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.

 

November 2018

 
Nov 20 Tue

Writing Rebellion

at St Andrews Town Library Meeting Room, 11:00am - 1:00pm

StAnza workshop with the poet Hugh McMillan on the theme of 'rebellion'.

Category: workshop

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Nov 20 Tue

Tony Harrison Shorts: Greek Tales

at Edinburgh Filmhouse.

A rare screening of three film poems by Tony Harrison: Metamorpheus, A Maybe Day in Kazakhstan and The Gaze of the Gorgon.

Category: films, SPL programme

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Nov 21 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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Nov 21 Wed

Poetry Association of Scotland Presents: George Gunn

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

George Gunn, poet, playwright and novelist from Caithness, will be reading his poems.

Category: live reading, SPL programme

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Nov 22 Thu

Report on Experience: Edmund Blunden and WW1

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

Robyn Marsack talks about Edmund Blunden with the poet's daughter, Margi Blunden.

Category: live reading, SPL programme

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Nov 22 Thu

In Loving Memory of Far Off Places

at Lighthouse Bookshop, 43 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Bring a poem of your own, one that you love by other poets, a song or a short story.

Category: live reading

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Nov 23 Fri

Unveiling of the Scottish War Poets Memorial

at Makars’ Court, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Napier University is proud to install a permanent memorial to Scottish poets from World War One at Makars’ Court, Edinburgh in recognition of their bravery and sacrifice as well as the rich body of work they have left behind.

Category: live events, memorials

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Nov 24 Sat

Book Week Scotland: Rebel Girls Workshop

at Scottish Poetry Library, 10:15am - 11:15am

Workshop for children.

Category: SPL programme

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Nov 24 Sat

Book Week Scotland: Rebel Book Club

at Scottish Poetry Library

Rebel Book Club delves deep into the words of David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Mark E Smith.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Nov 26 Mon

Race and Poetry in Scotland: A Conversation

at Scottish Poetry Library, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Featuring Hannah Lavery, Marjorie Lotfi Gill, Joe with the Glasses, and Zein Sa'dedin.

Category: discussion, live reading

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Nov 26 Mon

Tony Harrison Season: State of the Nation

at Edinburgh Filmhouse

A rare screening of Tony Harrison's film poems Crossings and V.

Category: films, SPL programme

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Nov 27 Tue

An evening with Jason Reynolds and Kayus Bankole

at Scottish Poetry Library

New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds in conversation with Kayus Bankole from acclaimed Mercury Prize-winning trio Young Fathers.

Category: live reading

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Nov 28 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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Nov 29 Thu

Tony Harrison Season: Lives and Memories

at Edinburgh Filmhouse

A rare screening of Tony Harrison's film poems The Shadow of Hiroshima and Black Daisies for the Bride.

Category: films, SPL programme

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Nov 30 Fri

John Cooper Clarke

at Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

A mix of classic verse, new material, ponderings on modern life, riffs and chat.

Category: live reading

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