Anne Pia, Saltire award shortlisted author of Language of My Choosing and Transitory will be at the Newington Library, reading from both her vibrant life-memoir and her new poetry collection.
Language of My Choosing is Anne's colourful life-memoir of growing up in the Italian-Scot community in post World War II Edinburgh. She shares her struggle to bridge the gap between a traditional immigrant way of life and attaining her goal of becoming an independent-minded professional woman. Language of My Choosing was shortlisted for the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award 2017 and is the winner of the 2018 Premio Flaiano di Italianistica Award.
Transitory is Anne's first poetry collection, collating beautifully elegant and honest poems about life and the ongoing state of change that we all inhabit. These intimate poems expose the impact of ourselves on the world, touching on issues of identity, belonging and otherness with honesty and tenderness.
Admission for this event is free and all are welcome. More information for this event will be available from the Newington Library website in August.