Gerda Stevenson

Letting Go

McNeillie Tent
Sat 24 Sep
15:00 UK

One of Scotland’s best-loved actors, Gerda Stevenson is visiting the festival to talk about her new book of short stories, which range in time from the mid-19th century to the present day and into the future, from Scotland to Apartheid South Africa, to the Arctic. All twelve stories ask questions about female identity, the environment, language and love, some of them drawing on Stevenson’s own life. As she told a journalist from the National- 'I did sit on Paul Robeson’s knee as a wee girl.'

About the Author

Gerda Stevenson is a Scottish actress, director, playwright, poet and short-story writer who appeared in the film Braveheart, as well as TV favourites such as Heartbeat and Midsomer Murders. Her theatre productions have toured the world, she has written extensively for radio and was nominated for Scots Singer of the Year in the MG Alba Trad Awards for an album of her own songs, Night Touches Day.

Copies of Gerda Stevenson's book Quines: Poems in Tribute to Women of Scotland can be found here

Copies of Letting Go : A Timeline for Tales can be found here.