The name of Kenneth White is now generally associated with the opening up of a new field in Scottish thought. In this lecture he provided a re-reading of certain Scottish writers, while touching on themes such as localism and globalism, poetics and philosophy, identity and creativity. Chaired by Donny O’Rourke.
On Friday 11 May at 3 pm in Ullapool Village Hall Kenneth White, who has been described as “Scotland’s most original and challenging writer, academic and poet”, gave a poetry reading. Chaired by Kevin MacNeil.
Tickets were £5 for each event and were available from Avril Moyes at the Ceilidh Place Bookshop, Ullapool tel. 01854 612245 or online at email@example.com. Full details of the Festival’s attractive programme can be found at www.ullapoolbookfestival.co.uk.
The text of Kenneth White’s stimulating lecture at the 2006 Edinburgh International Book Festival “Along the High Lines- Figuring out the way towards a world culture’ can be viewed on the Hi-Arts Website.