live readings

Feb 27 Tue

{Re-Analogue Presents...} The Worst Day of The Year

at Spin, 10 Littlejohn Street, Aberdeen, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Featuring Michael Pedersen.

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Feb 28 Wed

Poetry and Place: Intersections

at 2.19 Old Library, 1 Drummond St, Edinburgh EH8 9XP, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Poetry and Place is a space for sharing and experiencing poetry in an informal setting.

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Mar 6 Tue

Inky Fingers

at Lighthouse Books, West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

A feast of spoken word with poet and theatre maker Leyla Josephine.

Category: live readings, open mic

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Mar 7 Wed

StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival

at Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9LA, 8:00am - 11:00pm

With Liz Lochhead, Ko Un, Rachael Boast, and many, many more.

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Mar 8 Thu

StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival

at Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9LA, 8:00am - 11:00pm

With Liz Lochhead, Ko Un, Rachael Boast, and many, many more.

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Mar 8 Thu

Gerda Stevenson: A Tribute to the Women of Scotland

at Scottish Poetry Library

The launch of Quines: Poems in Tribute to Women of Scotland by Gerda Stevenson.

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Mar 9 Fri

StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival

at Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9LA, 8:00am - 11:00pm

With Liz Lochhead, Ko Un, Rachael Boast, and many, many more.

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Mar 9 Fri

The God Damn Debut Slam

at Scottish Poetry Library

One round, three minutes, new material only.

Category: live music, live readings, performance poetry & slams, SPL programme

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Mar 10 Sat

StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival

at Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9LA, 8:00am - 11:00pm

With Liz Lochhead, Ko Un, Rachael Boast, and many, many more.

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Mar 11 Sun

StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival

at Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9LA, 8:00am - 11:00pm

With Liz Lochhead, Ko Un, Rachael Boast, and many, many more.

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Mar 14 Wed

Poetry and Place: Food

at 2.19 Old Library, 1 Drummond St, Edinburgh EH8 9XP

Poetry and Place is a space for sharing and experiencing poetry in an informal setting.

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Mar 16 Fri

Eileen Myles: Afterglow

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

The legendary writer comes to the SPL to talk about poetry and dogs.

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Mar 17 Sat

My Time: Poetry Celebrating Everyday Creativity in Scotland

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

Join Voluntary Arts Scotland and poets from St Mungo’s Mirrorball for a celebration of the everyday creativity taking place in towns and cities across Scotland.

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Mar 20 Tue

Launch: Brian Johnstone’s Juke Box Jeopardy

at Scottish Poetry Library, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Red Squirrel Press invites you to join us for the launch of Brian Johnstone’s poetry pamphlet, Juke Box Jeopardy.

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Mar 22 Thu

Poetry Association of Scotland Presents: Chrys Salt

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

Chrys Salt reads vintage and new work.

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Mar 24 Sat

Clt Alt Del Showcase with Heir of the Cursed

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

Join the young women from Youth Community Support Agency's group, Clt Alt Del, along with two of their tutors, poet Marjorie Gill and singer songwriter Heir of the Cursed.

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Mar 27 Tue

Sean O'Brien

at Scottish Poetry Library

Sean O'Brien reads as part of the University of Edinburgh's Visiting Writers Series.

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Mar 28 Wed

Poetry and Place: Borders

at 2.19 Old Library, 1 Drummond St, Edinburgh EH8 9XP, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Poetry and Place is a space for sharing and experiencing poetry in an informal setting.

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Mar 29 Thu

Ken Cockburn: Floating the Woods

at Scottish Poetry Library, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The launch of Ken Cockburn's new collection, Floating the Woods.

Category: book launch, live readings, SPL programme

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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 4 Fri

Leyla Josephne's Hopeless

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

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

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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.

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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, William Letford and MacGillivray, and, from Latvia, Katrīna Rudzīte, Henriks Zēgners, Inga Pizāne, and Eduards Eipurs.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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