Gerda's two-part radio drama, Room For Refugees, about asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland on Wednesdays 26th April and 3rd May, directed by David Ian Neville - time to be confirmed. The casts include Iranian, Syrian, Iraqui Kurd and Scottish actors.
"Scotland's Heroines": on Wednesday 19th April, Gerda will be reading from her forthcoming poetry collection on Scottish women, at the reception to announce the results of the public vote to select the first heroine to be commemorated in The Hall of Heroes at The National Wallace Monument: http://www.nationalwallacemonument.com/scotlands-heroines/cast-your-vote/
Gerda is the winner of the Robert Tannahill Poetry Prize, 2017. The results were announced on 16th March, at the Lochwinnoch Arts Festival: http://readrawltd.co.uk/poetrycompetition.html
Three poems from Gerda's above-mentioned poetry collection are included in the 2017 Spring issue of Northwords Now (editor Chris Powici).
Poetry reading: Reel To Rattling Reel, 2pm, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Gerda will be reading with Christine De Luca, Aonghas MacNeacail, Kevin McNeill, Alison Miller, curated by Sarah Neely.
As part of International Women's Day, Gerda will be reading her poetry at two events in March:
Events at GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL, 2017:
16th February, 6pm, at the Glasgow Film Festival, in the CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD:
a screening of feature film BLUE BLACK PERMANENT, by the Scottish film-maker/poet/short story writer MARGARET TAIT (cast includes Gerda Stevenson, Celia Imrie, James Fleet and Jack Shepherd):
After the film, at 8.15pm, in the CCA Club Room, there will be a Book Launch: ‘Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait – Poetry, Portraits, Sound and Place’ by Sarah Neely, with readings of and discussion about Margaret Tait's work, with Sarah Neely, Gerda Stevenson and Alison Miller, chaired by Mitch Miller.
Monday 20th February, at 6.45pm, at the Glasgow Film Theatre, a screening of a new film CHARITY, by Kate Davis, the winner of the Margaret Tait Award, narration by Gerda Stevenson.
The above clip kindly provided by BBC, shows the recent documentary film "Building Hope: The Maggie's Centres" for which Gerda did the voice-over, November 2016