Glasgoes Poetic 2019
28 September – 14 October, 2019
Express Yourself Project Cafe
i) Friday 28 September 7-10pm Project Café Renfrew Street Glasgow
Express Yourself: Carla Woodburn hosts 10 poets, the theme of the evening is poetry involving “Consumer Market.” FREE
Glasgow and District Burns Association
ii) Friday 28 September 7pm Renfield St Stephen’s Church Bath Street Glasgow
A concert run by the Glasgow and District Burns Association: it will feature young people reciting Burns and other poets using the languages of Scotland. Also on the programme will be three students from St Petersburg who won the Robert Burns World Federation, Knowledge of Scotland competition organised by the St Petersburg Forum.
Tickets £10. Contact Marc Sherland at firstname.lastname@example.org
Balloch – Alexandria Writers
iii) Monday 1 October the Balloch House Hotel Balloch Rd Balloch, G83 8LQ
This local event was set up to allow local writers to have a more accessible venue to showcase their work. First Monday of the month. All genres welcome. Five minute slots bookable on the night from 06.15pm. Readings 7pm – 9.15pm.
More details: email@example.com
Words and Music with Gayle Smith
iv) Tuesday 2 October 7.30pm Pollok Ex-Servicemen’s Club 11 Titwood Road Glasgow G41 2DG
Words and Music (aka Sammy Dow’s) hosted by the inimitable Gayle Smith. All welcome to come and to book a five minute slot.
National Poetry Day – Stirling
v) Thursday 4 October NATIONAL POETRY DAY 12.30 – 2.00 pm (free tea/coffee) St Ninian’s Library, Mayfield Centre, Stirling FK7 0DB.
Open Mic event: to book a short open-mic spot please contact Anne Murray on 07464602207 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the librarian on 01786 472069
Natioal Poetry Day – GOMA
vi) Thursday 4 October NATIONAL POETRY DAY 1-2pm GoMA Library Queen Street Glasgow
Jim Carruth, the Glasgow Makar, will be relaunching his acclaimed verse novel Killochries now republished by Polygon. FREE event. Book at Place
vii) Thursday 4 October NATIONAL POETRY DAY 2.30-6pm GoMA Library Queen Street Glasgow
The Federation of Writers (Scotland) usual open mic event on National Poetry Day. The reading slots are now fully booked but there may be cancellations on the day. With current Makar Marjorie Lotfi Gill is sadly not able to be with us so former Makars Anne Connolly and A C Clarke will be reading and last year’s Makar Andy Jackson will read the Patchwork Poem.
Free event donations welcomed
viii) Thursday 4 October NATIONAL POETRY DAY 6.15-8pm GoMA Library Queen Street Glasgow
Hot on the heels of the FWS at GoMA, Mirrorball celebrates National Poetry Day with readings from W S Graham and Guillaume Apollinaire on the anniversaries of these poets.
Poetry Roundabout – Stirling
ix) Friday 5 October 11.00 a.m. Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum Dumbarton Road, Stirling
Poetry Café, a performance opportunity organized by FWS member John Coutts. Enjoy a ride on the POETRY ROUNDABOUT. Read, recite, and discuss or just listen and enjoy as the poems go round. PLUS coffee and cakes.
Admission free – a donation of £3 to the funds of ‘The Smith’ is suggested.
Contact email@example.com or 01786 470930
for further information.
Vicki Husband – Langside Library
x) Friday 5 October 1pm Langside Library 2 Sinclair Drive G42 9QE
Vicki Husband will read some of her poems and talk about the inspiration behind them. She will also talk about how she came to publish her first collection of poems. Free
Govanhill Poetry Splash
xi) Friday 05 October 7.30pm Govanhill Baths 99 Calder Street Govanhill Glasgow
7th Annual Govanhill Poetry Splash – with Tam Dean Burn, Wendy Miller, Stephen Watt, Natalie Little, Sam Small and music from Becci Wallace, hosted by Jim Monaghan.
£5 on the door or in advance from www.brownpapertickets.com
Glasgoes Poetic at Mansion House
xii) Saturday 13th October, 1pm – 3pm Tollcross Mansion House 601 -641 Tollcross Road Glasgow G32 8TF
Derek Read is thinking of holding an event for Glasgoes Poetic at the Mansion House in Tollcross Park. It will be a revival of the old Bards in the Park and will be encouraging performances of poetry, music and short pieces of prose.
With Thriving Survivors a charity which supports victims of trauma with training and personal development opportunities aimed at increasing confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem. The space is a large lounge in the Mansion House – a very atmospheric place which has a lot of potential which Thriving Survivors hope to develop as a community cafe. We will provide teas, coffees etc – free entrance- donations welcome.
Hopint that this event will be the start of regular events at the Mansion House in Tollcross Park- a park prized by generations of East Enders and a building full of memories for many.
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- The Poets’ Time – weekly meetings with Linda Jackson on Zoom
- A Celebration of Birds: Sharing stories, memories and hope
- Makar to Makar, Jackie Kay with Imtiaz Dharker and Suzanne Bonnar
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- Historic Significance of Ellisland Farm, Centre for Robert Burns
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- BAKOSÓ: AFROBEATS DE CUBA FILM – Africa in Motion