live readings

May 27 Sat

Nothing but the Poem: Les Murray

at Scottish Poetry Library, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Our reading group tackles Les Murray.

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May 28 Sun

Found in Translation at Hidden Door

at The Old Leith Theatre, Ferry Road, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Found in Translation celebrates translation in all its forms, showcasing the unsung heroes of literature who make words travel in ever dynamic ways. Four translators and poets present their own translations and ongoing collaborations: Juana Adcock, Jessica Johannesson Gaitán, Annie Rutherford, Rebecca DeWald.

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May 28 Sun

Shore Poets Live May Event

at OH! Outhouse Bar (upstairs) 12A Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh EH1 3LY, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Shore Poets MAY – Poetry from : Niall O’Gallagher Peter MacKay Andrew Sclater Angela McSeveney Tracey S. Rosenberg Live music from Skelf

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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.

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Jun 10 Sat

Bloodaxe Poets Showcase

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

Five Scottish poets published by Bloodaxe read together at the SPL: Tracey Herd, Cheryl Follon, Miriam Nash, MacGillivray and Claire Askew.

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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.

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Jun 27 Tue

Launch of Kate Tough's pamphlet tilt-shift

at The Outhouse, 12a Broughton Street Lane, EH1 3LY

Kate Tough launches her pamphlet tilt-shift.

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Jun 29 Thu

The Poetry Archive: Scottish Poetry Collection Live Launch

at Scottish Poetry Library, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

A celebration of the Poetry Archive, with live readings by Christine De Luca, Tom Pow and Anna Crowe.

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Jul 9 Sun

T S Eliot Festival, hosted by The Eliot Society

at Ferrar House, Little Gidding, PE28 5RJ, 11:00am - 6:00pm

PRUFROCK AT LITTLE GIDDING: SUNDAY 9 JULY 2017 An inspirational day of talks, readings, and discussions on the occasion of the centenary of TS Eliot’s first published collection, Prufrock and Other Observations.

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Jul 27 Thu

Poetry Al Fresco with Ryan Van Winkle in Jupiter Artland

at Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join Saltire Prize-winning poet and curator Ryan Van Winkle for an engaging evening of poetry on a walkabout reading.

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Aug 9 Wed

Neil Hilborn

at Lower Hall, Edinburgh

Neil Hilborn is a slam poet who both writes and performs poetry.

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Aug 10 Thu

Neil Hilborn

at Lower Hall, Edinburgh

Neil Hilborn is a slam poet who both writes and performs poetry.

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Aug 11 Fri

Neil Hilborn

at Lower Hall, Edinburgh

Neil Hilborn is a slam poet who both writes and performs poetry.

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Aug 12 Sat

Neil Hilborn

at Lower Hall, Edinburgh

Neil Hilborn is a slam poet who both writes and performs poetry.

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Aug 13 Sun

Neil Hilborn

at Lower Hall, Edinburgh

Neil Hilborn is a slam poet who both writes and performs poetry.

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Aug 14 Mon

Neil Hilborn

at Lower Hall, Edinburgh

Neil Hilborn is a slam poet who both writes and performs poetry.

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Aug 15 Tue

Neil Hilborn

at Lower Hall, Edinburgh

Neil Hilborn is a slam poet who both writes and performs poetry.

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Sep 28 Thu

National Poetry Day Event with Don Paterson

at Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh

Paterson will read from selected works for this unique event.

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