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Jul 24 Tue

Stewed Rhubarb: Past and Future

at Scottish Poetry Library

With Rachel McCrum, Harry Giles and Jenny Lindsay.

Category: book launch, live reading, SPL programme

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Jul 25 Wed

A Pint, A Puzzle and a Poem: An Hour with John Roy Stuart, the Bard of Culloden

at Queens Arms, 49 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

A reading of John Roy's poems.

Category: live reading

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Jul 27 Fri

Shilpa Gupta and Salil Tripathi in conversation

at Institut Français D’Ecosse, West Parliament Square, 10:00am - 11:00am

Artist Shilpa Gupta will introduce Salil Tripathi who will discuss her new commission and consider some of the writers and poems who have informed this major new work.

Category: exhibition

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Jul 27 Fri

The Slaminals of Farthing Wood

at Scottish Poetry Library

Satirical slam.

Category: performance poetry & slams, SPL programme

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Jul 28 Sat

Pimms, Pamphlets & Periodicals

at The Scottish Poetry Library, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The SPL are hosting a sales event for Scottish Pamphlet, Periodical and Zine publishers of poetry.

Category: book fairs, free events, SPL programme

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Jul 31 Tue

Umbrella Man - Edinburgh Fringe Preview

at Scottish Poetry Library

Using poetry, storytelling and improvised piano to take the audience on a journey to the limits of common sense, Umbrella Man is a Don Quixote for the millennial generation.

Category: spoken word

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Aug 3 Fri

The 900 Club

at Scottish Poetry Library

The 900 Club is a play which sees its characters reunited on a 900 Megabus to Edinburgh five years after the death of a mutual friend caused a split.

Category: live reading

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Aug 4 Sat

Visit Little Sparta

at Little Sparta - the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay, Dunsyre

A minibus leaves for Little Sparta from Edinburgh, leaving from the SPL.

Category: exhibition

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Aug 4 Sat

The 900 Club

at Scottish Poetry Library

The 900 Club is a play which sees its characters reunited on a 900 Megabus to Edinburgh five years after the death of a mutual friend caused a split.

Category: live reading

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Aug 5 Sun

The 900 Club

at Scottish Poetry Library

The 900 Club is a play which sees its characters reunited on a 900 Megabus to Edinburgh five years after the death of a mutual friend caused a split.

Category: live reading

Full details

Aug 6 Mon

The 900 Club

at Scottish Poetry Library

The 900 Club is a play which sees its characters reunited on a 900 Megabus to Edinburgh five years after the death of a mutual friend caused a split.

Category: live reading

Full details

Aug 7 Tue

The 900 Club

at Scottish Poetry Library

The 900 Club is a play which sees its characters reunited on a 900 Megabus to Edinburgh five years after the death of a mutual friend caused a split.

Category: live reading

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Aug 8 Wed

#Hypocrisy

at Scottish Poetry Library

Stirling, a spoken word performer, examines contemporary contradictions through poetry, comedy and music.

Category: spoken word

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Aug 8 Wed

The 900 Club

at Scottish Poetry Library

The 900 Club is a play which sees its characters reunited on a 900 Megabus to Edinburgh five years after the death of a mutual friend caused a split.

Category: live reading

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Aug 9 Thu

#Hypocrisy

at Scottish Poetry Library

Stirling, a spoken word performer, examines contemporary contradictions through poetry, comedy and music.

Category: spoken word

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Aug 9 Thu

Poetry Bordello

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

A deliciously naughty blend of risqué spoken word and burlesque.

Category: live reading

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Aug 9 Thu

The 900 Club

at Scottish Poetry Library

The 900 Club is a play which sees its characters reunited on a 900 Megabus to Edinburgh five years after the death of a mutual friend caused a split.

Category: live reading

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Aug 10 Fri

#Hypocrisy

at Scottish Poetry Library

Stirling, a spoken word performer, examines contemporary contradictions through poetry, comedy and music.

Category: spoken word

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Aug 10 Fri

The 900 Club

at Scottish Poetry Library

The 900 Club is a play which sees its characters reunited on a 900 Megabus to Edinburgh five years after the death of a mutual friend caused a split.

Category: live reading

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Aug 11 Sat

Visit Little Sparta

at Little Sparta - the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay, Dunsyre

A minibus leaves for Little Sparta from Edinburgh, leaving from the SPL.

Category: exhibition

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Aug 11 Sat

#Hypocrisy

at Scottish Poetry Library

Stirling, a spoken word performer, examines contemporary contradictions through poetry, comedy and music.

Category: spoken word

Full details

Aug 11 Sat

The 900 Club

at Scottish Poetry Library

The 900 Club is a play which sees its characters reunited on a 900 Megabus to Edinburgh five years after the death of a mutual friend caused a split.

Category: live reading

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Aug 12 Sun

#Hypocrisy

at Scottish Poetry Library

Stirling, a spoken word performer, examines contemporary contradictions through poetry, comedy and music.

Category: spoken word

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Aug 12 Sun

The 900 Club

at Scottish Poetry Library

The 900 Club is a play which sees its characters reunited on a 900 Megabus to Edinburgh five years after the death of a mutual friend caused a split.

Category: live reading

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Aug 13 Mon

Words is Words is Words

at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53)

A tender, engaging performance about brokenness and hope.

Category: live reading

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Aug 13 Mon

Umbrella Man

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Using poetry, storytelling and improvised piano to take the audience on a journey to the limits of common sense, Umbrella Man is a Don Quixote for the millennial generation.

Category: spoken word

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Aug 14 Tue

School of Poets - Annual Courtyard Balcony Readings 2018

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

Come along to read poems written by you or by other poets!

Category: live reading

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Aug 14 Tue

Words is Words is Words

at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53)

A tender, engaging performance about brokenness and hope.

Category: live reading

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Aug 14 Tue

Umbrella Man

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Using poetry, storytelling and improvised piano to take the audience on a journey to the limits of common sense, Umbrella Man is a Don Quixote for the millennial generation.

Category: spoken word

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Aug 14 Tue

Listen Softly

at Scottish Poetry Library

Claire Askew and Dominic Stevenson bring London poetry night Listen Softly to the SPL.

Category: live reading

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Aug 15 Wed

School of Poets - Annual Courtyard Balcony Readings 2018

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

Come along to read poems written by you or by other poets!

Category: live reading

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Aug 15 Wed

Words is Words is Words

at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53)

A tender, engaging performance about brokenness and hope.

Category: live reading

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Aug 15 Wed

Umbrella Man

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Using poetry, storytelling and improvised piano to take the audience on a journey to the limits of common sense, Umbrella Man is a Don Quixote for the millennial generation.

Category: spoken word

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Aug 15 Wed

Listen Softly

at Scottish Poetry Library

Claire Askew and Dominic Stevenson bring London poetry night Listen Softly to the SPL.

Category: live reading

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Aug 16 Thu

School of Poets - Annual Courtyard Balcony Readings 2018

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

Come along to read poems written by you or by other poets!

Category: live reading

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Aug 16 Thu

Words is Words is Words

at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53)

A tender, engaging performance about brokenness and hope.

Category: live reading

Full details

Aug 16 Thu

Umbrella Man

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Using poetry, storytelling and improvised piano to take the audience on a journey to the limits of common sense, Umbrella Man is a Don Quixote for the millennial generation.

Category: spoken word

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Aug 16 Thu

That's What She Said

at Scottish Poetry Library

A showcase of irreverent poetry, stand-up and storytelling by women. With Jenny Lindsay, Salena Godden and Leyla Josephine.

Category: spoken word

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Aug 16 Thu

Poetry Bordello

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

A deliciously naughty blend of risqué spoken word and burlesque.

Category: live reading

Full details

Aug 17 Fri

School of Poets - Annual Courtyard Balcony Readings 2018

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

Come along to read poems written by you or by other poets!

Category: live reading

Full details

Aug 17 Fri

Words is Words is Words

at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53)

A tender, engaging performance about brokenness and hope.

Category: live reading

Full details

Aug 17 Fri

Umbrella Man

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Using poetry, storytelling and improvised piano to take the audience on a journey to the limits of common sense, Umbrella Man is a Don Quixote for the millennial generation.

Category: spoken word

Full details

Aug 17 Fri

That's What She Said

at Scottish Poetry Library

A showcase of irreverent poetry, stand-up and storytelling by women. With Jenny Lindsay, Salena Godden and Leyla Josephine.

Category: spoken word

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Aug 18 Sat

Visit Little Sparta

at Little Sparta - the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay, Dunsyre

A minibus leaves for Little Sparta from Edinburgh, leaving from the SPL.

Category: exhibition

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Aug 18 Sat

School of Poets - Annual Courtyard Balcony Readings 2018

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

Come along to read poems written by you or by other poets!

Category: live reading

Full details

Aug 18 Sat

Words is Words is Words

at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53)

A tender, engaging performance about brokenness and hope.

Category: live reading

Full details

Aug 18 Sat

Umbrella Man

at Scottish Poetry Library, 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Using poetry, storytelling and improvised piano to take the audience on a journey to the limits of common sense, Umbrella Man is a Don Quixote for the millennial generation.

Category: spoken word

Full details

Aug 18 Sat

That's What She Said

at Scottish Poetry Library

A showcase of irreverent poetry, stand-up and storytelling by women. With Jenny Lindsay, Salena Godden and Leyla Josephine.

Category: spoken word

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Aug 20 Mon

Quines

at Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Gerda Stevenson reads from her acclaimed poetry collection Quines.

Category: live reading

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Aug 21 Tue

Quines

at Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Gerda Stevenson reads from her acclaimed poetry collection Quines.

Category: live reading

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Aug 21 Tue

Verse & song in tribute to women of Scotland - Gerda Stevenson & Magi Gibson

at The Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2JL, 5:15pm - 6:30pm

Celebrate the diverse achievements and perspectives of Scottish women, past and present.

Category: live reading

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Aug 22 Wed

Quines

at Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Gerda Stevenson reads from her acclaimed poetry collection Quines.

Category: live reading

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Aug 22 Wed

EIBF: Edwin Morgan Poetry Award

at Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre, Charlotte Square, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Who is Scotland's next most promising young poet?

Category: live reading

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Aug 22 Wed

Speakin' Cajun

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

Contemporary & Louisiana music and thought-provoking spoken word

Category: live music, live reading

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Aug 23 Thu

Quines

at Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Gerda Stevenson reads from her acclaimed poetry collection Quines.

Category: live reading

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Aug 24 Fri

Poets' Republic: Unleashed

at Scottish Poetry Library

The Poets' Republic will launch its latest issue.

Category: live reading

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Aug 24 Fri

Quines

at Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Gerda Stevenson reads from her acclaimed poetry collection Quines.

Category: live reading

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Aug 24 Fri

Poets' Republic: Unleashed

at Scottish Poetry Library

The Poets' Republic will launch its latest issue.

Category: live reading, magazine launch

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Aug 25 Sat

Beyond Borders International Festival

at Traquair House, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW, 10:00am - 7:00pm

Join Beyond Borders Scotland and influential writers, thinkers, politicians, broadcasters and artists to discuss some of the world’s most pressing issues in the Beyond Borders International Festival Main Tent. The Walled Garden Arts and Music Programme also features a wealth of material from artists, poets, storytellers, photographers and musicians from across the globe.

Category: festivals

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Aug 25 Sat

Visit Little Sparta

at Little Sparta - the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay, Dunsyre

A minibus leaves for Little Sparta from Edinburgh, leaving from the SPL.

Category: exhibition

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Aug 25 Sat

Poets' Republic: Unleashed

at Scottish Poetry Library

The Poets' Republic will launch its latest issue.

Category: live reading

Full details

Aug 25 Sat

Quines

at Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Gerda Stevenson reads from her acclaimed poetry collection Quines.

Category: live reading

Full details

Aug 25 Sat

Poets' Republic: Unleashed

at Scottish Poetry Library

The Poets' Republic will launch its latest issue.

Category: live reading, magazine launch

Full details

Aug 26 Sun

Quines

at Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Gerda Stevenson reads from her acclaimed poetry collection Quines.

Category: live reading

Full details

Aug 29 Wed

Speakin' Cajun

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

Contemporary & Louisiana music and thought-provoking spoken word

Category: live music, live reading

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Sep 1 Sat

Visit Little Sparta

at Little Sparta - the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay, Dunsyre

A minibus leaves for Little Sparta from Edinburgh, leaving from the SPL.

Category: exhibition

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Sep 1 - 22 Sat

Cyrano de Bergerac

at Citizens Theatre at Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, G41 2PE

Production of Edwin Morgan’s Glaswegian-Scots translation of the French classic.

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Sep 21 - 23 Fri - Sun

Words Work Well for All

at Whatton Lodge, Gullane, East Lothian EH31 2BE

A Lapidus Scotland Residential Workshop for Facilitators and Organisers of Reading, Writing and Storytelling for Wellbeing. Course leaders Valerie Gillies & Larry Butler.

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

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