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.


January 2017

Jan 24 Tue

Edinburgh Preview/Brochure Launch for StAnza 2017

at The National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW

If you like to have your StAnza programme in paper and ink, the good news is that the StAnza brochure for 2017 is almost ready and packed with exciting listings. It will be available fresh from the printers at our Edinburgh preview event.

Category: festivals, free events, live music, live readings

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Jan 25 Wed

An evening with Robert Burns

at The Sheep heid Inn, 43-45 The Causeway, Edinburgh EH15 3QA, 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Let Burns entertain you with his unique life story and poetry while you enjoy a three course dinner in Scotland's oldest pub, The Sheep Heid Inn.

Category: Scots & live readings

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Jan 27 Fri

Hamish Screening

at St John's Church, 35 Brighton Place, EH15 1LL

A FREE screening of the documentary film 'Hamish', about the poet and activist Hamish Henderson, presented by Portobello & Craigmillar Greens. Doors 7.15pm, film begins at 7.30pm.

Category: discussion, films, free events

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Jan 29 Sun

Shore Poets Quiet Slam!

at OH! Outhouse Bar (upstairs) 12A Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh EH1 3LY, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Happy New Year! Once more, it’s time for our Quiet Slam! (Or our ‘Quite Slam’ if you type too quickly and forget to proofread.) Ten poets will entertain you, but they will also be judged and there can only be one (winner). 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Category: performance poetry & slams

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Jan 29 Sun

Stand And Stare

at Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Stand And Stare, a marriage of music and literature, takes as its starting point the poem, Leisure, by Welsh writer, W.H.Davies.

Category: live music, live readings

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Jan 31 Tue

The Poetry Association of Scotland AGM

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close, Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DT, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Bring a poem or two, and raise a glass to Robert Burns, our National Bard.

Category: Poetry Association of Scotland, reading groups

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