- Gerda will be presenting her new poetry collection, TOMORROW's Feast (Luath Press, 2023), at the Edinburgh International
Book Festival, on Friday 18th August, 2023, 10.15am:
"...ambitious and expansive... near-perfect metaphor... uncompromisingly specific and achingly timeless." The Scotsman
Gerda will be reading alongside the American poet JL Williams, who will be presenting her new poetry collection, ORIGIN.
- Gerda's latest poetry collection, TOMORROW'S FEAST, is just out, published by Luath Press, 2023:
- Gerda's latest book, LETTING GO (a collection of short stories this time), will be published by LUATH PRESS on 15th November, 2021.Luath press
"Brave and vibrant." James Robertson
"Wonderfully compassionate creation of characters, their interactions, and evocation of place and landscape." Vicki Feaver
A wonderful collection, the stories strong, the writing pitch perfect. Full of warmth and humour, gloriously affirmative, achingly bittersweet. Alan Spence.
- During lockdown, I was commissioned by the St Magnus International Festival to direct a film of George Mackay Brown's play THE STORM WATCHERS, to mark Mackay Brown's centenary (17th October, 2021).
Several screenings of the film are scheduled:
National Poetry Day: at the William Soutar Theatre in Perth on 7th Oct, 2021, as part of the launch of a book of poetry and prose BEYOND THE SWELKIE (published by Tippermuir Books), in which Gerda has an essay about the making of the film. Tickets available here:
THE STORM WATCHERS will be screened at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, 17th October, 2021, 4pm.
Gerda will also be reading at the same venue the same evening, as part of the Open Hearth event, to celebrate George Mackay Brown:
Tickets can now be purchased from the following links or over the phone on (+44) 131 556 9579.
The Storm Watchers: sisf.online.red61.co.uk and
Open Hearth: sisf.online.red61.co.uk
In May, 2021, Gerda's acclaimed poetry collection QUINES: Poems in Tribute to Women of Scotland, was published in Rome by Edizioni Ensemble in an Italian translation by Laura Maniero: edizioniensemble.it
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