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Poetry reading marks St Andrew’s day

One of the greatest Gaelic voices of our time will give a special poetry reading to mark Scotland’s national day.

The University of St Andrews School of English is hosting a poetry reading and discussion with Angus Peter Campbell tomorrow, St Andrew’s Day (30 November 2005).

Mentored by Iain Crichton Smith and Sorley Maclean, Angus Peter Campbell is one of the great Gaelic voices of our time. He has published two poetry collections, five short novels and, in 2003, published An Oidhche Mus Do Sheol Sinn (The Night Before We Sailed) which has been described as ‘The Great Gaelic Novel’ and voted one of the 100 best Scottish books.

Angus Peter, who lives on the Isle of Skye, is also a prominent radio and TV broadcaster.

To celebrate St Andrew’s Day, he will be reading poetry in Gaelic and English and discussing his work in relation to Scottish literary traditions.

The event, which is open to the public, will take place in the Poetry House (Room 30), The Scores, St Andrews at 5.15pm.

Issued by Beattie Media On behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information, please contact Claire Grainger, Press Officer – 01334 462530, 07730 415 015 or cg24@st-andrews.ac.uk; Ref: press releases/anguspetercampbell View the latest University news at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk

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