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Janet Coats Memorial Prize Giving

Live Event

    • 23rd February at 6:00 – 7:00 pm
    • Central Library, 15 Mill St, PA1 1ND
    • Tickets – Free/Donations

Join us as we celebrate this year’s Janet Coats Memorial Prize, an annual poetry award given in remembrance of Janet Coats, who originated from the local J&P Coats thread making family, and was later involved in the establishment of the James Tait Black Prize in honour of her late husband. Janet was also a talented poet, as well as a great philanthropist in education, health and welfare. In this event, we hear from our prize judges: the Tannahill Makar Brian Whittingham, poet and performer Janette Ayachi, and Dr Nicky Melville from the University of Edinburgh, as they read from this year’s shortlist and announce the winners.

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