08 Jul

Celtic Commonwealth – Gaelic poetry and literature from Canada and Scotland

19:00 — 21:00
Woodlands Centre, Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway

Celtic Commonwealth A celebration of Gaelic poetry and literature from Canada and Scotland. An evening of poetry and music, with readings by the current holder of the Scottish Bardic Crown, the Canadian poet Lewis Mackinnon; Meg Bateman, respected Gaelic poet and scholar and Lewis poet and singer Babs MacGregor, whose work featured in the anthology These Islands We Sing.

Part of the 2014 Commonwealth Culture Programme.

A series of free evening literature events by Scottish PEN which unites Commonwealth and Scottish writers along the route of the Queens Baton Relay across Scotland. Every event will examine a movement in Commonwealth history and allow the authors to discuss their relative works. This project is supported by the 2014 Commonwealth Games Culture funding from Creative Scotland.