Welcome to our listing of poetry events throughout Scotland. Please use the registration form to register your own event. Events that are part of the SPL’s own programme are marked with a leaf.


November 2017

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 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

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

In Darkest Capital: an evening celebrating the poetry of Drew Milne

at Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Drew Milne, author of Blueprints and Ziggurats and Lichens for Marxists will be with us discussing a beautiful new edition of his collected poetry, published by Carcanet.

Category: book launch, 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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