Borders and Walls

Saturday 23 November | 14:30-17:30

Dumfries and Galloway Adults Panel Event / Author Reading

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Calling everyone who might be interested in contributing to this rich and wide-ranging debate.

The issue of Borders could not be more topical – debates around Brexit forever with us and the resultant divisions between Northern Ireland and the Republic threatening The Peace Process, Trump's wall, Scotland and Catalonia's quest for self-government, refugees crossing borders to escape famine, global warming, war or repressive regimes – borders between poems and their translations, borders both physical and emotional and how they make us differentiate between 'us' and 'them' in our daily lives. So much to discuss.

Join poet and translator George Szirtes, whose family fled Hungary in 1956, survivors of concentration and labour camps after the Budapest uprising who arrived in England at the age of eight speaking no English, and transnational poet and academic Professor Bashabi Fraser, who witnessed the Post Partition struggle of her parents and grandparents after they were displaced by a mindless border 'they had neither desired or drawn’ with a wide-ranging discussion and readings on and around current and important themes.

Session 1

Saturday 23 November. 4.30 - 6.00pm.

Readings and introduction by poet and academic Professor Bashabi Fraser with readings from the floor.

Supper: Choose your local restaurant in Gatehouse of Fleet and come back for....

Session 2

7.30 - 9.00pm.

Readings by poet George Szirtes followed by drinks, nibbles and a discussion led by George and Bashabi.

Tickets: £8.00 for both sessions or £5.00 per session.

To book: email will open in a new window) or telephone or text 07981 803 027 or 01557 814 175.

Venue information

The Bakehouse

44 High Street
Gatehouse of Fleet


Removable ramp to the entrance. Adapted toilet. Small steps into the auditorium.

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