16:00 - Jenni Fagan: 'Geillis Duncan Has a Broomstick'
JENNI FAGAN: 'GEILLIS DUNCAN HAS A BROOMSTICK'
Sponsored by the University of Edinburgh
From the multi-award-winning, former Granta Best Young British Novelist, Jenni Fagan tells the story of Geillis Duncan, a teenage girl caught up in the sixteenth century witch trials in the Scottish coastal town of North Berwick.
Jenni Fagan's 3rd collection, The Bone Library examines and interprets all of human life. The poems here respond to broader themes of identity, of place, of love and the unloved.
The Dead Queen of Bohemia: New & Collected Poems
Fifteen-year old Anais Hendricks is smart, funny and fierce, but she is also a child who has been let down, or worse, by just about every adult she has ever met.
As ice water melts into the Atlantic, and vast swathes of people make for the warmer south, Dylan is heading to Scotland, once the home of his late mother and grandmother. Though the weather worsens, his presence brings a new light to daily life, and when the ultimate disaster finally strikes, they'll all be ready.
A new collection written during Jenni's 2017 Outriders trip to the US and in Paris, whilst in residence at Shakespeare & Co, staying in the room in which many poets and writers have spent time.