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Jun 2 Fri

Woman as Subject

at Boardroom Edinburgh Central Library George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EG, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Writer and educator Helen Boden will lead a workshop inspired by materials in the library's collections that depict women being active in the arts and other fields. Suitable for all levels of experience. Develop stories and poems that give a voice to women.

Category: festivals, free event, workshop

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Jun 8 Thu

Poetry and Coffee

at Henderson's Cafe, 94 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR, 10:30am - 11:30am

Colin Will, Paula Jennings and Drew McNaughton will be reading selections from their poetry.

Category: free event, live readings

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Jun 10 Sat

In the Ink Dark: Conversations

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

As part of In the Ink Dark, artist Luke Pell is talking to different people in different places in Leith and Edinburgh about things they have loved and lost.

Category: free event

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Jun 11 Sun

Women's Read, Write & Ride Tour

at Meet on Middle Meadow Walk, 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Join adventure cyclist Jenny Tough and creative writer Helen Boden for a cycle tour of Edinburgh with a difference. We’ll be riding, reading and writing our way around the city, stopping to check out a few independent bookshops and attempting to squeeze in a cake stop too. No writing experience is required, just a bike and a love of books! Please note this ride is a celebration of female cycling literature, not a female-only ride. Everyone who enjoys reading literature written by women is welcome.

Category: free event, walks & tours

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Jun 27 Tue

Fountain in a Wood: From Walden to Loch Lomond

at St. Giles' Cathedral, High St., Edinburgh

The Concord Women's Chorus, a 30-voice ensemble from Concord, Massachusetts, USA, will perform a new work by American composer Beth Denisch based on three poems from Kathleen Jamie's "The Tree House." Kathleen Jamie will read these poems as part of the concert.

Category: free event, live music, live readings

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Aug 30 Wed

Book group discussion of Alarum

at CCA (main bar), Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

The August book group will be discussing Wayne Holloway-Smith's debut collection 'Alarum', published by Bloodaxe this year. Discussion informal, all welcome.

Category: discussion, free event, reading groups

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