MELROSE LITERARY SOCIETY
(University of Edinburgh)
From the Wonder Book: Poetry, Place and the Natural World’
TUESDAY, 20th MARCH 7,30 ORMISTON INSTITUTE
Admission £3 for non-members
At our next meeting, on Tuesday 20th March, we will be turning its attention to nature poetry . The speaker will be Jane McKie, a poet and lecturer in creative writing at the University of Edinburgh. Her first book of poetry, in 2007, won the Sundial/Sac prize. Her later work has been described by Liz Winfield as having ‘ bones made of science, philosophy and observation; flesh made of story, myth and history; heart that beats by asking the right questions; and breath made of words forming meaning after meaning’ For our evening, Jane will be reading from her pamphlet From the Wonder Book of Would you believe it (Mariscat Press, 2016) and hoping to engage the audience in a conversation about writing. This should be a most interesting talk and we must hope there is no more disruption caused by unseasonal bad weather.
I must remind you again of the AGM on 10th April. This is an important meeting when you can comment on this season’s activities and make suggestions for the next. We ,are also anxious to recruit more members to the committee to help arrange the programme-b meet speakers and carry out other tasks. Please get in touch with me if you might be interested. The formal part of the meeting will be followed by a members’ evening, the topic of which has still to be decided.