Dias de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico for people to honour the deceased with lively celebrations and activities the dead enjoyed in life. Dias de los Muertos recognises death as a natural part of the human experience. Families celebrate the lives of their loved ones by taking fruit, nuts, tequila, sugar skulls and garlands of flowers to the graveyard to entice the spirits out.
Peace charity Dove Tales in partnership with the Scottish Writers’ Centre will honour those who have died in war, whether in current conflicts, or in the historical ones fought by our parents and grandparents. But instead of food and drink, we will be enticing the spirits out with poems, stories and music.
Poets A.C. Clarke and Sheila Templeton will be taking part in readings. The event will be Chaired by Liz Niven.
Liz Niven is one of Scotland's most prolific poets in both Scots and English. She has held writing fellowships all over Scotland and collaborated with artists, photographers, sculptors - and even a water diviner. Liz is one of the few poets to be the subject of a television documentary - her residency at Inverness Airport was recorded in Poet on a Plane.
The event will be followed by an open mic. If you would like to read please submit your work to: firstname.lastname@example.org.