Two writers – one from Scotland, one from Ireland – celebrated for depictions of the natural world come together for two unique readings in the shadow of the mounting ecological
Two writers – one from Scotland, one from Ireland – celebrated for depictions of the natural world come together for two unique readings in the shadow of the mounting ecological crisis.
Greig will read from his Scottish non-fiction classic At the Loch of the Green Corrie (2010) and other work. Agee will read from Blue Sandbar Moon (2018), whose poems and prose are set in Ireland, Scotland and the Adriatic.
One of Scotland’s best-known writers, Andrew Greig is the author of nine collections of poetry, eight works of fiction, and four books of non-fiction. He divides his time between Edinburgh and the Orkneys.
“Greig deals with high-risk situations – from mountaineering to love – and is particularly good at preserving the gamut of feelings involved in rites of passage: high endeavour, commitment, holding back, drift, release.”
– Edwin Morgan, poet
Chris Agee is the author of four collections of poetry. His third collection, Next to Nothing, was shortlisted in Britain for the 2009 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. He divides his time between Ireland, Scotland and Croatia.
On Blue Sandbar Moon:
“I think it is a monumental work ranging across both the European landscape and the deepest inner worlds.”
– David Park, novelist
This event must be booked beforehand. Tickets are £6 each.