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​ Author event with Aoife Lyall

Tuesday 18th April 2023

Award-winning poet Aoife Lyall will read from her collections Mother, Nature (2021) and The Day Before (2024) and from her current writing, discussing the evolution  of her work.  In the second half, she’ll share her experiences on the road to publication.


Glen Mhor Hotel, Ness Bank, Inverness
In person and livestreamed on Zoom
6.00pm-7.00pm – time for socialising at the in-person event
7.00pm-9.00pm – the event with Aoife, in-person and on-line

All welcome. This event is free of charge

To attend  at the hotel simply turn up on the night

To attend online, email us at by 12 noon on 18th April

for the Zoom link


We are grateful to the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature funding for supporting this event

Many thanks to Drew Hillier who designed the lovely flyer

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Aoife Lyall


Aoife Lyall is an award-winning poet who has been writing and publishing for almost a decade. Since 2015, Aoife Lyall has established herself as a poet of national and international value. Awarded a Scottish Emerging Artist Residency by Cove Park in 2020, her poetry has been shortlisted in competitions across the Uk and Ireland, and published in many of their most prestigious newspapers, journals, and magazines.


Aoife’s first poetry collection Mother, Nature (Bloodaxe Books 2021) was shortlisted for the Scottish First Book Award and deals with the joys and tragedies of pregnancy and early motherhood. This work has been described as 'daring', 'heart-rending' and 'staggeringly tender'.  Her second collection, The Day Before, which records the milestones of childhood as influenced by the pandemic, received significant funding from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland and will be published by Bloodaxe Books in 2024. Originally from Dublin, Aoife lives in Inverness with her family.

Hybrid HighlandLIT events:  privacy note

In order to facilitate access to events from HighlandLIT members and friends across the Highlands they will be livestreamed on Zoom. It will be visible only to those who have requested the URL.

The camera may pan across the audience at the Glen Mhor at times during the event. Please note that in attending the event you are deemed to be accepting this procedure, unless you tell us at the start, in which case you can sit in a part of the audience which the camera will avoid.

HighlandLIT Events - 2023

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