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Nov 12 - 26 Sun

In The Shadows Cast By Trees

at St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE, 11:00am - 6:00pm

Exhibition featuring new work by poet Kirsty Venters Marks and artist Cordula Marks Venters.

Category: exhibitions

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Nov 18 Sat

Hidden Gems Open Masterclass - Ekphrasis: the art of writing about art

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

Find inspiration in the CAC's Hidden Gems exhibition.

Category: workshop

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Nov 18 Sat

Poetry Workshop - In The Shadows Cast By Trees

at St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

A workshop based on the pictures and poems in the In The Shadows Cast By Trees exhibition.

Category: workshop

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Nov 18 Sat

Five Simmer, A Night of Poetry and Flavour.

at Edinburgh Food Studio, 7:30pm - 11:30pm

With Claire Askew, Christine DeLuca, Jo Clifford, and Harry Giles.

Category: live readings

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Nov 19 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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Nov 20 Mon

Conversation with Nuar Alsadir

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

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

Category: discussion

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Nov 21 Tue

Brian Johnstone and Trio Verso

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

Brian Johnstone’s poetry and jazz group Trio Verso. With special guests jazzman Colin Steele (trumpet) and poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill.

Category: live music, live readings, SPL programme

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Nov 22 Wed

Hidden Gems: Seen / Unseen - Poetry Late

at City Arts Centre, Edinburgh, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Hear stories, essays and poems inspired by the Hidden Gems exhibition.

Category: live readings

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Nov 23 Thu

Old Town BID Surgery

at Scottish Poetry Library, 10:30am - 6:30pm

An opportunity for businesses affected by the Old Town BID process to talk about it with a member of the BID committee.

Category: drop-in sessions

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Nov 23 Thu

Sheila Templeton (Poetry Association of Scotland)

at Scottish Poetry Library

Contact Mario Relich, Secretary of PAS at dmr.lit@fsmail.net.

Category: live readings

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Nov 23 Thu

This Is It! Literary Cabaret 2017

at Central Hall, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9BP, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

With William Letford.

Category: live readings

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Nov 24 Fri

Interrobang‽ The Ambassador's Reception

at Six Degrees North, 24 Howe Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6TG, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

A murder mystery in spoken word form.

Category: spoken word

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Nov 26 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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Nov 27 Mon

Neil Forbes and Tom Pow: The Chef and The Poet

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

An award winning poet and an award winning chef join together for an unforgettable evening featuring the poems and tastes of Scotland.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Nov 29 Wed

Poetry and Place

at 4.09 Darwin Room, Institute of Geography, 1 Drummond Street EH8 9XP

Sessions exploring the poetics of place and space where people can read their own poems and those of others on the theme of 'conflict'.

Category: live readings

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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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Feb 1 Thu

Poetry Association of Scotland: Annual General Meeting

at Scottish Poetry Library

The Poetry Association of Scotland's members meet to read poems.

Category: discussion

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Feb 1 Thu

This Script (And Other Drafts)

at Scottish Storytelling Centre, Netherbow Theatre, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

An evening of new work exploring sexual politics, gender, feminism and more

Category: live readings

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Mar 7 Wed

PAS: The Hugh MacDiarmid Lecture - Professor Gerry Carruthers on W.S. Graham

at Scottish Poetry Library

In the year of W.S. Graham's centenary, Professor Carruthers lectures on the poet.

Category: lectures & seminars

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