Yesterday my husband and I went to a reading at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. It was part of the Imprisoned Author Series and the poetry that was read was all written by Tibetan writers and read aloud by authors at the festival.

It was excellent. The poetry was so beautiful and moving. I had forgotten how much I liked poetry. One of the readers was a Scottish author and she had the most lovely reading voice and accent. I absolutely loved it.

As a bonus, one of my favorite children's book illustrators, Pablo Bernasconi from Argentina, was one of the readers. I was thrilled to meet him when the event was finished.