michael pederson
Michael Pedersen in Conversation with Colin Herd for Creative Conversations

Monday 9 May, 2022 at 1 p.m.

University Chapel, Glasgow University Memorial Chapel, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ

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About this event

Michael Pedersen is a prize-winning Scottish poet, writer, & animateur. He has published two highly acclaimed collections of poetry (Polygon Books) with a prose debut, Boy Friends, forthcoming with Faber. Pedersen was awarded the John Mather Trust Rising Star of Literature 2014, and a 2015 Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship. He’s had work anthologised by the likes of Pan MacMillan and Canongate Books, and was a finalist for the 2018 ‘Writer of the Year’ at The Scottish Culture Awards. Pedersen’s most recent collection Oyster, now in its sixth printing, was illustrated by and performed as a live show with the late Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit.

As a writer, Pedersen is known to collaborate with artists, musicians and filmmakers, producing work for the likes National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival & Scottish Poetry Library. He has read at literature festivals in four continents, features regularly on BBC Radio and has appeared on BBC Arts Night. Pedersen also co-runs and co-founded Neu! Reekie!—a prize winning arts production house, now in their tenth year, known for curating cutting-edge shows all over the globe and hosting take-overs for national galleries, national museums and major festivals.

Note: seats are limited at this event as we are operating a social distancing policy and reduced capacity. If it turns out you are unable to take your place, please cancel your ticket so that it can be released for someone else.

Creative Conversations is funded by the Ferguson Bequest. Professor Thomas Ferguson (1900-1977), Henry Mechan Chair of Public Health (1944-64), bequeathed his estate to the University, with the instruction that the money should be used to foster the social side of University life.

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