live readings

Apr 25 Wed

Marjorie Lotfi Gill and Alice Tarbuck: Pamphlet Launch

at Scottish Poetry Library

Marjorie Lotfi Gill launches her new collection, with support from Alice Tarbuck.

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 Josephine's Hopeless

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

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

Category: live readings, performance, SPL programme

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May 6 Sun

Richard Scott, Tessa Berring, Ryan Van Winkle, Andrew Spragg, Sarah Bernstein

at The Poetry Club, SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow

As part of Glasgow International, Colin Herd hosts an evening of exciting contemporary poetry from new and established voices at The Poetry Club.

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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.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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May 14 Mon

Holly Pester and Elaine Kahn

at The Poetry Club, SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow

Colin Herd hosts Holly Pester and Elaine Kahn at The Poetry Club.

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

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May 29 Tue

Ariana Reines and Hera Lindsay Bird

at The Poetry Club, SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow

Colin Herd hosts Ariana Reines and Hera Lindsay Bird at The Poetry Club.

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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.

Category: live music, live readings, SPL programme

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May 31 Thu

St Mungo’s Mirrorball Showcase 2

at CCA, Glasgow

With Oli Hazzard, Sophie Collins, Patrick James Errington, Elizabeth Rimmer and Jane Hartshorn.

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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.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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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.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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