03. February 2009 · Comments Off on Kenneth White at the Ullapool Book Festival 10-11 May 2007 · Categories: Uncategorised

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 books@theceilidhplace.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.