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What poetry mustn't do is talk to itself.

by Bernard O'Donoghue

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May 29 Sun

Taking Aim with Fiona Ritchie Walker

Montrose-born award winning poet Fiona Ritchie Walker uses poetry and family stories to explore the life of her grandfather, Peter Bert Ritchie.

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May 29 Sun


Hosted by Hidden Door Arts Festival, poets Pen Reid and Rachel Plummer present Char, their powerful sequence of poems on the subject of working women’s history in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh... Go to event

May 29 Sun

Inspired By Dunbar

Dunbar is home to some outstanding local writers and CoastWord is proud to present a collection of them reading their work, accompanied by atmospheric montages of the East Lothian landscape, in a... Go to event

Jun 1 Wed

Poetry For Peanuts

Pop in for this guided family poetry hour, usually once a month on Wednesdays.

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We will be very happy you help you find the poems you need - or even the ones you have 'lost'. We can also help with all sorts of poetry queries. Whatever your question, just get in touch and we'll do our best to help. Ask us a question…

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