Kenneth Steven is a poet, author, and painter who we are delighted to welcome back to West Dunbartonshire Libraries for this special event.
Kenneth’s work is deeply inspired by place. He has published numerous poetry books as well as novels such as 2020. His radio programme A Requiem for St Kilda won a Sony Gold for Radio 4. Kenneth will be reading from his latest poetry collection Seeing the Light. In this collection Kenneth captures small moments of revelation which come as gifts in our ordinary life. An old photograph, watching someone working outdoors, a Highland landscape can all become doorways into a greater reality.
This event is being held in memory of Ian Baillie, a much loved former colleague, who passed away very recently. Ian worked as a librarian for 40 years and was a very highly regarded and well-known figure in the community. He made a considerable impact on the cultural life of West Dunbartonshire creating the Booked! Literature Festival, setting reading groups up across the authority and helping to form the Lennox Literary Society. Ian greatly valued Kenneth’s work and we think that it’s especially fitting that this event honours Ian’s memory and legacy.
There is a side entrance which allows access for a wheelchair via a path to the rear door. There is a lift and a disabled toilet.