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Do you need a strong constitution to be a national poet

Thursday 9 January, 2020

As it relates to matters consistent with the aims of the Society, we thought you might be interested in the following which comes to us from Dr Catriona Mackie:

I am writing to let you know about a poetry event that will be taking place on Thursday 6th February (6:30pm-8:30pm) at the Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles’, Oxford as part of Oxford Brookes University’s Think Human Festival.

The event, entitled Do you need a strong constitution to be a national poet?, explores the relationship between poetry, law, and cultural identity within the British Islands.

The evening will include poetry readings in Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, and English by Llŷr Gwyn Lewis from Wales, Stacey Astill from the Isle of Man, and Niall O’Gallagher from Scotland, followed by a round-table discussion. Free tickets for this event can be reserved online at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/constitutions-and-poetry-how-writers-relate-to-authority-tickets-81225606977.

Please email me at c.mackie@chester.ac.uk for further information about this event.