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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Oct 24 Fri

Bounce and Tickle

at Bonar Hall, Nethergate, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN

Rhyme, songs and stories for little ones aged 0-12 months.

Category: festivals

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Oct 24 Fri

Scottish Book Trust, Ms Battenberg’s Tea Room

at Bonar Hall, Nethergate, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN

Scottish Book Trust’s New Writer Awardees at Dundee Literary Festival

Category: festivals, live readings

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Oct 24 Fri

‘Doctors in books, books for doctors’:Tools of the Trade & A Doctor’s Line

at Bonar Hall, Nethergate, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN

A look at medicine and literature, and the longstanding and complementary relationship between the two.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Oct 24 Fri

Culture Laser Live

at Bonar Hall, Nethergate, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN

Weekly podcast series, The Multi-Coloured Culture Laser, enters Dundee Literary Festival.

Category: festivals, spoken word

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Oct 25 Sat

Whaleback City Walking Tour

at meet at Bonar Hall, University of Dundee, DD1 4HN

Dundee’s first Makar (poet laureate for the city) W.N. (Bill) Herbert invites you on a tour of Dundee by poetry.

Category: festivals, live readings, walks & tours

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Oct 25 Sat

Nothing But the Poem: Wislawa Szymborska

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

Poetry reading group. This week: Wislawa Szymborska.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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Oct 25 Sat

Poem and a Piece: Tom Pow and Brian Johnstone

at Bonar Hall, Nethergate, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN

A lunchtime adventure guaranteed from the comfort of the Bonar Hall.

Category: festivals, live readings

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Oct 25 Sat

Writing Showcase: Nethergate Writers

at Bonar Hall, Nethergate, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN

Nethergate writers will read from their latest anthology of new work.

Category: festivals, live readings

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Oct 25 Sat

Kate Tempest: Scottish Launch

at The Bongo Club, 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX

The Scottish launch of Kate Tempest's new collection.

Category: live readings

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Oct 25 Sat

New Portsound

at Bonar Hall, University of Dundee, DD1 4HN

New Portsound is delighted to host a night as part of the Dundee Literary Festival.

Category: festivals, live music, spoken word

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Oct 26 Sun

Kei Miller: Poem and a Piece

at Bonar Hall, Nethergate, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN

An unforgettable performer, Kei will read from his 2014 collection, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion.

Category: festivals, live readings

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Oct 26 Sun

Rally & Broad presents: Bigmouth Strikes Again (Glasgow)

at Stereo, Renfield Lane, Glasgow

With Rachel Amey, A New International, Kieran Hurley, Leyla Josephine and Declan Welsh.

Category: live music, spoken word

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Oct 26 Sun

Shore Poets: October

at St John's Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BJ

Brian Johnstone and Ken Cockburn New poet: Lindsay Macgregor Shore Poet: Angela McSeveney

Category: live readings

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Oct 28 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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Oct 28 Tue

The Word is Scots: Liz Lochhead and the Mother Tongue

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

Liz Lochhead, National Poet for Scotland, puts the use of Scots in poetry under the microscope.

Category: exhibitions, live readings, talks

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Oct 29 Wed

PAS Autumn Readings: Book Launches

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

Book launches from Mario Relich and Elspeth Brown

Category: book launches, Poetry Association of Scotland

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Oct 30 Thu

Magazine Showcase: Far Off Places

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

This season the SPL magazine showcase returns for a Halloween special with Far Off Places, a small magazine with international scope.

Category: live readings, SPL programme, talks

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Oct 30 Thu

Not About Heroes

at Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 1ET

The extraordinary story of two of the Great War poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, their friendship, their inter-dependancy , their poetry.

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Oct 31 Fri

Not About Heroes

at Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 1ET

The extraordinary story of two of the Great War poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, their friendship, their inter-dependancy , their poetry.

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