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Nothing But The Poem: Shakespeare Sonnets Multiple Dates 2014-04-22 18:00:00 2014-04-22 19:30:00

The Saltire Society 22 High Street
EH1 1TF Edinburgh
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Theme of the session: Shakespeare sonnets Nothing but The Poem poetry reading sessions with our Reader Development Officer, Lilias Fraser....

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SPL Poetry Workshop Multiple Dates 2014-05-27 18:00:00 2014-05-27 20:00:00

The Saltire Society 22 High Street
EH1 1TF Edinburgh
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Jennifer Williams, poet and SPL programme manager, facilitates this writing workshop suitable for writers at any stage in their career....

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Nothing But The Poem: Anne Carson Multiple Dates 2014-05-24 11:00:00 2014-05-24 12:30:00

The Saltire Society 22 High Street
EH1 1TF Edinburgh
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Poems by Anne Carson. Nothing but The Poem poetry reading sessions with our Reader Development Officer, Lilias Fraser. We will read out...

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Nothing But The Poem: Douglas Dunn Multiple Dates 2014-06-21 11:00:00 2014-06-21 12:30:00

The Saltire Society 22 High Street
EH1 1TF Edinburgh
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Poems by Douglas Dunn. Nothing but The Poem poetry reading sessions with our Reader Development Officer, Lilias Fraser. We will read out...

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My Life in Poetry with Crispin Bonham-Carter 17 April 2014 18:00

EH1 1EW Edinburgh | View Map

Fan the flames of your poetic fancy with Crispin Bonham-Carter, just in time for Shakespeare’s birthday.  Scottish Poetry Library and...

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Nothing But The Poem: Rita Ann Higgins Multiple Dates

EH1 1TF Edinburgh | View Map

Poems by Rita Ann Higgins. Nothing but The Poem poetry reading sessions with our Reader Development Officer, Lilias Fraser. We will read...

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Nothing But The Poem: Paul Muldoon Multiple Dates

EH1 1TF Edinburgh | View Map

Poems by Paul Muldoon Nothing but The Poem poetry reading sessions with our Reader Development Officer, Lilias Fraser. We will read out...

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Nothing but The Poem: T.S. Eliot Prize Shortlist Multiple Dates

EH8 8DT Edinburgh | View Map

Poems from the T.S. Eliot Prize Shortlist. Nothing but The Poem poetry reading sessions with our Reader Development Officer, Lilias...

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The Magicians of Edinburgh – SPL and Edinburgh Libraries present Ron Butlin 5 December 2013 19:00

EH1 1EG Edinburgh | View Map

Magicians do it with mirrors; poets with words that hold the mirror up to nature. Ron Butlin was appointed Edinburgh’s Poet Makar in 2008,...

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Beyond Boundaries 30 November 2013 13:00

Donald Adamson, Chrys Salt, and Pauline Prior-Pitt launch their latest collections. In From Coiled Roots, Donald explores love, creativity...

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Walking With Poets: A Celebration 28 November 2013 18:30

EH3 5LR Scotland, Edinburgh | View Map

Please note:  Entry only via RBGE Staff Offices at 20A Inverleith Row (look out for the flags!), Edinburgh EH3 5LR.   This summer, the...

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Book Week Scotland: Writing Home Workshop with Claire Askew and Jane McKie 27 November 2013 18:00 - 20:00

EH8 8DT Edinburgh | View Map

A film-based poetry workshop, facilitated by award-winning poets Claire Askew and Jane McKie.  Participants will view films from the Making...

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SPL Poetry Workshop Multiple Dates

EH8 8DT Edinburgh | View Map

Jennifer Williams, poet and SPL programme manager, facilitates this writing workshop suitable for writers at any stage in their career....

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A Random History of Scottish Poetry and Song 21 November 2013 19:30

EH2 Edinburgh | View Map

A cabaret-style performance of poetry and music in Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms that aims to recapture the rumbustious spirit of readings of...

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Roxana Vilk: Poets of Protest 20 November 2013 18:30

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A British / Iranian filmmaker based in Scotland, Roxana Vilk was commissioned by Al Jazeera to make the six-part series Poets of Protest,...

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False Attribution or Creative Imitation? The Tradition of Women's Poetry in Early Qajar Iran 14 November 2013 18:30

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In an environment in which writing by women was considered less valuable than that of men, it is unsurprising that poetry penned by women...

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Nothing but The Poem: Robert Wrigley Multiple Dates

EH8 8DT Edinburgh | View Map

Robert Wrigley, celebrated poet of America’s northern Rocky Mountains (please also see event on 7 November).   Nothing but The Poem poetry...

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Robert Wrigley and John Burnside 7 November 2013 18:30

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Two giants on one bill. Robert Wrigley, whose most recent book, The Church of Omnivorous Light, is published in the UK by Bloodaxe, is one...

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PAS: The John Masefield Lecture: Elspeth Barker on George Barker 6 November 2013 18:30

EH8 8DT Edinburgh | View Map

It is a hundred years since the birth of George Barker and in this special memorial lecture Elspeth Barker, a renowned author, will be...

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Fright Night! The SPL Halloween Poetry Party 31 October 2013 18:30

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An event to get your fangs into! ‘Tam O’Shanter’, ‘The Listeners’, ‘Goblin Market’, ‘The Raven’ – poetry and Halloween are made for each...

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Out of Bounds 24 October 2013 18:30

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Featuring Vahni Capildeo, Bashabi Fraser, Irfan Merchant and Tawona Sithole, the SPL and Bloodaxe bring you an alternative A to Z of the...

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PAS: W.N. Herbert and Alexander Hutchison 23 October 2013 18:30

EH8 8DT Edinburgh | View Map

Writing in Scots and English with energy and humour and drawing on both traditional and contemporary sources these poets create varied and...

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Judy Brown and Carola Luther: A Conversation with Poems 17 October 2013 18:30

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The Lake District is home to The Wordsworth Trust, which brings art and literature to tens of thousands of people every year, not least...

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PAS: Keir GoGwilt and Matt Aucoin 15 October 2013 18:30

EH8 8DT Edinburgh | View Map

An evening of poetry and music from a new acclaimed talent.  Keir was born in Edinburgh and brought up in NYC.  He studied at the Julliard...

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Mslexia on How to Get Magazines to Publish your Poems 10 October 2013 18:30

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Debbie Taylor, writer as well as founder and Editorial Director of Mslexia, talks about how to submit to literary magazines and how to...

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Nothing but The Poem: Forward Poetry Prize Shortlist Multiple Dates

EH8 8DT Edinburgh | View Map

Poems from the Forward Poetry Prize Shortlist (free printed anthology included in ticket price).   Nothing but The Poem poetry reading...

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Lugs Tae Arthur's Seat 5 October 2013 10:00

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The SPL reaches new heights as we feed you and lead you up Arthur’s Seat. Exercise mind, body and soul with a walk that begins at the SPL...

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Celebrate National Poetry Day! With CK Stead & Kapka Kassabova 3 October 2013 18:30

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Celebrated author of poetry, novels and memoir, New Zealand's C.K. Stead has published over 40 books and has as many awards to match. He...

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Karen Blixen Reading 28 September 2013 14:30 - 15:30

The critically acclaimed ”Dogstar Theatre Company” is touring Scotland this Autumn with the English version of Danish play writer Thor...

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PAS: Rab Wilson 25 September 2013 18:30

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Rab Wilson has emerged as a leading poet, writing vigorous, modern poems in Scots, as well as "owersettin" the work of earlier poets such...

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Walking With Poets - Gorse Wine and Drinking Poems AGE 18+ 25 July 2013 19:00 - 20:30

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GORSE WINE AND DRINKING POEMS Mandy Haggith hosts this poetry reading focusing on Scotland's distinctive Gorse, and drinking poems from...

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Walking With Poets - Elder - Growing New Poems from Cuttings 23 July 2013 14:00 - 16:00

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GROWING NEW POEMS FROM CUTTINGS WORKSHOP Mandy Haggith leads a poetry workshop focusing on how to create poems, what is it to be inspired....

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Walking With Poets - Hazel - Tree Wisdom Poetry Workshop 15 July 2013 14:00 - 16:00

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TREE WISDOM POETRY WORKSHOP Mandy Haggith will lead a poetry workshop for a small group.  Her passionate interest in native Scottish trees...

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Walking With Poets - Ash - Tree Folklore - talk and poetry reading 11 July 2013 19:00 - 20:30

EH3 5NY Edinburgh | View Map

TREE FOLKORE AND POETRY READING Mandy Haggith, is passionate about trees, forests and their people.  At this talk Mandy will share poems...

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