Poet Don Paterson reads his work
in the company of Graeme Stephen on guitar
Â£18, under-18s Â£8 (including a welcome drink)
Friday, 13th September 2019 | 8pm-10pm
Nairn Community & Arts Center, King Street, Nairn
Don Paterson was born in Dundee in 1963, and now lives in Edinburgh. He is Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews, and poetry editor
at Picador Macmillan. In 2009 he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. His 40 Sonnets won the 2016 Costa Prize for Poetry, and he has received the Whitbread Poetry Prize, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and all three Forward Prizes.
He is the only twice-times T. S. Eliot Prize winner.
For years he has worked as a jazz musician and composer. His readings will be accompanied by Graeme Stephen on guitar.
Graeme Stephen was born in Aberdeen and has been playing guitar since he was nine. Today he leads and contributes to manifold musical projects in Scotland and overseas, playing a wide array of styles, from free improvised jazz to Scottish folk. Stephen’s composing and improvisational skills make him one of Scotland’s most exciting and prodigious musical talents.
Graeme’s instrument seems more than mere guitar as he employs loop pedals and effects to produce a fully integrated musical language. As a composer he writes music that reflects his diverse musical interests, and has written a significant body of extraordinary film scores.