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The Thursday Post: National Poetry Day 2017

Freedom! What does that word mean to you? National Poetry Day (Thursday, 28 September) has, this year, chosen ‘freedom’ as its theme. Our latest blog has all our resources and events in one handy place.

The Thursday Post: The Poetry Book Society

The Poetry Book Society, your one-stop shop for reviews, news and discounts. Find out what they can do for you, whether you're a reader or a publisher.

The Thursday Post: When Wilfred Met Siegfried

Image: David Clarke, playing Wilfred Owen, in Edinburgh 2017 by Alan Shedlock
Image: David Clarke, playing Wilfred Owen, in Edinburgh 2017 by Alan Shedlock

A series of special events marking the 100th anniversary of the meeting of war poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon takes place next week in Edinburgh, starting on 15 August.

A plaque for Tessa

On Tuesday, 29 August, 4pm, the Scottish Poetry Library will honour its founder, Tessa Ransford, with the unveiling of a special plaque, made by Beltane Studios in Peebles. Ransford’s family will be in attendance. The broader poetry community is welcome to attend.

Read all about it! The latest Poetry Reader is here.

It’s here! Yes, the latest issue of our bi-annual newsletter the Poetry Reader has arrived. Read our latest blog to discover what's inside the issue.

The Thursday Post: Our EIBF highlights

Our top ten pick of poetry events to see at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2017.

BBC Scotland's new Poet in Residence revealed

BBC Scotland, in association with the Scottish Poetry Library, has announced the name of its second Poet in Residence. Read our blog to learn the poet's name and his or her ambitions for the post.

The Thursday Post: See Hear

We are aware that if you have hearing loss, enjoyment of our podcasts is going to be restricted. With that in mind, we’ve begun the task of transcribing our podcasts. Learn more in the latest blog.

My Time

Image: relax by John Davis, via a Creative Commons licence
Image: relax by John Davis, via a Creative Commons licence

A new project recognises and celebrates the diversity of voluntary arts activity in Scotland. Voluntary Arts Scotland and the Scottish Poetry Library have collaborated to create My Time - Poetry Inspired by Voluntary Arts. Write a poem and Jackie Kay might choose it for a new exhibition.

The Thursday Post: Ian Hamilton Finlay Symposium

Next month, the University of Edinburgh stages the first dedicated symposium on Ian Hamilton Finlay. We have all the details in our latest blog.

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