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NIC offers presentation on the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns

North Idaho College will offer a presentation on the life of 18th century Scottish poet Robert Burns in celebration of his birthday Jan. 25.
 
|photo1|NIC instructor Amy Wilkerson, who is originally from Scotland, will share elements of Burns’ life, poetry and songs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 in Molstead Library’s Todd Hall.
 
Wilkerson will use a display of Scottish memorabilia and Burns’ own words to walk the audience through Burns’ life, reading select Burns poems in Scots dialect. The presentation will also cover elements of Burns’ homeland as well as details on the times and politics of his era.
 
Burns was a farmer’s son from rural Ayrshire, Scotland. Burns is known for using his talent for poetry and songwriting to charm the local lassies, but within 10 years, his poetry led him to the title of Scotland’s national poet and now his fame is worldwide. He is well known for writing familiar songs such as “Auld Lang Syne,” sung by many on New Year’s Eve, “Coming through the Rye,” “Highland Mary” and “Tam Shanter.”
 
“Robert Burns: Scotland’s Ploughman Poet” is sponsored by NIC’s Molstead Library. The presentation is free and open to the public.
 
Information: (208) 769-3355.


For More Information
NIC Molstead Library Assistant-Circulation Skip Kuck, (208) 769-3355

Posted: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006

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