Scottish Poetry Library
Green Arts Initiative
Established in 1984 and now occupying a building designed by architect Malcolm Fraser, the Scottish Poetry Library is a glorious resource for readers and writers. The collection of writing, tape and video focuses mainly on contemporary poetry written in Scotland, in Scots, Gaelic and English, but it also features historic Scottish poetry and contemporary works from almost every part of the world. Among its highlights is the extensive Edwin Morgan Archive, a treasure trove of the Glasgow poet's work. As well as general reading and study sections, the library has facilities for listening and performing, and special children's and members' areas. It hosts occasional poetry readings and workshops, and gets involved in poetry events and promotional activities elsewhere in Scotland. It supplies the Poem of the Week for the Scotsman newspaper, and Poem of the Month for the Scottish Arts Council website.
Events at this venue
There are 3 events at this location
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Nothing but the Poem
Poetry discussion forum with no preparation or previous knowledge required, focusing on a different poet each month.
Sat 16 Dec
£4–£5 / 0131 557 2876
Stuart A. Paterson
Poetry Association of Scotland: Sheila Templeton
The Aberdeenshire poet reads from her collections.
Thu 23 Nov
£5–£7 / 0131 557 2876