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Scottish poets to read from work, April 4

Scottish poets Kathleen Jamie and Don Paterson will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Jamie has published several collections of poetry, including "The Tree House," "Black Spiders," "The Way We Live" and "Jizzen," as well as a travel book about northern Pakistan titled "Among Muslims." Her work has been honored with several prestigious awards, including the Somerset Maugham Award, a Forward Poetry Prize and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award. Jamie is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of St. Andrews.

Paterson's poetry collections include "Nil Nil," "God's Gift to Women" and "Landing Light." He has earned numerous accolades, including a Forward Poetry Prize, the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award. Paterson edited "101 Sonnets: From Shakespeare to Heaney" and "Last Words: New Poetry for the New Century," and wrote two plays, "The Land of Cakes" and "A'body's Aberdee." He also is an accomplished jazz guitarist.

The event is part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing.

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