Edwin Morgan: A Centenary Celebration of Scotland’s Great Poet

Mon 31 Aug 19:00 - 20:00

The New York Times Main Theatre Online

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Edwin Morgan: A Centenary Celebration of Scotland’s Great Poet

Almost exactly ten years ago, on 17 August 2010, an eerie hush fell on the Edinburgh International Book Festival as word spread around Charlotte Square Gardens that one of the most significant poets of the 20th century, Edwin Morgan, had died. The commemorative event we threw for him just a few days later was among the most emotional celebrations the Festival has ever seen – a clear sign of Morgan’s profound significance for Scottish writers and readers at the time.

But what is perhaps more remarkable is that over the ten years since his death, Morgan’s influence, far from waning, has become even greater. This year he would have been 100 years old.

In this celebration of Morgan’s life and work we gather together some of Scotland’s writers and poets who continue to draw inspiration from his ideas. Through music, readings and reflections on Morgan’s life, this event invites you on a beautiful journey into the mind of a Scottish poetic genius.

This is a live event.

Part of our The Power of Poetry series of events.

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