Robert Louis Stevenson settles permanently in Sāmoa, after sailing the Pacific with his family throughout the late 1880s, visiting the Marquesas, Paumotus, Tahiti and Hawai‘i in 1888, as well as the Tokelau, Gilbert and Marshall Islands in 1889-1890.
Stevenson publishes ‘The Beach of Falesá’, ‘The Bottle Imp’ and ‘Isle of Voices’ in Island Nights’ Entertainments, 3 stories that straddle both realist and fantasy genres, set in Sāmoa, Hawai‘i and Tahiti, and revolving around Pacific islander protagonists dealing with the encroachment of Western ideologies.
The AHRC-funded Remediating Stevenson project partners with indigenous scholars and practitioners and begins fieldwork in Tahiti, Hawai‘i and Sāmoa to develop the first ever graphic adaptation of the three Island Nights’ Entertainments stories to be translated into Sāmoan and Hawaiian.
Celebrate RLS Day 2023 with us at St Cecilia’s Hall!
Monday 13th November, 18:30-20:00 GMT; St Cecilia’s Hall: Concert Room and Music Museum
Join the Remediating Stevenson project team for an unforgettable night of music, poetry and literary history as we remember Robert Louis Stevenson’s impact on Scottish, Hawaiian, and Sāmoan performance culture.
A reception including food and drink will follow the event at 20:00.