature and creative writing at the University of the Highlands and Islands. She has four published poetry collections, a tree poetry anthology, a non-fiction book and five novels including an Iron Age historical trilogy, The Stone Stories.

This will be a combined socially distanced live event in the café at Taigh Chearsabhagh with a concurrent Zoom event for people who would prefer to attend online. Please book a ticket before the beginning of the event to help us with capacity limits and social distancing, or to receive the Zoom invitation.

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.