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.

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Apr 17 Thu

My Life in Poetry with Crispin Bonham-Carter

at National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Fan the flames of your poetic fancy with Crispin Bonham-Carter, just in time for Shakespeare’s birthday.

Category: live readings, SPL programme, talks

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Apr 18 - 29 Fri - Tue

Seven Poems that Japanese poet met in Scotland - a poetry exhibition

at Hannah Zakari, 43 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QB Scotland, UK, 11:00am - 5:30pm

Poems and posters based on Japanese poet Uchida Go's experience of Scotland.

Category: exhibitions

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Apr 18 Fri

Rally and Broad

at The Counting House, West Nicholson Street, Edinburgh, 7:30pm - 11:00pm

Music and poetry cabaret featuring Caroline Bird, Kite & The Crane, Jack Webb, McGuire and Sarah Stewart.

Category: live music, live readings

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Apr 19 Sat

John Calder: A Life with Books

at Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2ED

During his active career John Calder published over 6,000 books. Here, he introduces selections of poetry and prose from some of them

Category: live readings

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Apr 22 Tue

Nothing but The Poem: Shakespeare Sonnets

at The Saltire Society, 9 Fountain Close, 22 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TF, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Theme of the session: Shakespeare sonnets.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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Apr 23 Wed

Haiku and Calligraphy

at Clore Education Studio, Scottish National gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, 10:30am - 4:00pm

JaLed by Helen Boden and Campbell Sandilands, who has lived and worked in Japan. Japanese prints in the Gallery’s’ collection and readings of seasonal haiku provide the starting point for participants’ own writing and brushwork. We finish the day with tea and readings on the tatami mat.

Category: short courses & writers retreats & one-off workshops

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Apr 25 Fri

Neu! Reekie! 46

at Summerhall, 7:00pm - 10:15pm

Brought to you writers Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson, this months line-up includes The Pictish Trail and Salena Godden.

Category: live music, live readings

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Apr 26 Sat

Nothing but The Poem: Shakespeare Sonnets

at The Saltire Society, 9 Fountain Close, 22 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TF, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Theme of the session: Shakespeare sonnets.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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Apr 29 Tue

SPL Poetry Workshop

at The Saltire Society, 9 Fountain Close, 22 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TF, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

A writing workshop suitable for writers at any stage in their career.

Category: SPL programme, workshops

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Apr 30 Wed

Rally & Broad

at Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB

With Raymond Soltysek, Amy Shipway, Stephen Watt.

Category: live music, live readings

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