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Edinburgh International Book Festival online tonight Suzanne Bonnar & Joy Harjo with Jackie Kay 7pm BST

The 2020 Edinburgh International Book Festival continues online until Monday 31 August. The programme, made up of over 140 events for adults, families and children, offers both live and pre-recorded conversations featuring leading writers, poets and participants from around the world.


Thu 20 Aug 19:00 – 20:00 The New York Times Main Theatre Online Free, online
Suzanne Bonnar & Joy Harjo with Jackie Kay
Sponsored by
British Council
Following the runaway success of her brilliant lockdown project Makar to Makar, beloved poet Jackie Kay joins us for a celebration of the boundless (and borderless) power of poetry.

In this very special Book Festival event, the Scots Makar is joined by US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, the first Native American to hold the position, for a poignant reflection on what it means to be the artistic voice of a nation.

Get ready for warmth and wit as well as political and emotional gut-punches, in an evening of winding tales and terrific poetry — topped off with glorious songs from Scotland’s own Suzanne Bonnar.

This is a pre-recorded event. More info to book.

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