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.


November 2017

Nov 12 - 26 Sun

In The Shadows Cast By Trees

at St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE, 11:00am - 6:00pm

Exhibition featuring new work by poet Kirsty Venters Marks and artist Cordula Marks Venters.

Category: exhibitions

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Nov 20 Mon

Conversation with Nuar Alsadir

at University Memorial Chapel, Glasgow, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

As part of the on-going Creative Conversation speaker series, poet Nuar Alsadir comes to campus to chat about her writing.

Category: discussion

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Nov 21 Tue

Brian Johnstone and Trio Verso

at Scottish Poetry Library, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Brian Johnstone’s poetry and jazz group Trio Verso. With special guests jazzman Colin Steele (trumpet) and poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill.

Category: live music, live readings, SPL programme

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Nov 22 Wed

Hidden Gems: Seen / Unseen - Poetry Late

at City Arts Centre, Edinburgh, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Hear stories, essays and poems inspired by the Hidden Gems exhibition.

Category: live readings

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Nov 23 Thu

Old Town BID Surgery

at Scottish Poetry Library, 10:30am - 6:30pm

An opportunity for businesses affected by the Old Town BID process to talk about it with a member of the BID committee.

Category: drop-in sessions

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Nov 23 Thu

Sheila Templeton (Poetry Association of Scotland)

at Scottish Poetry Library

Contact Mario Relich, Secretary of PAS at

Category: live readings

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Nov 23 Thu

This Is It! Literary Cabaret 2017

at Central Hall, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9BP, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

With William Letford.

Category: live readings

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Nov 24 Fri

Interrobang‽ The Ambassador's Reception

at Six Degrees North, 24 Howe Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6TG, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

A murder mystery in spoken word form.

Category: spoken word

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Nov 26 Sun

Youth Poet Cafe session

at Costa Coffee, Gorgie, Edinburgh, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

A series of creative writing and performance workshops for 14 to 18 year olds.

Category: short courses & writers retreats & one-off workshops

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Nov 27 Mon

Neil Forbes and Tom Pow: The Chef and The Poet

at Scottish Poetry Library, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

An award winning poet and an award winning chef join together for an unforgettable evening featuring the poems and tastes of Scotland.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Nov 29 Wed

Poetry and Place

at 4.09 Darwin Room, Institute of Geography, 1 Drummond Street EH8 9XP

Sessions exploring the poetics of place and space where people can read their own poems and those of others on the theme of 'conflict'.

Category: live readings

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