Angus writer and Scots poet Violet Jacob is returning to Arbroath through the pages of her letters on May 17.
The Arts Centre is providing an opportunity to spend the day in the stunning surroundings of historic Hospitalfield House and hear readings and join discussions to get a greater insight in Violet Jacob’s life.
Born Violet Augusta Mary Frederica Kennedy-Erskine in 1863 she is mostly known for her poetry, written mainly in Scots and her historical novel Flemington. However, Hospitalfield Arts tutor Lisa Simmons has been researching Violet’s personal correspondence and the one day course delves further into her diaries and letters from India.
This is the second event in the 2014 Violet Jacob programme and is designed to allow people to sit back and enjoy Violet’s work. The day includes lunch and costs £75.
Programme manager at Hospitalfield House, Laura Simpson said: “I am really excited to be hosting people here for this event – I know it will be inspiring and memorable as Lisa Simmons and Sheila Mann really bring her to life when they speak.”