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 - Oct 21 - 23 Thu

Poetry for the Palace: a Talk and a Walk

at Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery

A 10-minute exploration of the exhibition Poetry for the Palace

Category: exhibitions, talks

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Aug - Sep 30 - 6 Sat

World Enough & Time: a creative retreat

at Tanera Mor, Summers Isles, Wester Ross

Using Christian's recent book, "World Enough & Time: on Creativity and Slowing Down", as inspiration, you will explore this tiny island, responding and reflecting on your daily experiences through producing your own writing and art work.

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

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Sep 5 Fri

Poetry Cafe

at Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling

Read, recite, and discuss or just listen to and enjoy poetry.

Category: live readings

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Sep 7 Sun

Luminate Poetry Slam Workshop

at The Counting House,36,West Nicolson St.,Edinburgh,EH8 9DD, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Luminate: Scotland’s creative ageing festival Wednesday 1 – Friday 31 October 2014

Category: festivals, performance poetry & slams, workshops

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Sep 9 Tue

Launch of Prodigal by Jim Carruth

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT

Launch of the pamphlet Prodigal by Jim Carruth

Category: book launches

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Sep 11 Thu

Poetry and Coffee

at Henderson's Cafe, 94 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR, 10:30am - 11:30am

Morelle Smith, Basil Du Toit and Mary Johnston will be reading selections from their poetry

Category: live readings

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Sep 11 Thu

Poetry for the Palace: Rhyming Slams

at Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

With MiKo Berry, Scottish Poetry Slam Champion.

Category: exhibitions, spoken word

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Sep 11 Thu

Someone was Singing: A Commemoration of World War 1 in Poetry and Song

at Central Library, 7-9 Goergoe IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EG

In association with Edinburgh Libraries the SPL presents poet Alexander Hutchison and singer Wendy Carle Taylor.

Category: live music, live readings, SPL programme

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Sep 12 Fri

Poetry and Music

at Rosslyn Chapel, Chapel Loan, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PU

Rosemary Hector, Sheila Templeton and Henry Marsh will be reading selections from their poetry.

Category: live music, live readings

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Sep 16 Tue

Kenneth Stevens

at Grangemouth Library, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth

Poet Kenneth Steven reads from his new collection of poems Coracle.

Category: live readings

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Sep 19 Fri

Referendum Poetry Read-Round and Breakfast

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT

Celebrate or commiserate! Join us for coffee. croissants, discussion and poetry.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Sep 20 Sat

The Poetry Society surgeries with John Glenday

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT

Discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor John Glenday.

Category: SPL programme, workshops

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Sep 22 Mon

A Gift of a Verse: The Poets Laureate and the Palace

at Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Royal Collection Trust curators of the exhibition Poetry for the Palace explore the tales behind the exhibition's display.

Category: exhibitions, talks

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Sep 23 Tue

Nothing but The Poem: Michael Longley

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT

Poetry reading group. This week: Michael Longley

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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Sep 25 Thu

Book Launch: Be the First to Like This, New Scottish Poetry

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT

'Be the First to Like This: New Scottish Poetry' is an anthology gathering together Scotland’s new generation of poets.

Category: book launches, SPL programme

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Sep 27 Sat

Nothing But the Poem: Michael Longley

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT

Poetry reading group. This week: Michael Longley.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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Sep 27 Sat

The Wigtown Book Festival presents: The Scottish Writers Centre at the Bakehouse.

at The Bakehouse, 44 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HP, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Headlining Richie McCaffery, with Carolyn Richardson, Em Strang and David Mark Williams.

Category: live readings

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Sep 27 Sat

Richie McCaffery, with Carolyn Richardson, Em Strang and David Mark Williams

at The Bakehouse, 44 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HP, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Richie McCaffery reads with three poets local to the Wigtown area.

Category: live readings

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Sep 30 Tue

SPL Poetry Workshop

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT

Writing workshop at the Scottish Poetry Library

Category: SPL programme, workshops

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Sep 30 Tue

Sound lab presents: An evening of music and spoken word

at Glasgow City Halls Candleriggs, G1 1NQ Glasgow

Sound and Light : More fusion and fission with music and spoken word.

Category: spoken word

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