Date: Thursday 26th Janaury 2012
Time: 11am – 11.40am
Age group: 9-16
Join the Scottish Makar, Liz Lochhead, National Poet of Scotland for a very special celebration of Robert Burns. Liz will be discussing why Burns means so much to her, as well as treating us to some readings of her own poems featured in her collections Liz Lochhead: Selected Works, Colour of Black and White and Dreaming Frankenstein. The event is suitable for P6-S4 (age 9-16) pupils and fans of Robert Burns, Liz Lochhead or just poetry in general!
Scottish poet and playwright Liz Lochhead was born in Motherwell in 1947. After studying at Glasgow School of Art she taught at art schools in Glasgow and Bristol while working on her poetry. She is a Fellow of Glasgow School of Art, an Honorary Doctor of Letters of Glasgow University, a Fellow of RSAMD and of Glasgow Institute of Art, and is an Honorary President of the Scottish Poetry Library. She was named as Scotland’s Makar in 2011. Liz firmly believes that poetry can transcend age boundaries and enjoys reading her poetry to a wide range of people.
Her poetry collections include Dreaming Frankenstein (Polygon 1984), True Confessions and New Clichés, Bagpipe Muzak, and The Colour of Black and White: Poems 1984–2003. Her plays include Tartuffe, Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off and the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award-winning Medea. Liz Lochhead lives in Glasgow.