Our weekly blog bringing you news of and links to an array of interesting things we’ve found online, from actors reading poems to online courses to virtual festivals.
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Books from Scotland have a lot of interesting book reviews and online materials, including an Edwin Morgan Special at the moment , as you can see.
How about a free copy of the always excellent Poetry Wales?
Carol Ann Duffy leads British poets creating a ‘living record’ of the time of the pandemic. Major names including Imtiaz Dharker, Jackie Kay and father-and-son poets Ian and Andrew McMillan are documenting the outbreak in verse. Learn more here.
Cuírt International Festival is presenting a digital festival over the weekend of 24th-26th April, featuring some amazing writers including Carolyn Forché, Kei Miller, and Anne Enright to name but a few. Get your free tickets and tune in here.
It’s Edwin Morgan’s 100th Birthday on Monday, April 27 – follow all of the wonderful things the Edwin Morgan Trust has got planned for the centenary here.
BookBound 2020 is a new, online literary festival raising funds in aid of the mental health charity Mind. From 27 April to 3 May 2020, a host of well-known authors and new voices from around the globe will be brought together for a week of online conversations, readings and much more. All events will be free to watch via the BookBound 2020 YouTube channel.