5.30PM - 6.30PM
Venue: Room A7, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling
Join us for a free poetry reading event organised by the School of Arts & Humanities.
William Letford from Stirling has worked as a roofer, on and off, since he was fifteen years old. He has received a New Writer’s Award from the Scottish Book Trust and an Edwin Morgan Travel Bursary. The latter allowed him to spend three months in the mountains of northern Italy helping to restore a medieval village. His first collection Bevel was an instant success, the Guardian calling it a collection of “transcendental insight”. (Find out more at http://stir.ac.uk/br)
Janani Ambikapathy was raised in Kolkata and is currently spending three months in Stirling as a Charles Wallace Fellow. Her work has been published in India, and she is increasingly becoming known in the UK. The Rialto magazine included her as one of its “Poets to watch out for under the age of 35”.
Professor Kathleen Jamie – chair in creative writing at the University and an award-winning poet in her own right – said: “We’re delighted to have secured readings from William and Janani. The event is free to attend and open to the public. I hope people will come along and hear these two, refreshing and emergent voices perform some of their work. There’s no need to book places, just turn up.”
Photograph of William Letford by Seppi Preston
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