Liz Lochhead at Topping & Co, Edinburgh


A Handsel: New & Collected Poems

Liz’s debut collection, Memo for Spring (1972), was a landmark publication which sold more than 5,000 copies. Writing at a time when the landscape of Scottish poetry was male dominated, hers was a fresh, new voice, tackling subjects that resonated with readers – as it still does. Her poetry paved the way, and inspired, countless new voices including Ali Smith, Kathleen Jamie, Jackie Kay and Carol Ann Duffy.

Join Topping & Company to celebrate the release of A Handsel: New and Collected Poems by Scotland’s second modern Makar, succeeding Edwin Morgan in 2011. Motherwell-born, Liz studied at the Glasgow School of Art, where she started to seriously consider writing as a career prospect.Still writing and performing today, more than fifty years on from her first book of poetry, Liz Lochhead has been awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Join us in Greenside Church in celebrating the remarkable life of one of Scotland’s finest literary exports.

  • Monday 2 October, 7pm
  • Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB
  • Tickets £10

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Monday 02 Oct 2023
Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, Edinburgh. United Kingdom