Glasgoes Poetic Monday 26th September, – Saturday October 8, 2016



Glasgoes Poetic is over a week of poetry events and happenings with National Poetry Day nestled neatly inside. Take a look – there’s lots of performance opportunities (asterisked) as well as excellent poets and performers and bound to be something that suits.

Open Mic Café Rio

Monday 26 September 8pm Café Rio 27 Hyndland Street Partick G11 5QF
Robin Cairns is your host for the evening – best to get there early to book an open mic slot.

The 5th Annual Govanhill Poetry Splash 

Friday 30 September 7.30pm Govanhill Baths 99 Calder Street Glasgow G42 7RA
The 5th annual Govanhill Poetry Splash hosted by Jim Monaghan features Glasgow Poet Laureate Jim Carruth, 2016 Scottish Poetry Slam champion, Iona Lee, FWS members Donna Campbell and Michelle Fisher, a warm and friendly night of word and song
More information at…/the-5th-annual-govanhill-p…/
Tickets £5 at Buy tickets online

Pollok Ex-Servicemen’s Club – Open Mic

Tuesday 4 October 7.30pm Pollok Ex-Servicemen’s Club 111 Titwood Road Glasgow G41 2DG
Words and Music (aka Sammy Dow’s) hosted by the inimitable Gayle Smith has returned to the Glasgow open mic scene. Jim Monaghan is the headliner.
All welcome to come and to book a five minute slot.

All-Write/Easterhouse Writers Group Open Mic

Wednesday 5 October 6-8pm Bridge Café 1000 Westerhouse Road Glasgow G34 9DU
All-Write/Easterhouse Writers Group host an open mic evening of spoken word and poetry. If you want to recite a poem, tell a story or sing a song,
Please come along.
All Welcome Free More info contact Jim:


WORD PLAY i – Open Mic Tron Theatre

Wednesday 5th October – 8-late Tron Theatre 68 Trongate Glasgow G1 5HB
The next WORD PLAY is in its usual home, theme – Rights & Wrongs

WORD PLAY offers an open mic opportunity created by the WORD FACTORY. An event, to showcase work, whilst also providing a chance to participate.

£3 donation towards hire costs etc. All performers should rehearse their work and time their presentation prior to appearance. Please ensure your material will suit a mixed audience.

Slots are restricted to 5 mins max per person, (readers can gauge this by preparing about 3 or 4 short poems or just over 2 pages of typed prose). This limit will be implemented with joyous resolve.

Participation is welcomed from old Ranters and Newbies. Contact Marc

National Poetry Day – Thursday 6 October


Launch Grey Hen Anthology

Thursday 6 October 12.30-2pm Glasgow Women’s Library 23 Landressy Street G40 1BP
Scottish launch and reading from Extraordinary Forms, a new Grey Hen anthology with Joy Howard, Mandy Macdonald, Eveline Pye and Hilary Stobbs.

Readings at St Ninian’s Library

Thursday 6th October 12.45 – 2.00 pm St Ninian’s Library, Mayfield Centre, St Ninian’s, Stirling FK7 0DB
Readers are already organised, but everyone welcome to come along to listen. Details from Anne B. Murray tel. 07464602207

Federation of Writers Open Mic Event – GOMA

Thursday 6 October 2.30-5.30pm GoMA Library Queen Street Glasgow G1 3AH
Federation of Writers open mic event and reading at 5.15pm by Makar Elizabeth Rimmer. See above under FWS Events and News

St Mungo’s Mirrorball

 Thursday 6 October 7pm Club Room CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD
St Mungo’s Mirrorball celebrates National Poetry Day with A Celebration of the life and work of George Mackay Brown (1921-96).

Poetry Café, Stirling Smith Art Gallery

Friday 7 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 or 01786 470930

Outside-in/Inside-out – New International Festival of Poetry Glasgow 4 – 8 October, 2016

Outside-in/Inside-out – New International Festival of Poetry Glasgow 4 – 8 October, 2016


The Blue Room , GFT Friday 23 – Sunday 25 September 2016
Outside-in/Inside-out – New International Festival of Poetry Glasgow 4 – 8 October, 2016

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