Stewart Conn

Saturday March 2nd 7.00 for 7.30

Stewart Conn grew up in Ayrshire and has for many years lived in Edinburgh.  From 2002-05 he was the city’s inaugural Makar.  Publications include Ghosts at Cockcrow and The Breakfast Room (Bloodaxe Books) and as editor100 Favourite Scottish Poems and 100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems (Luath Press).

He has taken part in Festivals from Aberdeen and Bath to Vilnius and Zagreb and  received  awards from among others The Scottish Arts Council, The Society of Authors and  The Poetry Book Society; and the Institute of Contemporary Scotland’s inaugural Iain Crichton Smith Award for Services to Literature. His pamphlet Estuary was recently published  by the award-winning Mariscat Press.

‘He stands among the indispensible poets of modern Scotland’ Douglas Dunn

‘He is one of our finest poets.’
George Mackay Brown (The Scotsman)