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.


May 2017

May 26 Fri

Loud Poets: Bardians of the Galaxy

at The Mash House, 37 Guthrie Street, Edinburgh

Loud Poets are a collective of musicians, poets, writers and artists based in Edinburgh known for tightly crafted events in Edinburgh and Glasgow where music, poignancy and comedy hit the stage to prove poetry can be enjoyed by the masses.

Category: performance poetry & slams

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May 27 Sat

Nothing but the Poem: Les Murray

at Scottish Poetry Library, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Our reading group tackles Les Murray.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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May 28 Sun

Found in Translation at Hidden Door

at The Old Leith Theatre, Ferry Road, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Found in Translation celebrates translation in all its forms, showcasing the unsung heroes of literature who make words travel in ever dynamic ways. Four translators and poets present their own translations and ongoing collaborations: Juana Adcock, Jessica Johannesson Gaitán, Annie Rutherford, Rebecca DeWald.

Category: live readings

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May 28 Sun

Shore Poets Live May Event

at OH! Outhouse Bar (upstairs) 12A Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh EH1 3LY, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Shore Poets MAY – Poetry from : Niall O’Gallagher Peter MacKay Andrew Sclater Angela McSeveney Tracey S. Rosenberg Live music from Skelf

Category: live music, live readings

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May 29 Mon

The Parlour Guide to Exo-Politics

at Old Leith Theatre

Poet Rachel Plummer is joining forces with the acclaimed Scottish Clarinet Quartet to deliver a vintage sci-fi themed, multi-media performance on the subject of contact with alien life. Featuring experimental film by award winning film maker Matt Hulse and original music by internationally recognised composer Matt Rogers, woven in between spoken word narrative, The Parlour Guide to Exo-Politics explores themes of migration, belonging and otherness through mediums of language, sound and light. It will challenge your view of the universe and your own place in it.

Category: festivals, films, live music, performance, spoken word

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May 31 Wed

Open Book

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close Canongate Edinburgh EH8 8DT., 1:00pm - 2:00pm

A weekly drop in group where we read aloud and discuss poems selected from contrasting collections. (Feel free to bring your lunch.) No prior experience, knowledge or booking is required!

Category: reading groups

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