A Crack wi Robert Burns

Rab Wilson wrote this piece to complement ‘Conversations with Burns’, an event with Tom Pow at the Bakehouse in Gatehouse of Fleet on January 26th – one of the first events in A Year of Conversation 2019. MORE

Allan Little on "The Art of Conversation"

Allan Little responding to the question 'What do you think is The Art of Conversation?' MORE

Oh, What a Company! Burns and Conversation

Alan Riach wrote this piece as a response to Rab Wilson’s ‘A Crack wi Robert Burns’. Both articles complement ‘Conversations with Burns’, an event with Tom Pow at the Bakehouse in Gatehouse of Fleet on January 26th – one of the first events in A Year of Conversation 2019. MORE

Welcome to A Year of Conversation

A Welcome Message from A Year of Conversation Founder and Creative Director, Tom Pow. MORE

What is a 'conversation event'?

Anyone can get involved in A Year of Conversation and host an event. You could be a multi-venue city-wide festival or a primary school class. You might want to go digital and utilise a global social media platform or maybe you prefer a convivial dinner with friends in your flat. A Year of Conversation Creative Director, Tom Pow, shares his thoughts on what makes a 'conversation event'. MORE

The Art of Looking

Tom Pow responds to Allan Little's Crichton Conversation and looks forward to the Art of Conversation day at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. MORE

Questions for Mr Burns

At ‘Conversations with Burns’ at the Bakehouse in January, audience members were asked to write on conversation cards something they’d like to say to Mr Burns. These are a selection of responses... MORE

JOIN THE CONVERSATION IN THE FIRST YEAR OF CONVERSATION TWITTER CHAT

A Year of Conversation will be hosting our first Twitter Chat on Wednesday 13th February 9-10pm. We'd love you to join us. MORE

Conversation Without Words

Dr Marieke Schouwstra has written for us a most engaging piece about her research on Conversation without Words - the title of her session at the Art of Conversation event on Saturday 16 Feb. MORE

A Year of Conversation 2019 at StAnza

StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival, takes place in St Andrews from 6 to 10 March. A whole range of writers, from slammers to concrete poets, are taking part, travelling from as far afield as Canada, Hungary, Germany and many more. There are a number of A Year of Conversation 2019 events within the programme, many of which relate to one of our core themes . . . translation as conversation. MORE