SPL programme

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 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 12 Sat

Easy Morning Poems: Caroline Bird

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

Our reading group tackles poet Caroline Bird's work.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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May 12 Sat

Men With Coconuts: Slamprov

at Scottish Poetry Library

Award-winning improvisational comedy troupe has some fun with the world of spoken word.

Category: performance poetry & slams, SPL programme, spoken word

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May 16 Wed

'A Good Death’ Poetry Café

at Scottish Poetry Library, 11:00am - 1:00pm

In partnership with Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, The Scottish Poetry Library will be creating a space in which we can discuss what we mean by a ‘Good Death’ and how we may plan for one.

Category: discussion, SPL programme

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May 19 Sat

Everything You Wanted to Know About Poetry

at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

A workshop that explains how poetry works for people interested in knowing more about poems.

Category: SPL programme, workshop

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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.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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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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Jun 2 Sat

An Afternoon with Hera Lindsay Bird

at Scottish Poetry Library, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The acclaimed New Zealand poet reads from a new pamphlet.

Category: live reading, SPL programme

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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.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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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.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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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.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Jun 23 Sat

Easy Morning Poems: Yvonne Reddick

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

Our reading group focuses on 'ecopoet' Yvonne Reddick.

Category: reading groups, SPL programme

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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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