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.


October 2017

Oct 25 Wed

Glasgow Poetry Book Group

at Main bar, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx by Tara Bergin, published by Carcanet is the book choice for October.

Category: reading groups

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Oct 26 Thu

From East to West: Chrys Salt, Bashabi Fraser and Alan Riach

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

Chrys Salt, Bashabi Fraser and Alan Riach read from their recently launched pamphlets.

Category: live readings, SPL programme

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Oct 28 Sat

What Matters Most? Value-Based Living, Working & Creating

at Old Lathrisk, Freuchie, Fife KY157HX, 10:00am - 4:00pm

A day of creative writing and mindfulness in rural Fife

Category: workshop

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Oct 28 Sat

Africa In Motion: Shashamane

at Scottish Poetry Library

Documentary about Rastafarians from around the world relocating to a small town in rural Ethiopia. Plus a live performance from Scottish-Jamaican singer Brina.

Category: films, live music, SPL programme

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Oct 29 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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Oct 29 Sun


at St Mark's Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace, Edinburgh

A performance of 'Drift o Rain on Moorland Stane'.

Category: live music

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Oct 29 Sun

Shore Poets Quiet Slam

at Oh! Outhouse, Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh EH1 3LY

A different kind of slam event.

Category: live music, live readings, open mic, performance poetry & slams

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