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.

 

December 2017

 
Dec 1 Fri

House of Three Poetry Book Launch

at Blackwells Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YS

With Morgan Downie, Iain Matheson, Jonathan Bay, Jane Yolen, Fiona Ritchie Walker and Lynn Davidson.

Category: book launch, live readings

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Dec 1 Fri

Ben Fagan

at Scottish Poetry Library

Ben Fagan tours his debut collection Some Traveller with the help of an opera singer.

Category: live music, live readings, SPL programme

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Dec 2 Sat

Wrap Around : Emerging Artists Approach the Book Form

at Scottish Poetry Library, 6:45pm - 8:30pm

Wrap Around showcases the work of emerging artists Joseph Glover, Mina Heydari & Francis Dosoo, and Cora James.

Category: SPL programme

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Dec 3 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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Dec 4 Mon

Conversation with Vahni Capildeo

at University Memorial Chapel, Glasgow, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

As part of the on-going Creative Conversation speaker series, poet Vahni Capildeo comes to campus to chat about her writing.

Category: discussion

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Dec 4 Mon

Edinburgh Launch of the latest issue of The Scores

at Lighthouse Bookshop, 43-45 W Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9DB

With a performance by David Harsent.

Category: live readings, magazine launch

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Dec 5 Tue

St Andrews launch of the latest issue of The Scores

at Topping&Co Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG

With David Harsent.

Category: live readings, magazine launch

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Dec 6 Wed

Poetry for Peanuts

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close, Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DT, 10:30am - 11:30am

A laid-back family poetry hour for children under 5 and their grownups.

Category: children, reading groups, SPL programme

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Dec 9 Sat

The Right to Write: Scottish PEN at 90

at Scottish Poetry Library

A keynote address from David Pratt on freedom of expression.

Category: live readings, SPL programme, talk

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Dec 10 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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Dec 12 Tue

Poetry Pamphlet Fair

at National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

The popular festive fair returns to the National Library of Scotland.

Category: book fairs

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Dec 13 Wed

Open Book and the Stars

at Scottish Poetry Library, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

A reading group with special readings by Russell Jones and Pippa Goldschmidt.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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Dec 13 Wed

Poetry and Place

at Old Library, Institute of Geography, 1 Drummond Street EH8 9XP

Poems on the subject of 'places of the imagination'.

Category: live readings

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Dec 13 Wed

From the Horse's Mouth

at The Royal Dick pub, Summerhall, Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh EH9 1PL

Monthly open mic.

Category: live readings, open mic

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Dec 14 Thu

Xmas Discount Shopping Night

at Scottish Poetry Library, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

A discount Christmas shopping night at the SPL. Plus wine, soft drinks, mince pies and music.

Category: book sales

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Dec 16 Sat

Nothing But the Poem: Stuart A. Paterson

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

We will read and talk about a selection of poems by Stuart A. Paterson in this session.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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