The search for your favourite Edwin Morgan poems
Glaswegians are being asked to nominate their favourite poems by Scotland's national poet, Edwin Morgan - and the most popular choices will be included in a new collection of Morgan's poems, which will be read throughout Glasgow during February 2008.
The book will be the first poetry collection to be chosen for a ‘city read'. Free copies will be distributed throughout the city as the whole of Glasgow will be encouraged to read the same book at the same time, creating a city-wide ‘book club'.
If you'd like to see a particular poem included in the new collection – even if you don't live in Glasgow - you can vote by emailing email@example.com until Monday 4 November, or pick up a voting card at Glasgow libraries. Ian Rankin, Stuart Murdoch, Liz Lochhead and Janice Galloway are among those who have already nominated their favourites.
The ‘Glasgow's Favourite Edwin Morgan Poem' campaign is being run by Aye Write in association with The Herald, and the resulting book will be published by Carcanet and the Scottish Poetry Library.
Aye Write! Bank of Scotland Book Festival 2008
The third annual Aye Write! Bank of Scotland Book Festival takes place between Friday 7 and Saturday 15 March 2008.
Aye Write! celebrates the rich variety of Glaswegian writing and also brings the best of Scottish and international writers to the city. All events take place in Glasgow's magnificent Mitchell Library. The programme includes a fascinating mix of fiction and non-fiction, poetry and prose, talks, debates and workshops. The full programme, ticket hotline and The Glasgow City Read will be launched on 19th January 2008.
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