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 2018

 
Sep - Oct 14 - 5 Fri

Exhibition: Of an Orkney Odyssey

at @SOUTH BLOCK, 60-64 Osborne Street, GLASGOW G1 5QH, 10:00am - 5:00pm

An exhibition bringing together the disciplines of photography, poetry, printmaking and sound recording.

Category: exhibition

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Oct 3 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

at Scottish Poetry Library, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

A weekly shared reading group.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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Oct 3 Wed

Poetry Society of Scotland presents: Douglas Dunn

at Scottish Poetry Library, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Unquestionably one of the greatest living poets writing in English, Douglas Dunn returns after a 16 year absence.

Category: live reading, SPL programme

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Oct 4 Thu

Hoy! Sound!

at Stills Centre For Photography, Edinburgh, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

With Harry Josephine Giles, Alison Miller, Duncan McLean, Robert Alan Jamieson and Gerda Stevenson.

Category: live reading

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Oct 4 Thu

National Poetry Day: A Celebration

at Scottish Poetry Library

Join us this National Poetry Day as we explore its theme of 'change'. With Vahni Capildeo.

Category: live reading, SPL programme

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Oct 5 - 7 Fri - Sun

What Matters Most: Value-based Creativity with Helen Boden and Audrey Birt

at Old Lathrisk, Lathrisk Road, Freuchie, Fife KY157HX

A retreat exploring how to live creatively in difficult times.

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

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Oct 6 Sat

Saturday Morning Poems with Open Book: Liz Niven

at Scottish Poetry Library

The SPL reading group tackles Liz Niven.

Category: SPL programme

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Oct 6 Sat

Memento Muriel: Poetry and archives workshop with Theresa Muñoz

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close, Canongate, Edinburgh, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Theresa Muñoz for a workshop on how to create poems using archival material as your inspiration.

Category: SPL programme, workshop

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Oct 10 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

at Scottish Poetry Library, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

A weekly shared reading group.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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Oct 10 Wed

Live the Reading Life: A Celebration of Canadian Poetry

at Scottish Poetry Library, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

A celebration of Canadian and Scottish poetry.

Category: live reading, SPL programme

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Oct 12 Fri

Launch: Alec Finlay and Gerry Loose

at Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 5AQ

Launch of Alec Finlay's new collection.

Category: book launch, live reading

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Oct - Nov 12 - 3 Fri - Sat

Cyrano de Bergerac

at Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

Edwin Morgan Scots-Glaswegian translation of the French classic.

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Oct 13 Sat

Creative Writing Workshops for Children

at Scottish Poetry Library

Creative writing workshops for children up to the age of twelve.

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Oct 13 Sat

Creative Writing Workshops for Teens

at Scottish Poetry Library

Creative writing workshops for teens.

Category: creative writing, workshop

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Oct 13 Sat

Spark in Poetry: A Launch

at Scottish Poetry Library

The SPL hosts the launch of Spark, a new poetry anthology, edited by Rob A. Mackenzie and Louise Peterkin.

Category: book launch, SPL programme

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Oct 16 Tue

Dove Tales: Lament for Palestine

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close, Edinburgh, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Charitable event highlighting the plight of the people of Palestine through poetry, music and theatre.

Category: SPL programme

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Oct 17 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

at Scottish Poetry Library, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

A weekly shared reading group.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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Oct 19 Fri

Viva Granada

at Scottish Poetry Library, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poets Juana Adcock and Christie Williamson with special guests.

Category: live reading, SPL programme

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Oct 23 Tue

Marbles #4 Dark Launch

at Scottish Poetry Library

Launch of 'the Dark Issue'.

Category: magazine launch, SPL programme

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Oct 24 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

at Scottish Poetry Library, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

A weekly shared reading group.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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Oct 24 Wed

Poetry Association of Scotland Presents: Alan Riach

at Scottish Poetry Library

Alan Riach will deliver the annual Hugh MacDiarmid Lecture.

Category: lectures & seminars, SPL programme

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Oct 27 Sat

Creative Writing Workshops for Children

at Scottish Poetry Library

Creative writing workshops for children up to the age of twelve.

Category:

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Oct 27 Sat

Creative Writing Workshops for Teens

at Scottish Poetry Library

Creative writing workshops for teens.

Category: creative writing, workshop

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Oct 30 Tue

Murder Ballads

at Woodland Creatures, 260–262 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5EL

With Elise Hadgraft, Molly McLachlan, Nicoletta Wylde, Alec Beattie and Max Scratchmann.

Category: live music, live poetry

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Oct 31 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

at Scottish Poetry Library, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

A weekly shared reading group.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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Oct 31 Wed

Fright Night: The SPL Halloween Party

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

A Halloween poetry party.

Category: live reading, open mic

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