Events

  • 23 August, 2022

    Edinburgh Book Festival, Baillie Gifford Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF

    Ted Hughes Award-winning poet Hollie McNish’s irreverent book, Slug, brings a focus on diverse topics including grief, the body and anti-masturbation pants. Joelle Taylor’s C+nto & Othered Poems won the 2021 T S Eliot Prize for its examination of the art and protest of butch counterculture. What happens when you combine two earth-shaking poets who recognise no limits and fear no taboos? Find […]

  • 24 August, 2022

    Edinburgh Book Festival, Castle View Studio, Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF

    Take control of your own narrative with award-winning poet and performer Joelle Taylor. LGBTQIA+ literature is thriving, and this workshop shows you how to take personal experience and perspectives to create new forms of poetry. Using techniques developed to write her T S Eliot Prize-winning C+nto & Othered Poems as well as Songs My Enemy Taught Me, Taylor helps you explore the relationship […]

  • 28 August, 2022

    Edinburgh Book Festival, Baillie Gifford Sculpture Court, Edinburgh Book Festival, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9BP

    60 years ago, Algeria won independence from French rule following a bloody eight-year war. Many fled to France to escape violence by both sides, including Faїza Guène’s parents. In Discretion, she deftly explores a generation that remained discreet about harrowing experiences. The novel has inspired today’s performance, directed by its English translator Sarah Ardizzone, with film and photography by Guène, […]