The Really, Really Boring Poetry Event

You’ve been forced to read them at school. You’ve nodded off during them at readings. We’re going to have a good look at boring poems, and find out if they really are loathsome. Bring along a poem that sends you to sleep, and join us for a glass of wine while we read, discuss and maybe find a thing or two to like about boring poems.

Teresa Monachino’s A Really Boring Colouring Book is available for purchase in the SPL’s Shop.

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Tickets at the Scottish Poetry Library

There are now three ways to book tickets for events and workshops at the Scottish Poetry Library.  We are now using Eventbrite’s online ticketing system and we encourage everyone to book online, as it will guarantee you a space at the event you wish to attend, and will allow us to process and track payments in the most useful and efficient way.  We can no longer accept reservations for events without payment.

Three ways to book tickets at the SPL:

1. You can book and pay up to an hour before any event online at Eventbrite.  This is the preferred means of booking.

2. You can book and pay in advance of the event at the reception desk at the Scottish Poetry Library, in cash or by cheque.

3. You can send us a cheque with your details and a note of the event(s) you are booking for.

While you will still be able to pay for your ticket at the time of the event, some events will sell out, and there may not be a seat available on the day, which is one of the reasons we are moving to an advance booking system.

This has been a general change in policy, and we're grateful for everyone's patience and flexibility adjusting to this new system, which we believe will be very beneficial to audiences at the Library.


11 December 2012 - 6:30pm


Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT


£5 / £3

How to book

Call 0131-557-2876

Contact for further details

Book or pay via Eventbrite

Category: discussion, live readings, SPL programme