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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Aug 3 Mon

Poetry at the Sutton Gallery: Graham Foust/ Jane Goldman/ Innua Ellams

at The Sutton Gallery, 18a Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ

An exciting event with three poets: Graham Foust, Jane Goldman and Innua Ellams.

Category: live readings

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Aug 4 Tue

School of Night : Introducing HappenStance Press and Poet J.O.Morgan in St Andrews

at The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG

The launch of In Casting Off.

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Aug 6 Thu

Bloodcream

at Spotlites, Hanover Street, 12:00pm - 12:25pm

Character poetry with humour and charm.Part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Category: festivals, spoken word

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Aug 6 - 31 Thu - Mon

Loud Poets

at Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Featuring the best spoken word artists from Scotland and beyond.

Category: performance poetry & slams

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Aug 7 Fri

SHIFT / Collective - Harry Gile's Drone

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Harry Giles performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

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Aug 8 - 22 Sat

The Wake Up Call

at Clouds & Soil, 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT Edinburgh, United Kingdom

A mighty rant on the complex palaver of our lives, accompanied by visual imagery and sound.

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Aug 8 Sat

SHIFT / Collective - Ali Maloney’s HYDRONOMICON

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Ali Maloney performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

Category: live readings

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Aug 9 Sun

SHIFT / Collective - Bram E Gieben’s Ex Nihilo

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Bram E Gieben performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

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Aug 10 - 11 Mon - Tue

Blind Poetics: Big Night of Spoken Word 4

at The Blind Poet pub, 32 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 8:00pm - 1:00am

Blind Poetics' 4th annual night of spoken word marathonity and open mic longnessness!

Category: open mic sessions, spoken word

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Aug 10 Mon

SHIFT / Collective - Sam Small’s Love And Other Drugs

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Sam Small performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

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Aug 11 Tue

SHIFT / Collective - Rachel McCrum’s Do Not Alight Here Again

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Rachel McCrum performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

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Aug 12 Wed

SHIFT / Collective - Jenny Lindsay’s Ire & Salt

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Jenny Lindsay performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

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Aug 13 - 16 Thu - Sun

Edinburgh Lily

at Valvona & Crolla’s, Elm Row, Edinburgh

Ron Butlin reads alongside musicians Dick Lee and Anne Evans.

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Aug 13 Thu

SHIFT / Collective - Rachel Amey’s Peacock Blue

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Rachel Amey performs as part of SHIFT /Collective.

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Aug 14 Fri

Ritzfrolic: An evening of poetry and discussion inspired by the sculptures of John Chamberlain

at Inverleithen House, Edinburgh

An evening of poetry and discussion with poet and Reader in English Literature at the University of Glasgow Jane Goldman and Alistair Rider Lecturer in Modern Art at the University of St Andrews.

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Aug 14 Fri

SHIFT / Collective - Harry Gile's Drone

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Harry Giles performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

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Aug 15 Sat

EIBF: Nothing but the Poem on Naomi Shihab Nye

at Writers Retreat, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join Jennifer Williams from the Scottish Poetry Library for an in-depth discussion on Nye’s work.

Category: reading groups

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Aug 15 Sat

SHIFT / Collective - Ali Maloney’s HYDRONOMICON

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Ali Maloney performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

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Aug 16 - 30 Sun

Liz Lochhead With Steve Kettley: Old Pals and Party Pieces

at The Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh, 12:15pm - 1:15pm

A new selection of old favourites from almost 50 years of performance-poetry.

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Aug 16 Sun

SHIFT / Collective - Bram E Gieben’s Ex Nihilo

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Bram E Gieben performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

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Aug 17 - 22 Mon - Sat

The Scottish Songstress: Recollections of my Aunt

at Venue 40, Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh

In a golden age of writing, dominated by Burns and Walter-Scott, a lady of noble birth penned over 100 of Scotland’s best-loved songs.

Category: festivals, live music

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Aug 17 Mon

SHIFT / Collective - Sam Small’s Love And Other Drugs

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Sam Small performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

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Aug 18 Tue

Edinburgh Book Fringe: Bashabi Fraser launches her new collection of poetry

at Word Power Books, 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Bashabi Fraser launches her new collection Letters to My Mother: And Other Mothers.

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Aug 18 Tue

SHIFT / Collective - Rachel McCrum’s Do Not Alight Here Again

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Rachel McCrum performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

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Aug 19 Wed

Edinburgh Book Fringe: Pauline Prior-Pitt and Chrys Salt

at Word Power Books, 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Chrys Salt and Pauline Pitt-Prior read together.

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Aug 19 Wed

SHIFT / Collective - Jenny Lindsay’s Ire & Salt

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Jenny Lindsay performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

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Aug 20 Thu

EIBF: Robyn Marsack on Eugene Onegin

at Writers Retreat, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Director of the Scottish Poetry Library Robyn Marsack looks at Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin.

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Aug 20 Thu

Edinburgh Book Fringe: Carly Brown and MacGilivray

at Word Power Books, 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

MacGilivray and Carly Brown read together.

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Aug 20 Thu

SHIFT / Collective - Rachel Amey’s Peacock Blue

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Rachel Amey performs as part of SHIFT /Collective.

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Aug 21 Fri

Love Over Scotland - Haiku and Music

at Venue 60 - Canongate Kirk, Royal Mile, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

A programme bringing together haiku and music, featuring Alan Spence, George Bruce and Alexander McCall Smith.

Category: live music, live readings

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Aug 21 Fri

SHIFT / Collective - Harry Gile's Drone

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Harry Giles performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

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Aug 22 Sat

Edinburgh Book Fringe: Our Real Red Selves with Harry Giles, Marion McCready and JL Williams

at Word Power Books, 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Harry Giles, Marion McCready and JL Williams read from Our Real Red Selves

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Aug 22 Sat

SHIFT / Collective - Ali Maloney’s HYDRONOMICON

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Ali Maloney performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

Category: live readings

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Aug 23 Sun

SHIFT / Collective - Bram E Gieben’s Ex Nihilo

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Bram E Gieben performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

Category: live readings

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Aug 24 Mon

SHIFT / Collective - Sam Small’s Love And Other Drugs

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Sam Small performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

Category: live readings

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Aug 25 Tue

SHIFT / Collective - Rachel McCrum’s Do Not Alight Here Again

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Rachel McCrum performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

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Aug 26 Wed

Poetry pamphlet discussion

at CCA (main bar), Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

'Soon Every House Will Have One' by Holly Hopkins and 'Not Really' by Rebecca Farmer

Category: reading groups

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Aug 26 Wed

SHIFT / Collective - Jenny Lindsay’s Ire & Salt

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Jenny Lindsay performs as part of the SHIFT / Collective.

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Aug 27 Thu

Edinburgh International Book Festival: Poetic Translation with the Scottish Poetry Library

at Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Mexican poet Juana Adcock and Georgi Gill, Learning Manager at the Scottish Poetry Library, guide you through the craft of creating a nuanced translation.

Category: workshops

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Aug 27 Thu

SHIFT / Collective - Rachel Amey’s Peacock Blue

at Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Rachel Amey performs as part of SHIFT /Collective.

Category: live readings

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