A Highland Romance: Poetry performance by Jen Hadfield

Linlithgow Palace by J.M.W. Turner
Linlithgow Palace by J.M.W. Turner
Thursday 10 October 2013
7.00pm - 8.00pm

Manchester Literature Festival presents this new commission responding to Scottish art.

 Arran (Across Kilbrannan Sound) by Henry Moore

Linlithgow Palace,  J.M.W. Turner

Poet Jen Hadfield has been commissioned by Manchester Literature Festival to respond to Manchester Art Gallery’s new exhibition A Highland Romance: Victorian Views of Scottishness, exploring issues of national identity in the run up to Scotland’s referendum on independence.

Jen Hadfield is the author of two critically acclaimed collections of poetry, Almanacs and Nigh-No-Place, which won the TS Eliot Award in 2008. Her startlingly original work has been greatly influenced by the landscape and language of the Shetland Islands where she has lived for the past six years. At this unique event she will read her commissioned poems against the backdrop of the art that inspired her.

This is event is free but places are limited so please book:


You may also like to take part in a writing workshop (£15/12) led by Jen Hadfield on Saturday 12 October 11am - 4pm, click here for details.

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