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Apr - May 16 - 21 Mon

Six Week Poetry Course with Theresa Munoz

at Skriva Writing School, The Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AP, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Skriva Writing School hosts a six-week course that will take you through various aspects of the craft of poetry, to deepen your understanding of your voice and creative practice. Taught by award-winning poet Theresa Munoz, author of Settle.

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

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Apr 26 Thu

Spare Rib Revisited

at City Art Centre, Edinburgh, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Carron Little performs her poetry.

Category: live reading

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Apr 26 Thu

Spare Rib Revisited

at City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 2DE, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

City Art Centre hosts an interactive performance by Carron Little, who will be performing her people poetry.

Category: performance poetry & slams

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Apr 26 Thu

Crazy Kings and Rising Waters: An Evening with John Burnside

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

The T.S. Eliot Prize and Forward Poetry Prize-winner John Burnside returns to the SPL for a lecture, reading and Q and A.

Category: lectures & seminars, live readings, SPL programme

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May 2 Wed

Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading session.

Category: reading groups

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May 3 Thu

St Mungo’s Mirrorball Showcase Clydebuilt 10

at CCA, Glasgow

With Gerry Loose, Lindsey Shields Waters, Ross Wilson, Molly Vogel and Craig Coyle.

Category: live reading

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May 4 Fri

Leyla Josephine's Hopeless

at Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Hopeless examines human suffering through quick-fire poetry and dark comedy.

Category: live readings, performance, SPL programme

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May 5 Sat

Poets, Portraits and Landscapes of Modern Scotland - Facing the Nation

at Montrose Museum, Panmure Place, Montrose DD10 8HF, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Montrose Museum hosts a conversation with Alexander Moffat and Bill Hare, Hon Teaching Fellow in Scottish Art History at the University of Edinburgh and the author of a new book on the portraits of Alexander Moffat.

Category: discussion

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May 6 Sun

Richard Scott, Tessa Berring, Ryan Van Winkle, Andrew Spragg, Sarah Bernstein

at The Poetry Club, SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow

As part of Glasgow International, Colin Herd hosts an evening of exciting contemporary poetry from new and established voices at The Poetry Club.

Category: live readings

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May 8 Tue

Vespers #18

at Serenity Cafe, 8 Jackson Entry, EH8 8PJ, Edinburgh

With Jeanette Lynes, Oli Hazzard and Iain Matheson.

Category: live reading

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May 9 Wed

Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading session.

Category: reading groups

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May 9 Wed

Listening to Rabindranath Tagore

at The Nomads Tent, Edinburgh, 6:15pm - 9:30pm

A celebration of Tagore's music and poetry.

Category: live music, live reading

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May 9 Wed

Light and Shade: Sarah Stewart and Russell Jones

at Scottish Poetry Library

A double launch of new Tapsalteerie pamphlets.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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May 12 Sat

Easy Morning Poems: Caroline Bird

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

Our reading group tackles poet Caroline Bird's work.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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May 12 Sat

Men With Coconuts: Slamprov

at Scottish Poetry Library

Award-winning improvisational comedy troupe has some fun with the world of spoken word.

Category: performance poetry & slams, SPL programme, spoken word

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May 14 Mon

Holly Pester and Elaine Kahn

at The Poetry Club, SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow

Colin Herd hosts Holly Pester and Elaine Kahn at The Poetry Club.

Category: live readings

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May 15 Tue

Sonnet Youth #19 (EDN)

at Basement Theatre, Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

With Tyrone Lewis, Colin McGuire, The Honey Farm, Kieran Hurley, Kat Kjellström Corbet and Anna Secret Poet.

Category: live reading

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May 16 Wed

'A Good Death’ Poetry Café

at Scottish Poetry Library, 11:00am - 1:00pm

In partnership with Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, The Scottish Poetry Library will be creating a space in which we can discuss what we mean by a ‘Good Death’ and how we may plan for one.

Category: discussion, SPL programme

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May 16 Wed

Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading session.

Category: reading groups

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May 18 Fri

What Matters Most: Value-based Living & Creating

at Old Lathrisk, Lathrisk Road, Freuchie, Fife KY157HX

A weekend retreat to provide a nurturing space.

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

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May 19 Sat

Everything You Wanted to Know About Poetry

at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

A workshop that explains how poetry works for people interested in knowing more about poems.

Category: SPL programme, workshop

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May 23 Wed

Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading session.

Category: reading groups

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May 23 Wed

When Latvia Met Scotland

at Scottish Poetry Library

With Scotland's Ryan Van Winkle, Llyr Gwyn Lewis, Katherine Sowerby, and William Letford, and, from Latvia, Katrīna Rudzīte, Henriks Zēgners, Inga Pizāne, and Eduards Eipurs.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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May 24 Thu

International Simmer: Latvia meets Scotland

at 158 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5DX

With the Latvians poets: Katrīna Rudzīte, Henriks Zēgners, Inga Pizāne and Eduards Eipurs. Translated by: Katherine Sowerby, William Letford and Llyr Gwyn Lewis.

Category: live reading

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May 25 Fri

Speakin' Cajun

at Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, 113-117 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HD

With Sam Small, Victoria McNulty, Imogen Stirling, Angie Strachan, Finola Scott and Max Scratchmann.

Category: live music, live reading

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May 29 Tue

Ariana Reines and Hera Lindsay Bird

at The Poetry Club, SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow

Colin Herd hosts Ariana Reines and Hera Lindsay Bird at The Poetry Club.

Category: live readings

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May 30 Wed

Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading session.

Category: reading groups

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May 31 Thu

Lord Fox: A Fable, with music

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

From songmaker Kirsty Law, author Kirsty Logan and contemporary harpist Esther Swift comes a dark and transporting new performance, Lord Fox.

Category: live music, live readings, SPL programme

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May 31 Thu

St Mungo’s Mirrorball Showcase 2

at CCA, Glasgow

With Oli Hazzard, Sophie Collins, Patrick James Errington, Elizabeth Rimmer and Jane Hartshorn.

Category: live readings

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Jun 2 Sat

An Afternoon with Hera Lindsay Bird

at Scottish Poetry Library, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The acclaimed New Zealand poet reads from a new pamphlet.

Category: live reading, SPL programme

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Jun 6 Wed

Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading session.

Category: reading groups

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Jun 7 Thu

In These Days of Prohibition: an Evening with Caroline Bird

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

Caroline Bird reads from her latest collection, In These Days of Prohibition.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Jun 8 Fri

The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah

at Queens Hall, Edinburgh

Benjamin Zephaniah reads from his new autobiography, plus poems.

Category: live reading

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Jun 9 Sat

Easy Morning Poems: W.S. Graham

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

To mark W.S. Graham's centenary, June's Easy Morning Poems reading group is dedicated to Graham.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Jun 9 Sat

'The bluff, heave and hill-side of Arthur's Seat': A Poetry Hike

at Scottish Poetry Library / Arthur's Seat, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Join poet Yvonne Reddick for a hike through Holyrood Park and up Arthur’s Seat, where we’ll read poems by writers known for their love of walking and a link to the local area.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Jun 13 Wed

Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading session.

Category: reading groups

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Jun 14 Thu

'Language is where the people are': W.S. Graham at 100

at Scottish Poetry Library

Join Alan Gillis, Jackie Kay and Nuala Watt for a night celebrating W.S. Graham's centenary.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Jun 20 Wed

Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading session.

Category: reading groups

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Jun 20 Wed

Quiet Slam

at The Royal Dick pub @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

From the Horse's Mouth hosts their first Quiet Slam.

Category: performance poetry & slams

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Jun 23 Sat

Easy Morning Poems: Yvonne Reddick

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

Our reading group focuses on 'ecopoet' Yvonne Reddick.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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Jun 26 Tue

El Hombrecito: an Evening with Frank Báez

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

A rare appearance by Frank Baez, the Dominican Republic’s most important young poet and short-story writer.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Jun 27 Wed

Open Book

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

A weekly shared reading session.

Category: reading groups

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