A Bird is Not a Stone readings, launches and other events…
10th June 2015 Palestine Unlocked, Oxford. Poet Ellen Mcateer, co-editor Sarah Irving joined by Rawan Yaghi for a reading and discussion of the poetry in A Bird is Not a Stone. The Storytelling Museum, FB event here.
11th October 2014. Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival event featuring poets from A Bird is Not a Stone. St Andrews. Details TBA.
22nd August 2014. East Oxford Community Centre, 7.30-9.30pm. Organised by Back Room Poets. Featuring poets Maya Abu al-Hayyat, Zuhair Abu Shaib and Henry King, with editor Henry Bell and translator Abla Oudeh.
21st August 2014. The Brink, Liverpool, 7pm. Fundraiser for medical relief for Gaza (by collection at the end of the event), with Maya Abu al-Hayyat, Harry Giles, Magi Gibson, Abla Oudeh and Henry Bell, plus local musicians.
20th August 2014 Tron Theatre, Glasgow, 7.30pm. With Maya Abu al-Hayyat, Zuhair Abu Shaib, Liz Lochhead, Christine de Luca and more tbc! Tickets £5/£3 concessions
20th August 2014 Glasgow Women’s Library. Maya Abu al-Hayyat and Maggie Gibson. 2.30-4.30pm.
17th August 2014. Palestinian poet Ghazi Hussein reading alongside ABINAS poets Christine de Luca and Rachel McCrum, 3-3.45pm. Liz Lochhead and Abla Oudeh 5-5.30pm. All at Area C Palestinian Cafe, 239 Leith Walk.
Friday 4th July 6.30pm Golden Hare bookshop, Edinburgh – ABINAS co-editor Sarah Irving and poet-contributor Christine de Luca speaking as part of the ‘Burn This Book: Freedom to write/Freedom to Read Literary Salon’. Free, donations to PEN International. More details and booking info here.
Tuesday 3rd June 2014 EDINBURGH LAUNCH at Looking Glass Books featuring translation readings by Donald Adamson, Harry Giles, Rachel McCrum and Ryan van Winkle, and Arabic originals by Abla Oudeh. 6pm, Free, all welcome. Facebook page here.
Monday 2nd June GLASGOW LAUNCH at Tell It Slant, 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6ST, 6pm. More information here.
May 16th 2014 Edge of Words Study Day: Public Space – at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, featuring closing performances from A Bird is Not a Stone poets. Free and open to all, registration closes May 9th. Details here.