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.


June 2016

Jun 28 Tue

SPL Poetry Workshop

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

A writing workshop suitable for writers at any stage in their career.

Category: SPL programme, workshops

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Jun - Jul 30 - 3 Thu - Sun

Words from the Earth

at Cherry Tree Lodge - Just outside the village of Saline KY12 9TA. Fife, 5:00pm - 1:30pm

“This was soul food and magical me time. Caspar was wonderful and very respectful of everyone’s sensitivities. I’ll keep writing." An inspiring restorative retreat led by author and journalist, Caspar Walsh in the stunning Scottish landscape of the Ochil Hills.

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

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Jun 30 Thu

Jen Cooper

at Books and Beans, 22 Belmont St. Aberdeen AB10 1JH, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Guest poet Jen Cooper is a widely published poet (The Rialto, Ambit, New Writing Scotland, Envoi), winner of The Scottish Book Trust Award 2016 and Honorary Fellow of the Aberdeen Word Centre for Creative Writing. The event also includes a very popular Open Mic Session.

Category: free events, live readings, open mic sessions

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Jun 30 Thu

Buddy Wakefield - Stunt Water

at Augustine United Church, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Buddy Wakefield on the Stunt Water tour - celebrating the release of Stunt Water: The Buddy Wakefield Reader 1991-2011.

Category: live readings, spoken word

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Jun 30 Thu

FREAK Circus - Shame

at Woodland Creatures, 260–262 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5EL

A night of awesomely spectacular performance poetry from the FREAK Circus people.

Category: free events, live readings, performance poetry & slams

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Jun 30 Thu

Poetry Book Launch

at Waterstones, Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8AU

Vicki Husband's debut poetry collection, This Far Back Everything Shimmers, will be launched with wine and guest readings from Jim Carruth, Kathrine Sowerby and Mark Russell. All welcome.

Category: free events, live readings

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