Talk on the Scots language
Published at 21:35, Wednesday, 27 June 2012
THE 2012 MacDiarmid Lecture will be held in Langholm’s Buccleuch Centre in September.
Rab Wilson, one of Scotland’s foremost poets and playwrights, will be guest speaker and will talk about The Scots Language Today.
From 2007 Rab was the ‘Robert Burns Writing Fellow – in Reading Scots’ sponsored by the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Association.
He has recently edited an anthology of contemporary Dumfries and Galloway poetry, “Chuckies fir the Cairn” and has won numerous awards for his writing.
Rab Wilson was born in New Cumnock and now lives near there. He has appeared frequently on radio and television as well as conducting creative writing workshops in schools throughout Scotland. He is a tireless advocate of the Scots tongue, and currently sits on the Council of the Scots Language Centre.
In his lecture Rab will speak in English, but will read some of his verse in broad Scots. Tickets cost £5 and are available from the Buccleuch Centre box office on 013873 81196.
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