Saturday October 20th 7.00 for 7.30
Gerda reads from her acclaimed collection QUINES: Poems in tribute to women of Scotland. Quines charts the role of women in Scottish society and culture from earliest times to our own - queens, politicians, a fish-gutter, scientists, a salt seller, sportswomen (including a whole football team!), artists, and many more. She’ll also talk about the process of creating this work and the origins of its the wide variety of voices.
"…this piercingly challenging and beautiful collection by Gerda Stevenson; reading it bites the heart." Richard Holloway
"Gerda Stevenson’s fabulous Quines
(Luath Press) – a groundbreaker of a book." Jackie Kay, BEST SUMMER BOOKS, 2018, THE OBSERVER.
“Clutch this book of wondrous odes to your bosom – it will gladden your heart, sadden it, but also fill you with pride. What women they were that birthed our Scottish nation and here they are, exquisitely brought to vibrant life, by that contemporary cultural quine, Gerda Stevenson.” Baroness Helena Kennedy QC.
Come and strut your stuff, poetic, musical or theatrical in our acclaimed Fickle Tupperware Bowl of Fate open mic spots.