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Nov 16 Fri

Book Launch: Faultlines by Lisa Fannen

at Lighthouse, 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

A reading by Lisa Fannen.

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Nov 16 Fri

Loud Poets: Expecto Patronum

at Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

With Toby Campion, Georgia Bartlett-McNeil, Ciaran Hodgers, and Sarah Grant.

Category: live music, live reading

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Nov 17 Sat

Language Is Where The People Are

at The Beacon Arts Centre, Custom House Quay, Greenock, PA15 1HJ

A journey through the life and work of Greenock-born poet W.S. Graham.

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Nov 18 Sun

Chrys Salt: Home Front / Front Line

at Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

A dialogue in poetry and prose between a pacifist mother and her soldier son.

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Nov 19 Mon

Poetry & Place: Woman

at Old Library, Institute of Geography, Drummond Street EH89XP

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 19 Mon

Tony Harrison Season: An Evening with Tony Harrison

at Edinburgh Filmhouse

A rare opportunity to hear one of Britain’s leading poets, Tony Harrison, in conversation, discussing his film poems.

Category: films, SPL programme

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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'.

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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.

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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.

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Dec 1 Sat

Saturday Morning Poems with Open Book: John Hegley

at Scottish Poetry Library, 11:00am - 12:30pm

The SPL reading group tackles John Hegley.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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Dec 1 Sat

St Andrews Fair Saturday

at Scottish Poetry Library, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

An afternoon celebrating writing from communities in and around Edinburgh.

Category: SPL programme

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Dec 1 Sat

The Weather Looks Promising

at The Rocks, Dunbar

Black Agnes Press launches its first pamphlet.

Category: live reading

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Dec 3 Mon

Poetry & Place: Power

at Old Library, Institute of Geography, Drummond Street EH89XP

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

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Dec 3 Mon

Tony Harrison Season: Prometheus

at Edinburgh Filmhouse

A political parable set against the closure of the last Yorkshire pit.

Category: films, SPL programme

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Dec 5 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Dec 7 Fri

Poetry for Preservation

at Scottish Poetry Library

With Valts Ernstreits, Ryan Van Winkle and Roseanne Watt.

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Dec 8 Sat

HappenStance launch and Christmas party

at Scottish Poetry Library, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

With M.R. Peacocke, D.A. Prince, Geoff Lander and Helen Nicholson.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Dec 9 Sun

Launch: I'm A Pretty Circler by Iain Morrison

at Fruitmarket, Edinburgh, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Launch of new collection by Iain Morrison, plus

Category: book launch, live reading

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Dec 12 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Dec 19 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Jan 9 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Jan 16 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Jan 23 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Jan 30 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Feb 6 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Feb 13 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Feb 20 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Feb 27 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Mar 6 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

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Mar 13 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Mar 20 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Mar 27 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Apr 3 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Apr 10 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

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Apr 17 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

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Apr 24 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

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May 1 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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May 8 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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May 15 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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May 22 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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May 29 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Jun 5 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Jun 12 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Jun 19 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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Jun 26 Wed

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading group.

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