A Celebration of Poetry from Scotland and the Middle East with Yousef Al-Khatib, Iyad Hayatleh, Jila Peacock and Tessa Ransford, in Edinburgh, Scotland

A Celebration of Poetry from Scotland and the Middle East with Yousef Al-Khatib, Iyad Hayatleh, Jila Peacock and Tessa Ransford , in Edinburgh, Scotland

Tuesday 16 March 2010

Time:
Registration: 6.30pm-7pm. Event: 7pm-9pm.

Venue:
Word Power Books
43-45 West Nicolson Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9DB
Scotland

Admission Free!
 
All Welcome!

Chair: Robert Alan Jamieson.

This evening of poetry will include readings by Youssef Al-Khatib, translator, freelance journalist and largely unpublished poet from Lebanon, living and working in Edinburgh; Iyad Hayatleh, a Palestinian refugee poet who was born and grew up in a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, and living in Glasgow since 2000; Jila Peacock, born in Iran, moving to Glasgow in 1990, and although primarily a painter and printmaker published Ten Poems from Hafez in May 2006; and Tessa Ransford, past President and committee member of Scottish PEN. She is an established poet, translator, literary editor and cultural activist having also worked as founder and Director of the Scottish Poetry Library.