Friday 23rd March 7pm
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TX
Tickets: £12/£10 OR SPECIAL OFFER SPRINGFEST COMBOS
£20/£16 for two events £36/£32 for four events
Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW!
In Person: Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres
By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808
We begin our Springfest weekend with a double bill with a distinctly Scottish flavour…
First we have award-winning poet and essayist Kathleen Jamie, possessing a poet’s eye and a naturalist’s affinity for the wold places of the world . Whether she is following the call of a peregrine in the hills above her home in Fife, sailing into a dark winter solstice on the Orkney islands, or pacing around the carcass of a whale on a rain-swept Hebridean beach, she creates a subtle and modern narrative, peculiarly alive to her connections and surroundings.
Kathleen Jamie was born in the west of Scotland in 1962. She is a poet and essayist. Her poetry collections to date include The Overhaul, (2012) which won the 2012 Costa Poetry Prize, and The Tree House which won the Forward prize. Her non-fiction includes the highly regarded books Findings and Sightlines, both regarded as important contributions to the ‘new nature writing’. Her most recent poetry collection The Bonniest Companie appeared in 2015, and won the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award. Kathleen is Chair of Poetry at Stirling University (part-time). She lives in Fife.