This Thursday, 4th February 2016, LJMU English’s Professor Glenda Norquay will be giving a talk on Scottish women’s poetry at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh. Many of the strongest voices in Scottish poetry today are those of women, yet only 40 years ago, successful female poets were marginal figures.

Liz Lochhead
Liz Lochhead

Glenda, who is currently taking up a prestigious Visiting Research Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, will discuss the emergence of women writers from the 1970s onwards.

In the second part of the evening, poet Liz Lochhead shares her memories of the Scottish poetry scene in the 1970s, in conversation with Colin Waters.

Tickets for the event ‘From Renaissance to Referendum: Women’s Voices in Modern Scottish Poetry’, which are free, can be booked here.

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