dove tales

past events

 beyond borders festival
         at traquair

Dove Tales was part of the Beyond Borders Festival at Traquair House on 25th and 26th August.

This is a human rights extravaganza with international speakers, film, music, debate - and our Pop Up Poetry in the Walled Garden.

We had a fine selection of poets and writers - Robin Lloyd-Jones, elder statesman of Scottish literature; the fabulous Ray Evans, the Scotia's last Poet Laureate; Kathryn Metcalfe, a poet who gets right to the heart; Gwen McKerrell, one of the original Mill Girls; Lesley Traynor, poet and film-maker; hard-hitting political poet, Anne Connolly;  peace poet Ashby McGowan; post-apocalyptic bard, Peter Clive.