Celebrating the Life and Work of Joan Lingard
- Wed 23 Aug 19:00 - 20:00
- Spark Theatre
Attend in person
Joan Lingard wrote over 60 books for adults and children, including her beloved YA Kevin and Sadie series set in Belfast during the Troubles. Her death in 2022 was met with great sadness here in Scotland and internationally. Beyond writing, Lingard was also an engaged cultural contributor: a member of the Scottish Arts Council, Scottish PEN, and a founding member of both Scottish Writers Against the Bomb, and the original founding group of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. In this event, Joan’s literary agent Lindsey Fraser and colleague Jenny Brown are joined by other contemporaries and admirers, including Theresa Breslin, Alan Taylor, and two of Joan's daughters, Bridget and Jenny England, to celebrate Joan’s amazing life and legacy.