Lorraine gets carried away!
TV presenter holds Burns poem close to her heart
GMTV presenter Lorraine Kelly is caught up in the poetry fever that will be sweeping through Edinburgh this February, when thousands of free Carry a Poem books will be handed out across the city.
Lorraine was the first celebrity to get involved in the reading campaign by carrying a poem on her specially created brooch – she wore a verse from her all-time favourite A Man’s a Man for a’ That by Robert Burns on the GMTV couch.
The month-long campaign wants to find out what poems people carry with them, in their head or their heart, poems that get them through the night and brighten up their days.
The book will contain some of the best poems and stories from Scots celebrities.
So how do you carry the poem you like? It might be one you memorised at school, heard at a wedding reception...or it might be a poem you carry in your wallet or even on your iPod!
Make sure you grab a free book from a local library on 1 February – and keep your eyes open for copies in locations all across the city.
If you don’t know where to start, then pop along to one of the many events happening all across Edinburgh in February, run by the City of Literature Trust and the Scottish Poetry Library.
Visit www.carryapoem.wordpress.com to share your story and find out how you can be part of it. Alternatively, visit www.cityofliterature.com