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The Edinburgh Bookshop

An Evening of Poetry with Anne Pia, Jay Whittaker and Helen Boden

FREE Event This is a live, in-person event. Location: The Edinburgh Bookshop, 219 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4DH Join us for an evening filled with poetry with three of Edinburgh's finest poets, Anne Pia, Helen Boden and Jay Whittaker as they read us some of their work.

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An Evening of Poetry with Anne Pia, Jay Whittaker and Helen Boden
An Evening of Poetry with Anne Pia, Jay Whittaker and Helen Boden

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13 Jul 2023, 19:00 – 20:30 BST

The Edinburgh Bookshop, 219 Bruntsfield Pl, Edinburgh EH10 4DH, UK

About The Event

FREE Event

This is a live, in-person event.

Location: The Edinburgh Bookshop, 219 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4DH

Join us for an evening filled with poetry with three of Edinburgh's finest poets, Anne Pia, Helen Boden and Jay Whittaker as they read us some of their work.

About the Poets

Dr Anne Pia grew up in Bruntsfield and lives in Edinburgh. After a long and happy career in Education, Anne turned her attention to writing. Her poems and essays have been widely published in print and online and has won several prizes including the Premio Flaiano Italianistica: La Cultura Italiana nel Mondo- for her Memoir "Language of my Choosing in 2018, the Crawford Gallery, Cork, Flash Fiction Competition 2021. In 2022 she was invited to join the Judging panel for the Scottish National Book Awards. Her latest poetry collection, Dragons Wear Lipstick her poetry pamphlet was published by Dreich in November 2022.

Helen Boden grew up in Yorkshire and lives on the edge of Edinburgh. Her collection A Landscape To Figure In, a book about place and identity, was published by Red Squirrel Press in 2021 and selected for Creative Scotland / Scottish Book Trust's Debut Lab in 2022. She works as an independent Literature professional across a broad range of social, environmental, educational & cultural settings.Widely published in poetry magazines and anthologies, she also enjoys collaborations with visual artists.

Edinburgh-based Jay Whittaker writes irreverent, unsentimental poems that demystify mortality, illness and loss with hope and wit. She has published two poetry collections with Cinnamon Press, Sweet Anaesthetist (2020) and Wristwatch, which won Poetry Book of the Year in Scotland's National Book Awards 2018. Jay is widely published (credits include Poetry Review, The North, Butcher's Dog, The Rialto and the Bloodaxe anthology, Staying Human).

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