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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Sep - Dec 24 - 11 Wed - Thu

Drama Queens

at Glasgow Women's Library, 23 Landressy Street, G401BP

Our fabulous Drama Queens sessions explore some of the all-women plays we have in the archives, from powerful suffragette plays to comedy sketches.

Category: reading groups

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Nov 26 Wed

Literary Lunchtime with Kathleen Jamie

at Bar Gandolfi, 64 Albion Str. Glasgow G1

The acclaimed poet, essayist and travel writer Kathleen Jamie will read from her recent work, including on the natural world.

Category: live readings

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Nov 26 Wed

Debjani Chatterjee/Martin Bates

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT

PAS Autumn readings: Debjani Chatterjee/Martin Bates

Category: live readings, Poetry Association of Scotland

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Nov 26 Wed

Poetry book discussion group

at CCA bar, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Peter Larkin’s Give Forest Its Next Portent, published by Shearsman, is our book for discussion in November.

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Nov 27 Thu

Book launch: The Naming of Cancer

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Naming of Cancer Book Launch: Tracey S Rosenberg

Category: book launches

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Nov 27 Thu

Blame Montezuma

at Zest, 95 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9QW

Choc-lit anyone? Calling all addicts of chocolate, poetry or both.

Category: book launches, live readings

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Nov 27 Thu

Poets Against Humanity

at Banshee Labyrinth, Niddry Street

With Rachel McCrum, Marianne MacRae and Kevin Mclean

Category: live readings, spoken word

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Nov 28 Fri

Launch of The Other Tongues: An Introduction to Writing in Irish, Scots Gaelic and Scots

at Waterstones, 174 Argyle Str Glasgow G2

Launch of The Other Tongues: An Introduction to Writing in Irish, Scots Gaelic and Scots

Category: book launches, live readings

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Nov 29 Sat

Portobello Poetry Circus presents TWENTY POETS

at Dalriada 77 Promenade Portobello, Edinburgh

Two Hours of Pulsating Performance Poetry on the Prom

Category: live readings, spoken word

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Nov 30 Sun

Artist Book Spotlight: Jean Johnstone at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Patrick Geddes Room, John Hope Gateway, Arboreum Place near EH3 5AZ

Jean Johnstone invites you to slowly unwrap her artists’ books to experience the fine words of leading contemporary poets.

Category: SPL programme, workshops

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Nov 30 Sun

Shore Poets' BE THE FIRST TO LIKE THIS Quiet Slam (part of Book Week Scotland)

at Henderson's at St John's, 3 Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Shore Poets are hosting our first ever slam, and we’re doing it in style, teaming up with Book Week Scotland, the Vagabond Voices and their brand new anthology of Scottish poetry, BE THE FIRST TO LIKE THIS.

Category: performance poetry & slams, spoken word

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