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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Aug - Oct 21 - 23 Thu

Poetry for the Palace: a Talk and a Walk

at Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery

A 10-minute exploration of the exhibition Poetry for the Palace

Category: exhibitions, talks

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Sep 17 Wed

Sound-Off for Women!

at Glasgow Women's Library, 23 Landressy Street, G401BP, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Wednesday afternoons, 2.30-4.30pm, from 13th August to 24th September.

Category: talks

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Sep 19 Fri

Referendum Poetry Read-Round and Breakfast

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

Celebrate or commiserate! Join us for coffee. croissants, discussion and poetry.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Sep 19 Fri

CAESURA #25

at Summerhall. Demonstration Room, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH9 1PL

Edinburgh's monthly night of experimental words and performance featuring writers and artists from across the UK and abroad.

Category: spoken word

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Sep 20 Sat

The Poetry Society surgeries with John Glenday

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

Discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor John Glenday.

Category: SPL programme, workshops

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Sep 20 Sat

Animal intelligence?

at The Craich at Llama’s Larder, Biggar

Briiliant opportunity for writers of every ability and level.

Category: live readings

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Sep 22 Mon

A Gift of a Verse: The Poets Laureate and the Palace

at Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Royal Collection Trust curators of the exhibition Poetry for the Palace explore the tales behind the exhibition's display.

Category: exhibitions, talks

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Sep 23 Tue

Nothing but The Poem: Michael Longley

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

Poetry reading group. This week: Michael Longley

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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Sep 23 Tue

Mitchell poetry group special event

at The Stirling Room, Mitchell Library Glasgow, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Guest poet Alan Rhiach, professor of English Literature, Glasgow University.

Category: live readings

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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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Sep 24 Wed

fault line: Glasgow launch

at Waterstones, Argyll Street, Glasgow

The launch of Gerry Loose's fifth collection.

Category: live readings

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Sep 25 Thu

Book Launch: Be the First to Like This, New Scottish Poetry

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

'Be the First to Like This: New Scottish Poetry' is an anthology gathering together Scotland’s new generation of poets.

Category: book launches, SPL programme

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Sep 27 Sat

Nothing But the Poem: Michael Longley

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

Poetry reading group. This week: Michael Longley.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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Sep 27 Sat

The Wigtown Book Festival presents: The Scottish Writers Centre at the Bakehouse.

at The Bakehouse, 44 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HP, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Headlining Richie McCaffery, with Carolyn Richardson, Em Strang and David Mark Williams.

Category: live readings

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Sep 27 Sat

Richie McCaffery, with Carolyn Richardson, Em Strang and David Mark Williams

at The Bakehouse, 44 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HP, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Richie McCaffery reads with three poets local to the Wigtown area.

Category: live readings

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Sep 28 Sun

Shore Poets: September

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

We hope you can join us for the opening event of our new season.

Category: live readings

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Sep 30 Tue

SPL Poetry Workshop

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

Writing workshop at the Scottish Poetry Library

Category: SPL programme, workshops

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Sep 30 Tue

Sound lab presents: An evening of music and spoken word

at Glasgow City Halls Candleriggs, G1 1NQ Glasgow

Sound and Light : More fusion and fission with music and spoken word.

Category: spoken word

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