Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Robbie

Dunedin is a poet's city, looked over from its heart by the statue of a poet, Robert Burns. And fittingly, there was a birthday celebration for the late great Robert Burns today at the Dunedin Public Library. Dunedin poet Sue Wootton spoke about her experiences as Robert Burns Fellow at Dunedin's University of Otago, and read some of her poems. There were many poets in the audience too, appreciative of the fine reading. Then there was a ceremony celebrating the wnners of the 2011 Robert Burns Poetry Competition. Medals were presented to the three winners by Professor Liam McIlivanney. It was great to hear the poems read aloud by their authors.

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