Islay Book Festival: Poetry Walk with Alycia Pirmohamed

Poetry Walk with Alycia Pirmohamed

Nature is at the centre of Alycia Pirmohamed’s writing, so what could be better than listening to her reading from her poetry while immersing yourself in our island’s beautiful natural landscape? This is what we are offering with this event in collaboration with the Islay Natural History Trust. Alycia will read poems from her collection Another Way to Split Water, while a member of the Trust’s staff will highlight the flora and fauna encountered during this gentle 1-hour walk. Cakes and drinks will be available to purchase from the Burnside Lodge cake cupboard in Port Wemyss at the end of the walk!

Alycia Pirmohamed is the author of the poetry collection Another Way to Split Water (Polygon Books). Her nonfiction debut A Beautiful and Vital Place won the 2023 Nan Shepherd Prize for nature writing and is forthcoming with Canongate. Alycia currently teaches on the Creative Writing Master’s Degree at the University of Cambridge. She is the co-founder of the Scottish BPOC Writers Network and a co-organiser of the Ledbury Poetry Critics, and the recipient of several awards including a Pushcart Prize, the CBC Poetry Prize, and the 2020 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award.

Tickets: £10 (includes a £5 donation to INHT)

Places are limited; advance booking is essential.

Please note this event is not included in the multi-session pass.

Do get in touch if you have additional needs or mobility issues we could assist with.

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Sunday 01 Sep 2024
The Rhinns Hall, Portnahaven. United Kingdom