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Coastword Breakfast with Marjorie Lotfi Gill and Ghazi Hussein

  • Festival Hub Dunmuir Hotel Dunbar, East Lothian Scotland (map)
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Marjorie Lotfi Gill is an award-winning poet, founder of the groundbreaking Belongings Project, which has worked with refugees across Scotland, and was formerly Poet in Residence at Jupiter Artland. At our Coastword Breakfast, Marjorie will be reading from Refuge, her new pamphlet from Tapsalteerie Press: poems about her family and childhood in Iran that look at how memory and early experience layers across a migrant’s experience of home.

She will be accompanied on the clarsach by Katie Harrigan.

With support from:

Ghazi Hussein

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Born to a family in exile from Palestine, Ghazi Hussein was first imprisoned at the age of 14. He was never charged but was ‘guilty of carrying thoughts’. Repeatedly imprisoned and tortured over the next 20 years, he says that poetry saved his sanity. ‘If I still remained in my place of birth…..my voice would be silenced. Here in Scotland I have the opportunity to tell my story, one which I believe is important and relevant to what is happening across the world at this time’.

Baklava and Pastries from The Syrian Sweety House with Tea and Coffee all included in your ticket price.