Quines - A poetry reading by Gerda Stevenson

This poetry collection written by Gerda Stevenson has received many tributes and excellent reviews.

“An inspiring collection, celebrating Scottish women throughout the ages.” Sunday Herald

“Although Gerda Stevenson is a hugely distinguished actor, director, musician and playwright, her poetry is less well-known. Her second collection Quines will surely change that.” Morning Star

“A terrific selection of poems, with their sheer variety of character and personality, emotional range, richness of social and cultural reference, metrical and linguistic shifts, a marvellous mix of musicality, energy, gravity and humour, and depth of feeling threaded throughout.” Stewart Conn

“Stevenson's talent as an actress brings a quality to her readings which is quite brilliant.” Atkinson-Pryce Bookshop Events

Prepare to be amazed and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the reading.

Gerda Stevenson is an award-winning writer/actor/director/singer-songwriter, working in theatre, opera, tv, film and radio throughout Britain and abroad. Her poetry, drama and prose are widely published, staged and broadcast.

Her collections IF THIS WERE REAL, and QUINES: Poems in Tribute to Women of Scotland, are both published in Rome in Italian translations.


Her play FEDERER VERSUS MURRAY toured to New York, published there, in 2012. She appeared in BRAVEHEART and won a BAFTA award for her role in Margaret Tait’s film, BLUE, BLACK PERMANENT.


During lockdown, Gerda directed, via Zoom, a film of George Mackay Brown’s play THE STORM WATCHERS for the St Magnus International Festival, 2021.


Her latest book, a collection of short stories, LETTING GO, was published in 2021 by Luath Press.