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Edinburgh lecture Series 2014/2015 "City, Community, Home"

Liz Lochhead

“Language, Community and Confidence”, a poetry reading by Liz Lochhead Scots Makar, or National Poet of Scotland

Liz Lochhead is a poet and playwright – and currently the National Poet of Scotland. Her Selected Poems, A Choosing is available from Polygon/Birlinn Books. She was educated at Glasgow School of Art, she lives in Glasgow and performs and promotes poetry all over the UK and abroad. Liz was awarded an honorary degree from Queen Margaret University in 2005.

This lecture took the form of a poetry reading, a performance rather than a formal lecture. It was a personal, anecdotal, view of the relationship between Scots, Scots English, ‘dialect’ and ‘Standard English’ -- lavishly illustrated by poems and monologues and voices from a veteran performer of her own work.

When: Wednesday 30th April 2014

Time: 6pm

Where: National Galleries (Hawthornden Lecture Theatre), Princes Street, Edinburgh

The lecture can be viewed below.



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