Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 14:00

Christopher Meredith | Writers on the Edge

Three writers explore the joys and challenges of a writing career while living on the edge of the UK – in locations as far apart as Brecon in mid-Wales, rural Northern Ireland and the south mainland of Shetland. Chaired by Donald S Murray, Christopher Meredith and Kerry Buchanan will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of living away from it all – and how speaking the language of these islands influences their lives and writing. How does the minority status Gaelic, Irish and Welsh affect their work? And what impact does that have on communities that still speak in these languages? Christopher Meredith is an award-winning novelist, poet and translator. His ground-breaking first novel, Shifts (Seren 1997), is regarded as a modern classic.  A short novel, Please, and a collection of poems called Still are scheduled to appear simultaneously from Seren Books on the last day of April 2021. This event is hosted by the Society of Authors in Scotland. For further information and to book, visit: www.societyofauthors.org