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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Feb 11 Thu

Poetry and Coffee

at Henderson's Cafe, 94 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR, 10:30am - 11:30am

Angela McSeveney, Colin Will and Lesley Duncan will be reading selections of their poetry.

Category: free events, live readings

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Feb 11 Thu

The Body and The Voice: Throat Singing and Body Performance with Jonathan Lamy

at The Mezzanine, Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close, Edinburgh, EH8 8DT, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Learn all about the art of throat singing.

Category: live readings, Performance, SPL programme

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Feb 12 Fri

Collective Hush

at Scottish Poetry Library 5 Crichton's Close EH8 8DT Edinburgh, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Drop-in reading & writing group.

Category: SPL programme

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Feb 14 Sun

Poetry and Coffee

at Henderson's Cafe, 94 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR, 10:30am - 11:30am

Marjorie Gill, Mario Relich and Mary Johnston will be reading selections from their poetry.

Category: discussion, free events, live readings, Performance

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Feb 16 Tue

George Lauder: early modern Scottish poet and soldier’

at Room 202, 3 UNIVERSITY GARDENS G12 8QQ

Glasgow University Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies, Professor Alasdair A. MacDonald (emeritus, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), speaks about George Lauder.

Category: discussion, talks

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Feb 18 Thu

George Lauder: (d. 1670), 'the poet whom Scotland forgot’

at Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL, EDINBURGH

Hosted by the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, Professor Alasdair A.MacDonald (emeritus, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) introduces and discusses George Lauder.

Category: discussion, talks

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Feb 18 Thu

My Life in Poetry with Agnes Török

at The Mezzanine, Scottish Poetry Library, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Agnes Torok, a poet featured in this year’s Edinburgh Student Arts Festival, tells us the story of her life through their favourite poems.

Category: collaboration, discussion, live readings, SPL programme, talks

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Feb 19 Fri

Ariosto and Scotland. Academic Workshop

at Parliament Hall, South street, St Andrews, 11:00am - 3:30pm

Hosted by the University of St Andrews, this is a one-day academic workshop to discuss the dissemination and influence of the Orlando Furioso in Scotland. It is free and open to everyone.

Category: discussion, free, talk, workshop

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Feb 19 Fri

Collective Hush

at Scottish Poetry Library 5 Crichton's Close EH8 8DT Edinburgh, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Drop-in reading & writing group.

Category: SPL programme

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Feb 19 Fri

The Italian Renaissance in St Andrew’s Special Collections.

at Conference Room, Younger Hall, North street, St Andrews, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

This event is part of the St Andrews celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the publication of Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso.

Category: exhibitions, free events

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Feb - Mar 19 Fri - Sat

Handel’s Ariosto: Passions and Performance, by Scottish Opera

at Younger Hall, North street, St Andrews

In the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the publication of the poem "Orlando Furioso", a group of St Andrews scholars has organised a number of events, free and open to the public, to join in with the celebrations.

Category: free events, live music, talks

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Feb 20 Sat

Nothing But The Poem: Buson and Haiku

at The Space, Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close, Edinburgh, EH8 8DT, 11:00am - 12:30pm

We will read and talk about a selection of poems by the poet(s).

Category: discussion, reading groups, SPL programme

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Feb 20 Sat

Haiku Circle: An Introduction to the craft of Haiku Composition

at The Space, Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close, Edinburgh, EH8 8DT, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Learn more about haiku with a 'haiku therapist'.

Category: collaboration, creative writing, discussion, workshop

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Feb 22 Mon

Creative Conversations: Sam Riviere

at University of Glasgow Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Sam Riviere in conversation with Colin Herd as part of Creative Conversations - a new series of Monday lunchtime literary events featuring readings and conversations from internationally renowned writers.

Category: discussion, live readings

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Feb 23 Tue

SPL Poetry Workshop

at The Space, Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close, Edinburgh, EH8 8DT, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Saltire Prize-nominated poet JL Williams facilitates this writing workshop.

Category: creative writing, live readings, SPL programme, workshop

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Feb 24 Wed

Edinburgh Story Cafe

at Edinburgh Central Library 7-9 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EG, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Hosted by Glasgow Women's Library, this friendly new group is suitable for women of all ages from all walks of life.

Category: discussion, live readings, reading groups

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Feb 24 Wed

Poets Against Humanity

at Banshee Labyrinth, Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Hosted by Chutney Exhibition

Category: free events, live readings, Performance

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Feb 25 Thu

Poetry Speaking Workshop with Andrew Sclater

at The Space, Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close, Edinburgh EH8 8DT, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Poet, trained actor and former finalist in the BP Speak A Poem competition, Andrew Sclater, facilitates this series of workshops for anyone interested in the spoken interpretation of poetry.

Category: live readings, Performance, SPL programme, spoken word

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Feb 25 Thu

From Renaissance To Referendum: 2014 and After

at The Mezzanine, Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close, Edinburgh, EH8 8DT, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Poet Alec Finlay performs his recent poem composed from submissions to the post-referendum Smith Commission, while art historian Amy Todman will discuss cataloguing creative responses to the Referendum.

Category: collaboration, discussion, live readings, Performance, SPL programme

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Feb 25 Thu

FREAK Circus - Broken Hearts

at Woodland creatures, 206-262 Leith Walk, Edinburgh

FREAK Circus is back with another amazing issue of the magazine that everyone's talking about.

Category: live readings, Performance, spoken word

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Feb 26 Fri

Poetry at The Sutton Gallery: Rachael Allen, Sophie Collins, Daisy Lafarge, Kathryn Maris & Nuar Alsadir

at The Sutton Gallery, 18a Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ

Poetry readings with Rachael Allen, Sophie Collins, Daisy Lafarge, Kathryn Maris & Nuar Alsadir

Category: discussion, live readings

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Feb 26 Fri

Collective Hush

at Scottish Poetry Library 5 Crichton's Close EH8 8DT Edinburgh, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Drop-in reading & writing group.

Category: SPL programme

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Feb 29 Mon

Aonghas MacNeacail

at University of Glasgow Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Readings and conversation with Aonghas MacNeacail hosted by The University of Glasgow Creative Writing Programme

Category: discussion, Gaelic, live readings

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