Jackie Kay
An Evening of Poetry

Scotland’s much-loved Makar or Poet Laureate, story-teller, novelist, playwright and memoirist, Jackie Kay reads from her stunning new work, Bantam; a collection of poems that crosses borders in time and place to sing of what connects us, and to lament what divides us. A firm festival favourite, the wonderous, Jackie Kay, will provide a glorious finale.

About the Author
Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh. She is the third modern Makar, the Scottish poet laureate. A poet, novelist and writer of short stories, she has enjoyed great acclaim for her work for both adults and children. She is the author of collections of stories with Picador, Why Don’t You Stop TalkingWish I Was Here, and Reality, Reality; a poetry collection, Fiere;  nd most recently her memoir, Red Dust Road. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University, and lives in Manchester, where she is currently Chancellor of the University of Salford.


Please note: the venue for this event has changed. The event will now take place in the Palmerston Room (St. John’s College), not the Cambridge Union Chamber.

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