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What poetry mustn't do is talk to itself.

by Bernard O'Donoghue

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Jan 24 Tue

Edinburgh Preview/Brochure Launch for StAnza 2017

If you like to have your StAnza programme in paper and ink, the good news is that the StAnza brochure for 2017 is almost ready and packed with exciting listings. It will be available fresh from... Go to event

Jan 25 Wed

An evening with Robert Burns

Let Burns entertain you with his unique life story and poetry while you enjoy a three course dinner in Scotland's oldest pub, The Sheep Heid Inn.

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Jan 27 Fri

Hamish Screening

A FREE screening of the documentary film 'Hamish', about the poet and activist Hamish Henderson, presented by Portobello & Craigmillar Greens. Doors 7.15pm, film begins at 7.30pm.

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Jan 29 Sun

Shore Poets Quiet Slam!

Happy New Year! Once more, it’s time for our Quiet Slam! (Or our ‘Quite Slam’ if you type too quickly and forget to proofread.) Ten poets will entertain you, but they will also be judged and there... Go to event

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