The Kathleen Jamie Session (reading from and discussing her work)
What: Distinguished Scottish poet and writer of non-fiction Kathleen Jamie will be reading from and discussing her work
When: Thursday, 4 October, 6.00 pm.
Where: Old Library at Pembroke College
All are welcome to this free event, but to reserve a place please email Mark Wormald on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathleen Jamie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Stirling. She has been publishing for more than thirty years, and and was hailed in the 1990s as one of the New Generation Scottish poets. Travel has often informed her work, notably in her account of her visits to the mountains of the Eastern Karakoram, Among Muslims. Widely admired as one of the finest exponents of what is sometimes called ‘the new Nature Writing’, she writes with what Robert Louis Stevenson calls ‘a strong Scots accent of the mind’. Her collections of poetry include The Tree House, Jizzen, This Weird Estae, The Overhaul, Waterlight and The Bonniest Companie. Her Selected Poems will be published in October.
She is also the author of the acclaimed non-fiction essays Findings: Essays on the Natural and Unnatural World (2006) and Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World (2012); a third collection of essays, Surfacing, is due in 2019. Among the many awards her work has received, The Bonniest Companie, a book of poems written throughout the year of the Referendum on Scottish independence, was named The Saltire Scottish Book of the Year, and Sightlines won the Orion Book Award in 2014. In 2017 she received the Royal Geographic Society Ness Award, ‘for creative writing at the confluence of travel, nature and culture.'