An Evening with Jackie Kay

Event information

Where: Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Date: Friday 11 October

Time: 6-7pm

Cost: £12/£10, £5 live-stream

Type: Durham Book Festival , Durham Book Festival 2024 Friday


Celebrate one of the nation’s best-loved poets, Jackie Kay, with her new poetry collection, May Day: a chorus of protest songs tracing her childhood in Glasgow, the women’s rights and gay liberation campaigns of the 1980s to the Black Lives Matter movement of the present day. 

In 2016, Jackie Kay became the third modern Makar, the National Poet for Scotland. Her writing includes the poetry collections, Fiere and Bantam; a memoir, Red Dust Road, and the Guardian Fiction Prize winning novel, Trumpet. May Day is a Poetry Book Society recommended book for Summer 2024. 

In this special event produced in partnership with the Poetry Book Society, emerging poet Romalyn Ante will read from her PBS recommended collection AGIMAT. 

Chaired by poet and PBS Selector, Jo Clement.