Events

Welcome to our listing of poetry events throughout Scotland. Please use the registration form to register your own event. Events that are part of the SPL’s own programme are marked with a leaf.

 

August 2018

 
Aug 18 Sat

Visit Little Sparta

at Little Sparta - the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay, Dunsyre

A minibus leaves for Little Sparta from Edinburgh, leaving from the SPL.

Category: exhibition

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Aug 18 Sat

School of Poets - Annual Courtyard Balcony Readings 2018

at Scottish Poetry Library, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Come along to read poems written by you or by other poets!

Category: live reading

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Aug 18 Sat

Author, Composer, Soldier-Of-A-Sort

at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Play about Ivor Gurney

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Aug 18 Sat

Words is Words is Words

at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53)

A tender, engaging performance about brokenness and hope.

Category: live reading

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Aug 18 Sat

Umbrella Man

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Using poetry, storytelling and improvised piano to take the audience on a journey to the limits of common sense, Umbrella Man is a Don Quixote for the millennial generation.

Category: spoken word

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Aug 18 Sat

That's What She Said

at Scottish Poetry Library

A showcase of irreverent poetry, stand-up and storytelling by women. With Jenny Lindsay, Salena Godden and Leyla Josephine.

Category: spoken word

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Aug 19 Sun

Author, Composer, Soldier-Of-A-Sort

at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Play about Ivor Gurney

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Aug 19 Sun

Burns and Hafez - Bards Apart?

at The Nomad's Tent, 21 St Leonard's Lane, Edinburgh, 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Are Burns and Hafez ‘Bards Apart’ or have they got far more in common than that which divide?

Category: live music, live reading

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Aug 20 Mon

Author, Composer, Soldier-Of-A-Sort

at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Play about Ivor Gurney

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Aug 20 Mon

Quines

at Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Gerda Stevenson reads from her acclaimed poetry collection Quines.

Category: live reading

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Aug 20 Mon

The New German Poets: Performance & Translation

at Lighthouse Bookshop, 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 8:00pm - 9:00pm

The launch of Ulrike Almut Sandig’s Grimm and Nora Gomringer’s Hydra’s Heads.

Category: book launch, live reading

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Aug 21 Tue

Author, Composer, Soldier-Of-A-Sort

at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Play about Ivor Gurney

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Aug 21 Tue

Kiss of Tongues: Workshop for deaf poets and listeners

at Scottish Poetry Library, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

What can a D/deaf poet learn from a poet who can hear? What can a poet who can hear learn from one who cannot?

Category: workshop

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Aug 21 Tue

Quines

at Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Gerda Stevenson reads from her acclaimed poetry collection Quines.

Category: live reading

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Aug 21 Tue

Verse & song in tribute to women of Scotland - Gerda Stevenson & Magi Gibson

at The Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2JL, 5:15pm - 6:30pm

Celebrate the diverse achievements and perspectives of Scottish women, past and present.

Category: live reading

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Aug 21 Tue

Festival Edition - Edinburgh Literary Salon

at Wash Bar on the Mound - 11-13 North Bank St Edinburgh Eh1 2LP

An opportunity for writers and people in the industry to network.

Category: discussion

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Aug 22 Wed

Author, Composer, Soldier-Of-A-Sort

at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Play about Ivor Gurney

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Aug 22 Wed

Quines

at Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Gerda Stevenson reads from her acclaimed poetry collection Quines.

Category: live reading

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Aug 22 Wed

EIBF: Edwin Morgan Poetry Award

at Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre, Charlotte Square, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Who is Scotland's next most promising young poet?

Category: live reading

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Aug 22 Wed

Speakin' Cajun

at Woodland Creatures, 260–262 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5EL

Contemporary & Louisiana music and thought-provoking spoken word

Category: live music, live reading

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Aug 23 Thu

Author, Composer, Soldier-Of-A-Sort

at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Play about Ivor Gurney

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Aug 23 Thu

Quines

at Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Gerda Stevenson reads from her acclaimed poetry collection Quines.

Category: live reading

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Aug 23 Thu

Unesco Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition

at Scottish Poetry Library, 3:00pm - 7:30pm

Discuss how contemporary Scotland can address its colonial past.

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Aug 24 Fri

Poets' Republic: Unleashed

at Scottish Poetry Library

The Poets' Republic will launch its latest issue.

Category: live reading

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Aug 24 Fri

Author, Composer, Soldier-Of-A-Sort

at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Play about Ivor Gurney

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Aug 24 Fri

Quines

at Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Gerda Stevenson reads from her acclaimed poetry collection Quines.

Category: live reading

Full details

Aug 24 Fri

Poets' Republic: Unleashed

at Scottish Poetry Library

The Poets' Republic will launch its latest issue.

Category: live reading, magazine launch

Full details

Aug 25 Sat

Beyond Borders International Festival

at Traquair House, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW, 10:00am - 7:00pm

Join Beyond Borders Scotland and influential writers, thinkers, politicians, broadcasters and artists to discuss some of the world’s most pressing issues in the Beyond Borders International Festival Main Tent. The Walled Garden Arts and Music Programme also features a wealth of material from artists, poets, storytellers, photographers and musicians from across the globe.

Category: festivals

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Aug 25 Sat

Visit Little Sparta

at Little Sparta - the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay, Dunsyre

A minibus leaves for Little Sparta from Edinburgh, leaving from the SPL.

Category: exhibition

Full details

Aug 25 Sat

Poets' Republic: Unleashed

at Scottish Poetry Library

The Poets' Republic will launch its latest issue.

Category: live reading

Full details

Aug 25 Sat

Author, Composer, Soldier-Of-A-Sort

at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Play about Ivor Gurney

Category:

Full details

Aug 25 Sat

Quines

at Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Gerda Stevenson reads from her acclaimed poetry collection Quines.

Category: live reading

Full details

Aug 25 Sat

Poets' Republic: Unleashed

at Scottish Poetry Library

The Poets' Republic will launch its latest issue.

Category: live reading, magazine launch

Full details

Aug 26 Sun

Author, Composer, Soldier-Of-A-Sort

at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Play about Ivor Gurney

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Aug 26 Sun

Quines

at Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Gerda Stevenson reads from her acclaimed poetry collection Quines.

Category: live reading

Full details

Aug 27 Mon

Author, Composer, Soldier-Of-A-Sort

at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Play about Ivor Gurney

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Aug 29 Wed

Speakin' Cajun

at Woodland Creatures, 260–262 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5EL

Contemporary & Louisiana music and thought-provoking spoken word

Category: live music, live reading

Full details