Guest Poet: Georgi Gill
Georgi Gill lives, writes and works in Edinburgh where she is Learning Manager at the Scottish Poetry Library. Her poems have been published in Far Off Places, The Interpreter's House and Bare Fiction. She also has two poems in the anthology A New Manchester Alphabet and is currently studying for a Masters degree with Manchester Metropolitan University.
Guest Poet: JL Williams
JL Williams' first collection, Condition of Fire (Shearsman, 2011), was inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses and a journey to the Aeolian Islands. Her second collection, Locust and Marlin (Shearsman, 2014), explores the idea of home and where we come from, and was shortlisted for the 2014 Saltire Society Poetry Book of the Year Award. Our Real Red Selves (Vagabond Poets), a triptych collection featuring Williams and two other Scottish poets exploring themes of war and birth, launched in June 2015.
She has been published in journals including Magma, Stand, Poetry Wales, Edinburgh Review, The Compass and Fulcrum. Her poetry has been translated into Dutch, Spanish, Turkish, Polish, German, French and Greek and she has read/will be reading at international poetry festivals in Scotland, Turkey, Cyprus and Canada. She was selected to take part in the 2015 Jerwood Opera Writing Programme, plays in the poetry and music band Opul and is Programme Manager at the Scottish Poetry Library.
11th August 2016, EDS Gallery, Great King St, Edinburgh EH3 6QW (Edinburgh Fringe Venue 324)
Another Words & Ears On-The-Road event, this time at the EDS Gallery (www.edsgallery.com/) at Edinburgh Fringe. The event has as its backdrop the art installation Beached by Wiltshire sculptor and ceramicist Liz Watts (http://www.lizwatts.co.uk/). Based on Bradford on Avon's regular poem-and-a-pint night, the event will feature two superb Edinburgh poets, JL Williams and Georgi Gill, who will be responding to the sea-and-beach theme of Liz's work in the gallery. There will also be the usual open mic, so bring a poem, story or song to share, or just bring yourself. All performers and listeners welcome.