Mandy Reading at Edinburgh Book Festival
Mandy is reading her tribute poem, 'A Passion for Assynt', at an event celebrating the poetry of Norman MacCaig at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Mandy's poem is a response to Norman MacCaig's long poem 'A Man in Assynt', answering some of the rhetorical questions it raises about land ownership in Assynt.
She will also be reading favourite MacCaig poems about Assynt, with poet Douglas Dunn and Lilias Fraser from the Scottish Poetry Library.
Mandy says, 'I'm so delighted that the biggest and most prestigious of all the book festivals is joining in the celebration of the centenary of Norman MacCaig and I'm very proud to be taking part. I'll be heading south with a sprig of Assynt heather, and giving voice to poems inspired by this place, where MacCaig revelled for so many years at this time of year.'
The event is in Charlotte Square at 3.30 on Tuesday 17 August 2010, and you can read more and buy tickets here.