Pam is an experienced poet and in 2006 she wrote the script for the St Magnus Festival promenade production “A Hamnavoe Man”, based on the life and work of George Mackay Brown.
is also the author of many non-fiction books and is working on the final edit
of her first novel, set in Orkney, and a children’s opera libretto with
composer Gemma McGregor.
details for interview/and or photo opportunity:
Beasant 01856 850992
Collected Poems of
George Mackay Brown
published 15 Oct 2006
The Battle in the Hills
The Storm Watchers
More info at www.theatreenigma.com
Andrew Ward has created this new portrait of GMB as part of his project 'The Bardic Voyage'.
|Review of GMB related events at the St Magnus Festival can be found at the Highlands and Islands Arts website:||GMB biographer Maggie Fergusson will be speaking about GMB at the Edinburgh Book Festival, 12.30pm Monday August 28th.|
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‘This is an outstanding
biography: deeply researched, sympathetic and full of insight into George
Mackay Brown’s magical ability to make poetry out of the simple
ingredients of landscape, history and faith, it brings this extraordinary
man to life on every page’
vigilant, droll and beautifully written, this biography achieves what only
the best accounts of a life can: the scent and texture of the departed
subject’s spirit, and, in this case, the spirit of a very
particular place, which Maggie Fergusson conveys with the grace of
the born writer’
Brown was the most elegiac and profoundly rooted of twentieth-century
Scottish writers. Maggie Fergusson’s biography is a deftly written and
convincingly craggy portrait of this Orcadian genius’
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On 6th October 2005 GMB was honoured when a memorial plaque was unveiled in the Makar's Court at the Writers' Museum, Royal Mile, Edinburgh. The plaque is engraved with words from George's poem Hamnavoe:
In the fire of images
a reference to writing the poem in memory of his father, John Brown. It continues:
To save that day for him.
The cost of the plaque was raised from Stromness Community Council, the Orkney Heritage Society and more especially by donations from the public. A small contingent from Orkney attended the opening ceremony.
in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to
the lives and work of
courtyard immediately outside The Writers' Museum has been designated as
Makers' Court. Here you can find inscriptions commemorating famous
Scottish writers, from the 14th century to the present.
A piece of music
On Sale Now!
Orkney: Pictures and Poems
poems by George Mackay Brown
based on beautiful photographs
by Gunnie Moberg
Available now in hardback
at the old price of £20
plus £5 p&p from:
Stromness Books and Prints
1 Graham Place
01856 850 565
for more about Gunnie Moberg
and Pictures and Poems
a literary based arts journal based in North Wales
Editor: Malcolm Bradley
will publish an essay on GMB
in the April 2006 edition
"GMB: a hero's journey"
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