Alan Riach, Douglas Dunn, Bashabi Fraser and Patrick Errington - 30/3/19, Junor Gallery, St Andrews

Riach reading

On Saturday 30th March, Professor Douglas Dunn will be giving a poetry reading in the gallery, the first in a series celebrating the wealth of international literary accomplishment in our local community.  Douglas Dunn has been described as ‘the most respected Scottish poet of his generation’.  He is also a renowned editor and critic.  The Noise of a Fly (2017) is the first collection from Douglas Dunn in sixteen years, and the first since he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2013. Copies will be available in the gallery on the 30th. His books – including eleven collections of poetry, two short stories collections and a translation of Racine’s Andromache – were all published to critical acclaim.  His work has been extensively translated, including into the French, German, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, Slovak, Armenian and Japanese. He is the editor of The Faber Book of Twentieth-Century Scottish Poetry.

You’ll also have the chance to hear Alan Riach and Bashabi Fraser, favourites from our ‘Landmarks’ exhibition. Patrick Errington from St Andrews University, whose reading was a hit at the recent StAnza international poetry festival in town, will also be joining us.   

2.00pm  to 3.15pm – all welcome. No need to book, but please arrive early to secure your place. £3 on the door.


First published: 28 March 2019