Edinburgh International Book Festival:
Broadcasted online at 7-8 pm BST (1-2 pm Central US time)
It’s hard to believe that Scots Makar, Jackie Kay’s utterly charming lockdown project is stretching into its fifteenth week! A pioneering guerilla effort to keep words alive in dark times, Makar To Makar sees the beloved Kay throw a new party every Thursday with a carnival of music, poetry and conversation streamed direct into our living rooms.
For her penultimate edition, staged as part of our 2020 online Book Festival, and supported by the National Theatre of Scotland, HOME Manchester and the University of Salford, Kay is joined by US poet laureate Joy Harjo, the first Native American to hold the position, for a poignant reflection on what it means to be the artistic voice of a nation.
Get ready for warmth and wit as well as political and emotional gut-punches, in an evening of winding tales and terrific poetry — topped off with glorious songs from Scotland’s own Suzanne Bonnar.
This is a pre-recorded event.
Part of our The Power of Poetry series of events.