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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Jul 22 Tue

Hens Tae Watch Oot Fur: Issue 5 Launch Event

at Glasgow Women's Library, 23 Landressy Street, G401BP, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Join us for the launch of Issue 5 of Hens Tae Watch Oot Fur!

Category: magazine launch

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Jul 25 Fri

Read Aloud! Celebrating Commonwealth Women's Writing

at Glasgow Women's Library, 23 Landressy Street, G401BP, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Would you like to be involved in an exciting project exploring writing by women in Commonwealth countries? And along the way play an active part in developing a new Commonwealth Women’s section for the reading collection at Glasgow Women’s Library?

Category: reading groups

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Jul 25 Fri

Launch of ‘Yonder Awa, Poetry from the Empire Café

at The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Eighteen of the Caribbean and Scotland’s most exciting poets have written new poems for the Empire Café exploring Scotland and the North Atlantic slave trade.

Category: book launches, live readings

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Jul 26 Sat

The Empire Cafe: Conversation and Poetry with Dorothea Smartt

at The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ, 5:00pm - 5:45pm

Readings and conversation with Dorothea Smartt

Category: live readings

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Jul 26 Sat

The Empire Cafe: Torn from the Shore

at The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Perspectives on Scotland, the Carribean and the North Atlantic slave trade.

Category: live readings, talks

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Jul 27 Sun

The Empire Cafe: Poetry Cafe

at The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Tawona Sithole and friends present the Poetry Café.

Category: live readings

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Jul 27 Sun

The Lamplighter (Rehearsed reading)

at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Rehearsed reading of the play 'The Lamplighter' by Jackie Kay.

Category: live readings

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Jul 28 Mon

The Empire Cafe: BBC Radio 4, Ginger, Sugar and Tea

at The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

BBC Radio 4 recording of three short stories by poets Fred d’Aguiar, Kei Miller and Jackie Kay

Category: free events, live readings

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Jul 28 Mon

The Empire Cafe: The God of Sugar

at The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

A group of Scottish artists have come together to explore and preserve in words, pictures, song and sound, the legacy of Greenock’s once mighty sugar industry.

Category: collaboration, free events, live readings

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Jul 29 Tue

The SPL Poetry Workshop

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Category: workshops

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Jul 29 Tue

Stewed Rhubarb Presents... Jo Clifford and Ryan Van Winkle

at Looking Glass Books, 3 Porters Walk, EH3 9GG Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Join us to celebrate the launch of two very different pamphlets from two very special writers produced in accompaniment to their upcoming Fringe shows.

Category: book launches, live readings

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Jul 31 Thu

Scottish Poetry Library’s COMMONWEALTH POETS UNITE!

at BBC at the Quay, smaller tent, Pacific Quay, Pacific Drive Glasgow G51 1DA, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Six poets share their experience of international poetic exchange and read a selection of Commonwealth poetry.

Category: live readings, talks

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Jul 31 Thu

The Empire Cafe: Poetry and Conversation

at The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ, 5:00pm - 5:45pm

With Randy McLaren and Nicky-e Melville.

Category: free events, live readings, talks

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Jul 31 Thu

The Empire Cafe: Sugar in the Blood, Fury in the Soul

at The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

A lively discussion chaired by Louise Welsh.

Category: free events, live readings, talks

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