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 2017

 
Oct 17 Tue

Black Women’s Voices: an evening of performance and discussion

at Scottish Poetry Library, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

For Black History Month, Jamaican-Canadian poet Olive Senior heads a bill of vital voices brought to you by Engender.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Oct 17 Tue

Poetry event at Citadel Books

at Citadel Books, 41 Montrose Terrace, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh EH7 5DJ, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Poems from Luath’s new anthology Thali Katori, with readers including new Edinburgh Makar Alan Spence.

Category: book launch, live readings

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Oct 17 Tue

Launch of Thali Katori

at Citadel Book, 41 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5DJ

With Valerie Gillies, Christine De Luca, Bashabi Fraser and Alan Riach.

Category: book launch, live readings

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Oct 18 Wed

The John Masefield Lecture: Robert Crawford on T.S. Eliot (PAS)

at Scottish Poetry Library

Professor Robert Crawford gives the annual John Masefield Lecture on 'T.S. Eliot: Ever Young'.

Category: lectures & seminars

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Oct 18 Wed

Spoken Word @ The Dick

at The Royal Dick pub, in the courtyard, Summerhall

An open mic evening welcoming writers of all genres.

Category: open mic

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Oct 19 Thu

Hear Hare Here #4

at Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

With Freddie Alexander and Janette Ayachi.

Category: live readings

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Oct 21 Sat

Wilfred Owen in the Pentland Hills: guided walk and writing workshop

at Meeting place to be decided - watch this space, although it is likely to be either Craiglockhart or Bonaly Country Park., 11:00am - 5:00pm

Guided walk following the war poet's route, with optional writing workshop.

Category: walks & tours, workshop

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Oct 22 Sun

Youth Poet Cafe session

at Costa Coffee, Gorgie, Edinburgh, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

A series of creative writing and performance workshops for 14 to 18 year olds.

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

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Oct 25 Wed

Glasgow Poetry Book Group

at Main bar, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx by Tara Bergin, published by Carcanet is the book choice for October.

Category: reading groups

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Oct 26 Thu

From East to West: Chrys Salt, Bashabi Fraser and Alan Riach

at Scottish Poetry Library, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Chrys Salt, Bashabi Fraser and Alan Riach read from their recently launched pamphlets.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Oct 28 Sat

What Matters Most? Value-Based Living, Working & Creating

at Old Lathrisk, Freuchie, Fife KY157HX, 10:00am - 4:00pm

A day of creative writing and mindfulness in rural Fife

Category: workshop

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Oct 28 Sat

Africa In Motion: Shashamane

at Scottish Poetry Library

Documentary about Rastafarians from around the world relocating to a small town in rural Ethiopia. Plus a live performance from Scottish-Jamaican singer Brina.

Category: films, live music, SPL programme

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Oct 29 Sun

Youth Poet Cafe session

at Costa Coffee, Gorgie, Edinburgh, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

A series of creative writing and performance workshops for 14 to 18 year olds.

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

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