Mitchell Library

Beth Frieden - Acair san talamh / Anchor in the Land

Beth Frieden - Acair san talamh / Anchor in the Land
£6.72 (£6 ticket charge plus £0.72 booking fee)
Dates and times
27th May 2023
12:45PM - 1:45PM
Adult, Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Acair san talamh / Anchor in the land le Beth Frieden

Seo a’ chiad leabhran bhàrdachd le Beth Frieden (a bhuannaich Duais nan Sgrìobhadairean Ùra 2021), agus a’ chiad leabhar foillsichte le Stewed Rhubarb anns a bheil Gàidhlig. Tha Beth à Aimeireaga bho thùs, is tha na dàin aice a siubhail thar chuantan, a’ toirt iomradh air a bhith ag imrich, air teaghlach, is air nàdar, le iongnadh is gàire.

Bho coilltean Shasainn Nuaidh gu teanamantan Ghlaschu, tha bàrdachd Beth ceangailte ris an dachaigh, a bhith na màthair, agus a sireadh àite ris a bheil i a’ buntainn. Tha i gar toirt air turas tro phoiliteags, cànain is tìr leis an leabhran dà-chànanach seo.

Tha Beth na bàrd, cleasaiche, is na màthair. Chaidh a togail anns na Stàitean Aonaichte agus rinn i imrich a dh’Alba ann an 2008, far an do dh’ionnsaich i Gàidhlig. Tha i a’ sgrìobhadh anns a’ Ghàidhlig is sa Bheurla a-nis, agus choisin i Duais nan Sgrìobhadairean Ùra bho Urras Leabhraichean na h-Alba, ann an co-bhann le Comhairle nan Leabhraichean, ann an 2021 airson a cuid bhàrdachd Gàidhlig.


In Acair san talamh / Anchor in the land, Beth Frieden’s debut pamphlet of poems moves back and forth across the Atlantic to explore family and nature with humour and curiosity.  Written in Scottish Gaelic and English by an American immigrant to Scotland, these are poems that thrill in the wild and the intimate.


From the forests of New England to the tenements of Glasgow, these are intensely felt and finely honed poems of adventure, motherhood, dislocation and relocation; alive to the personal, political and linguistic questions that our homes ask of us.


Beth Frieden is a poet and an actress, and a mother. She grew up in the US and moved to Scotland in 2008, where she learned Gaelic. She writes in both English and Gaelic now, and received a New Scottish Writers Award in 2021 from the Scottish Book Trust, in association with the Gaelic Books Council.

'S e tachartas dà-chànanach a bhios seo, le leughaidhean sa Ghàidhlig agus sa Bheurla. This will be a bilingual event, with readings in both Gaelic and English.

Chaired by Meg Bateman

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