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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Apr 2 Thu

Translation Workshop: Gaelic Poetry with Aonghas MacNeacail

at The Saltire Society, 9 Fountain Close, 22 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TF, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Workshops in poetry translation with the Scottish Poetry Library

Category: Gaelic, SPL programme, workshops

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Apr 7 Tue

Artistic Collaborations: The works of John Burnside and Amy Shelton

at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join John Burnside and Amy Shelton for an evening of readings from their collaborative works.

Category: live readings

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Apr 9 Thu

Refugee Survival Trust Poetry Reading with W.N. Herbert

at Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Journeys – reflecting the refugee experience.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Apr 11 Sat

Words and music with writer Tom Pow and harper Wendy Stewart

at Merchiston Castle School, 294 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0PU

Workshop hosted by the Edinburgh International Harp Festival

Category: talks, workshops

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Apr 12 Sun

Nine Nests (Lessons for Spring) by Tom Pow with music by Wendy Stewart and Alex McQuiston

at Merchiston Castle School, 294 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0PU

Performance hosted by the Edinburgh International Harp Festival

Category: live music, live readings

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Apr 13 Mon

Blind Poetics

at The Blind Poet, 32 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 8:00pm - 11:00pm

April's feature is Iona Lee

Category: live readings, open mic sessions

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Apr 16 Thu

Poetry and Coffee

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

Sally Evans, Richie McCaffrey and Finola Scott

Category: live readings

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Apr 16 Thu

Criticism Playpen

at Golden Hare Books, 68 Saint Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AQ, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Criticism Playpen is a new, FUN event for all those poets and readers who have always wanted to learn more about poetry reviewing and criticism.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme, workshops

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Apr 18 Sat

Nothing But The Poem: Rosemary Tonks

at The Saltire Society, 9 Fountain Close, 22 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TF

Nothing but the Poem sessions on the work of Rosemary Tonks

Category: reading groups

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Apr 18 Sat

Nothing But The Poem: Rosemary Tonks

at The Saltire Society, 9 Fountain Close, 22 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TF

Nothing but the Poem sessions on the work of Rosemary Tonks

Category: reading groups

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Apr 18 Sat

Vagabond Poets: Harry Giles, Marion McCready, J.L. Williams

at Mitchell Library, Glasgow, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join poets Harry Giles, Marion McCready and JL Williams as they launch BTFTLT’s next chapter: the first volume of 'Vagabond Poets'.

Category: live readings

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Apr 18 Sat

Culross Poetry Hub

at The Biscuit Cafe, Culross, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Culross Poetry Hub is a new initiative which we plan as a regular event showcasing talents in poetry/song. We have open mic slots for readers and space for musicians to play. The (licensed) Biscuit Cafe is set in the centre of the historic and beautiful village of Culross on the West Fife coast.

Category: live music, live readings, open mic sessions

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Apr 22 Wed

Pedro Serrano

at Word Power Books, Edinburgh

Mexican poet Pedro Serrano visits Edinburgh

Category: live readings

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Apr 23 Thu

Edwin Morgan The Midnight Letterbox featuring James McGonigal and John Coyle

at The Saltire Society, 9 Fountain Close, 22 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TF, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

James McGonigal and John Coyle in conversation with SPL director Robyn Marsack, discussing the letters of Edwin Morgan

Category: discussion, SPL programme

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Apr 25 Sat

Writing the North

at Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Poetry and music from Orkney and Shetland.

Category: live music, live readings

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Apr 28 Tue

SPL Poetry Workshop

at Golden Hare Books, 68 Saint Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AQ, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Poetry workshops with the SPL at Golden Hare Books

Category: SPL programme, workshops

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Apr 28 Tue

Mitchell Poetry Group: Visiting guest poet

at Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow

Mitchell Poetry Group welcomes McGuire

Category: live readings

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Apr 30 Thu

The launch of Campaign in Poetry

at Word Power Books, 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB

Join the Emma Press for the Scottish launch of Campaign in Poetry.

Category: book launches

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Apr 30 Thu

Celtic Margins: Readings by Four Contemporary Poets

at The London Irish Centre, Camden Town, London

Award winning Scottish poet Hazel Frew, published by Rack Press is reading at the London Irish Centre

Category: live readings

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