We are overjoyed to be welcoming one of the leading poets writing in Britain today: the one-and-only Liz Lochhead. Liz' debut collection, _Memo for Spring_ (1972), was a landmark publication which sold more than 5,000 copies. Writing at a time when the landscape of Scottish poetry was male dominated, hers was a fresh, new voice, tackling subjects that resonated with readers - as it still does. Her poetry paved the way, and inspired, countless new voices including Ali Smith, Kathleen Jamie, Jackie Kay and Carol Ann Duffy.
Join us to celebrate the release of _A Handsel: New and Collected Poems_ by Scotland's second modern Makar, succeeding Edwin Morgan in 2011. Motherwell-born, Liz studied at the Glasgow School of Art, where she started to seriously consider writing as a career prospect.Still writing and performing today, more than fifty years on from her first book of poetry, Liz Lochhead has been awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.
Join us in Greenside Church in celebrating the remarkable life of one of Scotland's finest literary exports.
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