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.


April 2017

Apr 26 Wed

Creative Conversations Evening Event: Novelist & Children’s Writer Scarlett Thomas

at University Chapel, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

As a special evening breakout event through the on-going Creative Conversation speaker series, author Scarlett Thomas comes to campus to chat about her writing. Bring your burning questions!

Category: discussion, free events, live readings

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Apr 27 Thu

Genre Bending Essays with Elizabeth Reeder

at Scottish Poetry Library, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Elizabeth Reeder of Glasgow University holds a workshop on essays that bend genre like Claudia Rankine's Citizen.

Category: SPL programme, workshop

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Apr 27 Thu

Genre Bending Essays showcase

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

Karine Polwart and Max Porter discuss their take on genre-bending essays.

Category: SPL programme

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Apr 27 Thu

Soutar Birthday Lecture 2017, hosted by Friends of William Soutar

at Soutar Theatre, A K Bell Library, York Place, Perth PH2 8EP

Dr Joy Hendry, Chapman Editor, will explore: "Oor Wullie - Small??" "Mere Miniaturist or Major Poet?"

Category: free events, lectures & seminars, talks

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Apr 29 Sat

Nothing but the Poem: Shara McCallum

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

Our reading group explores the work of Shara McCallum.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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Apr 30 Sun

Shore Poets 2017 April Open Mic Event

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

Once again, it’s our Open Mic Night. Featuring lovely ladies Jane McKie and Kirsty Law PLUS the fantastic open-mic'ers!!

Category: live readings, open mic sessions

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