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.

 

October 2016

 
Sep - Oct 10 Sat - Mon

Blind Poetics

at The Blind Poet, 34 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 8:00pm - 11:00pm

We're back after the madness that is the Fringe, and to start Year Six we're featuring Jamie Livingstone, and the ever-popular open mic.

Category: free events, live readings, open mic sessions

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Oct 1 Sat

Wooer With Words 30

at Coffee On Wooer, 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Join us on the 1st of October, upstairs in Coffee on Wooer for Wooer With Words, Falkirk's only open-mic spoken word show!

Category: free events, open mic sessions

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Oct 1 Sat

Platform Poetry – Beth McDonough, Patrick Errington, and Christine de Luca

at Off the Rails Arthouse, Station House, Victoria Street, Ladybank, KY15 7JT, 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Featuring Beth McDonough, Patrick Errington and Christine de Luca.

Category: live music, live readings

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Oct 4 Tue

The Belonging Project Workshops

at Scottish Poetry Library, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for this series of creative writing workshops that explore the universal experience of undertaking a journey.

Category: SPL programme, workshop

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Oct 4 Tue

Filmpoesie

at Scottish Poetry Library, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Quebec-Scotland Filmpoesie Project brings together poets from Scotland and from Quebec to create filmpoems. The evening will include a screening of the films and live performances from the poets. NB. This event was originally billed as taking place on Wednesday 19 October. Please note, it is now taking place on Tuesday 4 October.

Category: films, live readings, SPL programme

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Oct 4 Tue

Reading and Writing Poetry Class

at Moray Art Centre, Findhorn Foundation, Moray, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Does poetry have a place in your life? Would you like to read & understand more? This weekly class offers the chance to explore a selection of poems on a chosen theme and to be guided in writing our own.

Category: workshops

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Oct 5 - 7 Wed - Fri

Outside-In / Inside-Out

at University of Glasgow / Centre for Contemporary Arts / Glasgow Women’s Library

New festival - call for papers currently.

Category: conferences

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Oct 5 Wed

Collective Hush

at Scottish Poetry Library, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Quiet time at the SPL for those who wish to study or write.

Category: SPL programme

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Oct 5 Wed

Poetry for Beginners

at Aberdeen Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Explore Aberdeen City Libraries' postcard collection and create your own poems about travel at this free workshop inspired by the Scottish Poetry Library's Messages theme for National Poetry Day. The workshop will be led by local writer Shane Strachan.

Category: free events, workshops

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Oct 6 Thu

National Poetry Day Reading

at St Ninian's Library, Mayfield Centre, Mayfield Street St Ninian's, STIRLING FK7, 12:45pm - 2:00pm

A group of keen poetry readers will read some of their own (and the nation's) favourite poems, and this year's postcard poems.

Category: free events, live readings

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Oct 6 Thu

Dr Poem

at Central Library, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EG, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Celebrate National Poetry Day with Dr Poem, who will prescribe a poem for you, whatever your mood.

Category: drop in sessions, free events

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Oct 6 Thu

National Poetry Day event: Eyewear Publishing

at Scottish Poetry Library, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Reading featuring four of poets published by Eyewear: Marion McCready, George Elliott Clarke, Canada’s Poet Laureate; Paul Deaton; and Terese Svoboda.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Oct 8 Sat

'Messages from Out There': a National Poetry Day event

at Community Centre, Findhorn Foundation, Moray, 8:00pm - 11:00pm

'Messages from Out There', poetry readings with Margot Henderson, Helen Moore and Dave Till, an evening of inspiration and “messages” (the theme of National Poetry Day this year). There will also be an open mic.

Category: free events, fundraising, live readings, open mic sessions

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Oct 11 Tue

The Belonging Project Workshops

at Scottish Poetry Library, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for this series of creative writing workshops that explore the universal experience of undertaking a journey.

Category: SPL programme, workshop

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Oct 11 Tue

School Of Poets

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

Founded in 1981 by Tessa Ransford, the School of Poets meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month (except August and December) at the Scottish Poetry Library.

Category: creative writing, reading groups, School of Poets

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Oct 12 Wed

Collective Hush

at Scottish Poetry Library, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Quiet time at the SPL for those who wish to study or write.

Category: SPL programme

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Oct 12 Wed

Whatever the Sea: Scottish Poetry for Growing Older

at Scottish Poetry Library, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Launch of a new anthology of poems about ageing from Polygon/Birlinn

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Oct 13 Thu

Poetry and Coffee

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

Three poets will reading from their work: Sheila Templeton, Pauline Prior-Pitt and Nell Nelson.

Category: free events, live readings

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Oct 15 Sat

Bill Manhire: Nothing but the Poem

at Scottish Poetry Library, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Our popular reading group tackles New Zealand poet Bill Manhire ahead of his appearance in Glasgow.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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Oct 15 Sat

Haiku Circle Edinburgh

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

Participants who have prepared a haiku will present it to the group for feedback. Time permitting, one or two late-autumn, early-winter-themed Japanese Haiku will be presented and discussed.

Category: collaboration, creative writing, discussion, workshop

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Oct 19 Wed

Collective Hush

at Scottish Poetry Library, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Quiet time at the SPL for those who wish to study or write.

Category: SPL programme

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Oct 20 Thu

Wojciech Bonowicz and Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese

at Scottish Poetry Library, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The SPL is delighted to host a reading by renowned Polish poet Wojciech Bonowicz.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Oct 22 Sat

Polish Signs – Translation Workshop

at Scottish Poetry Library, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us as we explore another country through its poetry and experience that poetry in its original language, then build a linguistic bridge between Polish and English.

Category: SPL programme, translation, workshop

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Oct 25 Tue

SPL Poetry Workshop

at Scottish Poetry Library, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

A writing workshop in which we read, discuss and write poems. All levels of experience welcome.

Category: SPL programme, workshop

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Oct 26 Wed

Collective Hush

at Scottish Poetry Library, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Quiet time at the SPL for those who wish to study or write.

Category: SPL programme

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Oct 30 Sun

Women moving abroad

at The Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh

An exciting evening of stories and poetry from three young writers who have made Scotland their home: Giada Gaslini, Theresa Muñoz, Annie Higgen.

Category: free events, live readings

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Oct 31 Mon

UNDERGROUND CITY NO.2 CRYPTIC

at THE OLD TOWN BOOKSHOP, 8 VICTORIA ST. EDINBURGH

Featuring: KATE TOUGH, ALEC FINLAY, GRAEME SMITH, HARRY GILES, MACGILLIVRAY, A.R. THOMPSON

Category: live readings, spoken word

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