Poetry Platform

Em Strang, Hamish MacDonald and Diana Hendry

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Adult £15, Under 18’s £5 (includes a sandwich lunch)

11.30am-1.30pm, Saturday 15th September 2018

The Little Theatre, King Street, Nairn

** ALTHOUGH THE ONLINE SYSTEM IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT, TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE - Please contact Nairn Community & Arts Centre - (01667 453476) to purchase your ticket.


Em Strang

Em is a poet, editor and prison tutor. Her writing preoccupations are with ‘nature’, spirituality and the relationship between the human and nonhuman. Em will be reading from Bird-Woman (Shearsman, 2016), which was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Best First Collection Prize and won the 2017 Saltire Poetry Book of the Year Award.

“Em Strang’s poems are shamanic, in that they restore to us abandoned mythologies.”
Jen Hadfield


Hamish MacDonald

Hamish MacDonald recently completed his tenure as the first Scots Scriever, a two year writer's residency with the National Library of Scotland to enhance understanding of the Scots Language. Published in poetry and fiction, Hamish is also a playwright whose work has been staged throughout Scotland and abroad, leading to collaborations in such far afield locations as Sweden, Ukraine and Iran.

Active on the live poetry scene he brings an energetic presence to the stage, performing on open mic platforms and at festivals, reaching the Scottish Slam Poetry Championship finals in 2016 and 2017. He was the first Robert Burns Writing Fellow for Dumfries and Galloway Arts Association 2003-2006. He has recently been working with St Andrews University on the translation of a poetic testimony on the Porajmos, the genocide of Roma people in Eastern Europe during World War 2.

Diana Hendry

Diana Hendry has published seven poetry collections. She’ll be reading from her latest, The Watching Stair (Worple Press). Diana’s written many books for children winning both a Whitbread Award and a Costa short-listing. She has been a writer in residence at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Edinburgh University and recently co-editor of New Writing Scotland.

Diana Hendry photo: Gerry Cambridge