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.

 

August 2017

 
Aug 17 Thu

Come Down the Mile

at Outside the Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join Ken Cockburn for poetry tours on the Royal Mile as part of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 5th –28th August (not Thursday or Friday).

Category: walks & tours

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Aug 17 Thu

Wilfred Owen's Edinburgh 1917-2017: War Poets Collection from Craiglockhart

at The Greenhouse 2, George Street, Edinburgh, 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Drop in to see the fascinating War Poets Collection of Edinburgh Napier University’s Craiglockhart Campus.

Category: walks & tours

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Aug 17 Thu

Wilfred Owen's Edinburgh 1917-2017: W is for Wilfred Owen - A celebration

at City Art Centre, Edinburgh, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

A celebration of the life and work of Wilfred Owen in music and poetry.

Category: live music, live readings

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Aug 17 Thu

School of Poets: Courtyard Readings

at Scottish Poetry Library, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A daily hour of readings.

Category: open mic, School of Poets

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Aug 17 Thu

Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market

at Greenside @ Royal Terrace (Venue 231), Edinburgh

A haunting folk tale of sisterhood, enchantment, and salvation.

Category: live readings

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Aug 17 Thu

Wilfred Owen's Edinburgh 1917-2017: A screening of Regeneration

at Filmhouse, Lothian Road, 5:45pm - 8:00pm

Screening of adaptation of Pat Barker's novel about Owen and Sassoon.

Category: films

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Aug 18 Fri

Come Down the Mile

at Outside the Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join Ken Cockburn for poetry tours on the Royal Mile as part of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 5th –28th August (not Thursday or Friday).

Category: walks & tours

Full details

Aug 18 Fri

Wilfred Owen's Edinburgh 1917-2017: War Poets Collection from Craiglockhart

at The Greenhouse 2, George Street, Edinburgh, 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Drop in to see the fascinating War Poets Collection of Edinburgh Napier University’s Craiglockhart Campus.

Category: walks & tours

Full details

Aug 18 Fri

Wilfred Owen's Edinburgh 1917-2017: When Wilfred Met Siegfried

at Craiglockhart, Edinburgh Napier University

A celebration of Owen and Sassoon's meeting, through readings of their letters, diaries, and poems.

Category: live readings

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Aug 18 Fri

School of Poets: Courtyard Readings

at Scottish Poetry Library, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A daily hour of readings.

Category: open mic, School of Poets

Full details

Aug 18 Fri

Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market

at Greenside @ Royal Terrace (Venue 231), Edinburgh

A haunting folk tale of sisterhood, enchantment, and salvation.

Category: live readings

Full details

Aug 19 Sat

Come Down the Mile

at Outside the Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join Ken Cockburn for poetry tours on the Royal Mile as part of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 5th –28th August (not Thursday or Friday).

Category: walks & tours

Full details

Aug 19 Sat

School of Poets: Courtyard Readings

at Scottish Poetry Library, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A daily hour of readings.

Category: open mic, School of Poets

Full details

Aug 19 Sat

Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market

at Greenside @ Royal Terrace (Venue 231), Edinburgh

A haunting folk tale of sisterhood, enchantment, and salvation.

Category: live readings

Full details

Aug 19 Sat

Launch of Atlantic Drift Anthology

at Party Pavilion, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square

Launch of new anthology of poetry that crosses the Atlantic.

Category: book launch

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Aug 20 Sun

Come Down the Mile

at Outside the Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join Ken Cockburn for poetry tours on the Royal Mile as part of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 5th –28th August (not Thursday or Friday).

Category: walks & tours

Full details

Aug 20 Sun

Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market

at Greenside @ Royal Terrace (Venue 231), Edinburgh

A haunting folk tale of sisterhood, enchantment, and salvation.

Category: live readings

Full details

Aug 21 Mon

Come Down the Mile

at Outside the Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join Ken Cockburn for poetry tours on the Royal Mile as part of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 5th –28th August (not Thursday or Friday).

Category: walks & tours

Full details

Aug 21 Mon

Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market

at Greenside @ Royal Terrace (Venue 231), Edinburgh

A haunting folk tale of sisterhood, enchantment, and salvation.

Category: live readings

Full details

Aug 22 Tue

Come Down the Mile

at Outside the Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join Ken Cockburn for poetry tours on the Royal Mile as part of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 5th –28th August (not Thursday or Friday).

Category: walks & tours

Full details

Aug 22 Tue

Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market

at Greenside @ Royal Terrace (Venue 231), Edinburgh

A haunting folk tale of sisterhood, enchantment, and salvation.

Category: live readings

Full details

Aug 23 Wed

Come Down the Mile

at Outside the Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join Ken Cockburn for poetry tours on the Royal Mile as part of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 5th –28th August (not Thursday or Friday).

Category: walks & tours

Full details

Aug 23 Wed

Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market

at Greenside @ Royal Terrace (Venue 231), Edinburgh

A haunting folk tale of sisterhood, enchantment, and salvation.

Category: live readings

Full details

Aug 24 Thu

Coffee with Muldoon

at Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street Edinburgh

Pulitzer prize-winning Paul Muldoon reads from his newly published Selected Poems.

Category: live readings

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Aug 24 Thu

Come Down the Mile

at Outside the Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join Ken Cockburn for poetry tours on the Royal Mile as part of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 5th –28th August (not Thursday or Friday).

Category: walks & tours

Full details

Aug 24 Thu

Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market

at Greenside @ Royal Terrace (Venue 231), Edinburgh

A haunting folk tale of sisterhood, enchantment, and salvation.

Category: live readings

Full details

Aug 24 Thu

Harry Giles and Natasha Kanapé Fontaine

at Scottish Poetry Library, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poetry from the leading lights of the younger generation of poets from Scotland and Canada.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Aug 24 Thu

Refugee Survival Trust poetry workshop with Helen Boden

at Lauriston Hall , EH3 9DJ, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Writing workshop with Helen Boden. Participants will turn thoughts about home and countries into poems.

Category: free event, workshop

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Aug 25 Fri

Come Down the Mile

at Outside the Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join Ken Cockburn for poetry tours on the Royal Mile as part of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 5th –28th August (not Thursday or Friday).

Category: walks & tours

Full details

Aug 25 Fri

Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market

at Greenside @ Royal Terrace (Venue 231), Edinburgh

A haunting folk tale of sisterhood, enchantment, and salvation.

Category: live readings

Full details

Aug 26 Sat

Come Down the Mile

at Outside the Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join Ken Cockburn for poetry tours on the Royal Mile as part of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 5th –28th August (not Thursday or Friday).

Category: walks & tours

Full details

Aug 26 Sat

Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market

at Greenside @ Royal Terrace (Venue 231), Edinburgh

A haunting folk tale of sisterhood, enchantment, and salvation.

Category: live readings

Full details

Aug 26 Sat

REDEMPTIONS

at Pilrig St Paul's Church, 1B Pilrig St, Edinburgh EH6 5AH

An evening of poetry and song, featuring: Paul Hullah, Lach, Roy Møller, and Martin Metcalfe.

Category: live music, live readings

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Aug 27 Sun

Come Down the Mile

at Outside the Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join Ken Cockburn for poetry tours on the Royal Mile as part of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 5th –28th August (not Thursday or Friday).

Category: walks & tours

Full details

Aug 28 Mon

Come Down the Mile

at Outside the Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join Ken Cockburn for poetry tours on the Royal Mile as part of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 5th –28th August (not Thursday or Friday).

Category: walks & tours

Full details

Aug 30 Wed

Poetry and Place with Rachel McCrum

at Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street Edinburgh

Join Rachel McCrum for a reading as she returns to Scotland for the collection's launch.

Category: live readings

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Aug 30 Wed

Book group discussion of Alarum

at CCA (main bar), Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

The August book group will be discussing Wayne Holloway-Smith's debut collection 'Alarum', published by Bloodaxe this year. Discussion informal, all welcome.

Category: discussion, free event, reading groups

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