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EIBF 2019: Whaur Extremes Meet

  • Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre Edinburgh International Book Festival Charlotte Square Gardens Edinburgh, EH2 4DR (map)

Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019. For the full programme, please visit

Between Burns Night in 2016 and 2017, poets Andy Jackson and Brian Johnstone ran an online national soul-searching project. Each week, they shared two Scottish poems on either side of a theme, charting the complexities of Scotland’s psyche. They join us to talk abut Scotia Extremis, the printed result — a compendium of poems which reverberates with the joys and tensions underpinning the national character, with readings from poets including Robert Crawford, Christine De Luca, Vicki Feaver, James Robertson and Ian Stephen.

Part of the Stories that Make Scotland series of events.

Tickets are £8/£6 concession, and are available from the EIBF event page here.

Earlier Event: 11 August
Oor Big Braw Cosmos
Later Event: 14 August
EIBF 2019: Hamish Matters