National Poetry Day Glasgow Thursday 8th October, 2015 Various Events

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

Story Café

Glasgow Women’s Library

Our warm and welcoming Story Café is the perfect way to relax over lunchtime. Bring along a bite to eat, grab a cuppa, and enjoy listening to wonderful short stories, novel extracts and poems by women writers from around the world.

Whether you’re an avid reader, or want to get into reading for the first time, this group is a great way to discover the wealth of writing on our shelves, meet new people and simply take some time out to recharge your batteries.

Repeats every 7 days until Thu Dec 17 2015.

Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street Glasgow, G40 1BP
£2/ Free (concessions)

How to book:

 To book: Phone: 0141 550 2267or Email:

Poetry for Fearties – Poetry Writing Workshop

8 October 2015 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Glasgow Women’s Library

Do you have a favourite poem you’d love to share with others? Would you like to get to grips with poetry writing? National Poetry Day at GWL means sharing poetry gems and fear free poetry writing. Discover new poems by women writers from across the globe, write some of your own, then why not submit your poem to our Bold Types: Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition, on the theme of ‘Renewal and Transformations’.

Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street Glasgow, G40 1BP
£3 / Free for concessions

 To book: Phone: 0141 550 2267or Email:
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 Ibrox Library

1, Midlock Street, Glasgow, G51 1SL

Tel: 0141 276 0712

The Mitchell National Poetry Day

Thursday 8th October is National Poetry Day, the annual celebration of poetry!  The day aims to promote poetry and encourage people to share what we they love about poetry. The theme is LIGHT, marking the UN International Year of Light 2015.

Glasgow Libraries will be distributing a series of 8 poem cards created by the Scottish Poetry Library to celebrate. Each features images of designer Michael O’Shea’s creative responses to the poems.

The poems featured are:

•    An excerpt from Night Monkey, Day Monkey, by Julia Donaldson

•    ‘The Dark’ from ‘Tales of the Expected’ by Carol Ann Duffy

•    ‘My Shadow’ by Robert Louis Stevenson

•    ‘Pstryk’ by Julian Tuwim

•    ‘Light’ by Margaret Tait

•    ‘Dòchas’ by Maoilios Caimbeul

•    ‘In the Dark’ by Robin Fulton Macpherson

•    ‘The Blue Boat’ by Kathleen Jamie

Places are limited. Please book in person at Granville St Reception, Mitchell Library, G3 7DN or by phoning 0141 287 2999.

A Celebration of WB Yeats

To celebrate national poetry Day – members of St Mungo’s Mirrorball will be reading poems by Irish poet WB Yeats. WB Yeats was born 150 years ago and is considered one of the greatest poets of the 20th Century.

Anyone wanting to read a poem on the night should e-mail William Bonar – and let him know your preferred poem.

8 October 2015 – 7:00pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD

£5 on the door, SMM members free

No booking necessary
Contact for further details

William Bonar –

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