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Participants: Kate Clanchy

Kate Clanchy

Kate Clanchy was born in Glasgow, studied in Edinburgh and Oxford and (after several years in London) now lives and works in Oxford.  Her publications include Slattern (1995), winner of the Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Collection and a Somerset Maugham Award, Samarkand (1999), shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize and winner of a Scottish Arts Council Book Award, Newborn (2004) and What Is She Doing Here?: A Refugee's Story (2008).  She also writes for The Guardian and writes and broadcasts on BBC Radios 3 and 4, and The World Service.

StAnza 2009 Events:

Wed 18 March | Festival Launch
First Minister Alex Salmond, poets Bill Manhire & Kate Clanchy, singer Sheena Wellington, Burning Burns with David Mach; music from Ferryport Fiddlers
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

Thu 19 March | The StAnza Discussion
Kate Clanchy, Stephen Scobie, Thomas A Clark, Peter McCarey, David Mach & Alan Riach (chair) discuss homecoming and Scottish identity
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

Thu 19 March | Poetry Centre Stage
Reading: Robert Crawford, Kate Clanchy
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium

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