Book Week Scotland Events for Poetry Lovers

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Category: Reading

Get to know Book Week Scotland’s poetic side by heading along to one or two of the many events taking place all over Scotland. Perfect if you’re a fan of verse – or you’re curious to find out if you might be.


SPL Poetry Workshop

Tuesday 24 November, 18:00-20:00, Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh

Ever fancied having a go at writing your own verse? Then be sure to book a spot at this welcoming workshop with award-winning and enthusiasm-inspiring poet Jennifer Williams. Expect plenty of reading, writing and discussion.


Poetry: Jazz it Up!

Wednesday 25 November, 19:30-21:30, Skeabost Memorial Hall, Isle of Skye

A Come-All-Ye event with top poet, Brian Johnstone, and his friend, Trio Verso. Come and try the fun, jazzed-up experience for a whole new look at verse.


A Waterstones’ Poetry Double: Donald Adamson and Chrys Salt

Thursday 26 November, 19:00-20:30, Waterstones, Dumfries

Sit back and enjoy readings from two exciting poets, Donald Adamson and Chrys Salt, who will read from their latest collections, answer questions and generally provide an evening of excellent entertainment.


LOUD POET: Miko Berry

Tuesday 24 November, 19:30-21:30, Kirkcaldy Galleries, Fife

This is poetry as you may never have seen it before. This poetry hangs out with comedy and music and energy and promises an unexpected, word creamin’, totally slammin’ night to remember. Join Miko Berry and discover the world of the LOUD POETS.


Double Bill: Poetry, Visuals and Sounds

Thursday 26 November, 18:30-20:00, Zest Coffee Bar, St Andrews

Look forward to a packed night of entertainment with the special live double bill show for StAnza, hosted by editor Andy Jackson. This is a fast-moving sixty-minute mix of poetry, visuals, sounds and ideas from some of the UK's best-loved poets, including W. N. Herbert and Tim Turnbull.


There are so many fantastic poetry events taking place this year, we found it very difficult to pick out a few highlights – check out the whole range of Book Week Scotland poetry events to find your own favourite. 


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