KATHLEEN JAMIE launches The Bonniest Companie, followed by a ceilidh, bar and stovies, at the 19th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair

KATHLEEN JAMIE  launches The Bonniest Companie, followed by a ceilidh, bar and stovies, at the 19th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair  

Thursday 29 October 2015 at 8.00pm

Out of the Blue Drill Hall
30-38 Dalmeny Street

Admission Free! Donations Welcome!

All Welcome!

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In her extraordinary new collection, Kathleen Jamie examines her native Scotland - a country at once wild and contained, rural and urban - and her place within it. In the author's own words: '2014 was a year of tremendous energy in my native Scotland, and knowing I wanted to embrace that energy and participate in my own way, I resolved to write a poem a week, and follow the cycle of the year.' The poems also venture into childhood and family memory - and look to ahead to the future. The Bonniest Company is visionary response to a year shaped and charged by both local and global forces, and will stand as a remarkable document of our times. 

KATHLEEN JAMIE was born in the west of Scotland in 1962. Her poetry collection The Tree House (Picador, 2004), won both the Forward Prize and the Scottish Book of the Year Award. Mr and Mrs Scotland are Dead was shortlisted for the 2003 International Griffin Prize. Kathleen Jamie’s non-fiction books include the highly regarded Findings and Sightlines. She is Chair of Creative Writing at Stirling University, and lives with her family in Fife.