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Scotland After the Pandemic

Scotland After the Pandemic

Scotland After the Pandemic

Aye Write

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Dates and times

Friday 14 May 2021
11:45AM - 12:45PM

Scotland After the Pandemic
Gerry Hassan, Katherine Trebeck, Joyce McMillan, Alan Bissett chaired by Simon Barrow

11.45am – 12.45am BST*

The covid pandemic poses huge challenges for Scotland – but also a unique opportunity to rethink who we are as a country, where we are heading, and how to restructure our economy, culture, politics and relationships in addressing the deep disparities the virus has exposed. In their book, Scotland After the Virus, Simon Barrow and Gerry Hassan have brought together the unique voices of some of our best creative writers, poets and commentators to make a significant contribution to rethinking our future. It explores what ‘after the virus’ could look like, and how it might be possible. Here are the hopeful voices we need for a time of both uncertainty and exploration. They will be joined in this session by political columnist, theatre critic and broadcaster, Joyce McMillan, Katherine Trebeck, co-founder of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance and WEAll Scotland and novelist, playwright and performer Alan Bissett.

*This performance is live and will be available to watch for three weeks after the broadcast date to accommodate different time zones.
This performance is included in the Aye Write 2021 festival pass, so you will not need to purchase this event if you have already purchased a pass.

Books are available to purchase from our bookseller partner supports independent booksellers and for every book purchased 10% comes back to Aye Write and Wee Write, helping to invest in our city’s book festival and reader development programmes.

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