Past events

6 October 1991
Guest Poet: Ken Nelson
Featured Poet: Ros Brackenbury
Shore Poet: Brian Johnstone
Live music: John Young

3 November 1991
Guest Poet: Elizabeth Burns
Featured Poet: Andrew Greig
Shore Poets: Ros Brackenbury and Brian Johnstone
Live music: Jan Wightman

1 December 1991
Guest Poet: Jim Glen
Featured Poet: Jim Crumley
Shore Poet: Mark Ogle

2 February 1992
Guest Poet: Dante Jack Clegg
Featured Poet: Kathleen Jamie
Shore Poet: Brian Johnstone
Live music: Norman Chalmers

1 March 1992
Guest Poet: James P Spence
Featured Poet: Gordon Meade
Shore Poet: Ros Brackenbury
Live music: Jan Wightman & Anne Ward

5 April 1992
Guest Poet: Anna Crowe
Featured Poet: Angela McSeveney
Shore Poet: Ros Brackenbury
Live music: Hugh Dailly

3 May 1992
Open Reading
Guest Poets: Ian McDonough, Dougie Mackenzie etc.
Shore Poets: Brian Johnstone and Ros Brackenbury
Live music: Hugh Dailly

7 June 1992
Guest Poet: Mark Ogle
Featured Poet: Robert Crawford
Shore Poet: Brian Johnstone
Live music: Peter Thomas

5 July 1992
Shore Poet: Dougie McKenzie

1992-2011: we’re working on that!

MOMA
2008: Aonghas Padraig Caimbeul
2009: Elizabeth Burns
2010: Frances Leviston
2011: Anne Frater

2011-2012

25 September 2011
Headline poet: Alan Spence
New poet: Kate Blackadder
Shore Poet: Angela McSeveney
Live music: Wild Myrtles

30 October 2011
Headline poet: Gordon Meade
New poet: Patricia Ace
Shore Poet: Hamish Whyte
Live music: Gordon Ferries

13 November 2011
Shore Poets’ 20th Anniversary Celebration at The Voodoo Rooms

27 November 2011
Headline poet: Anna Crowe
New poet: Mary Wight
Shore Poet: Paula Jennings
Live music: Simon Kempston

29 January 2012
Headline poet: Liz Lochhead
New poet: Jennie Renton
Shore Poet: Ian McDonough
Live music: Ross Baird

26 February 2012
Headline poet: Gerry Cambridge
New poet: Gill Andrews
Shore Poet: Nancy Somerville
MOMA: Tom Pow
Live music: Karen Dietz and Richard Klein

25 March 2012
Headline poet: Norman Kreitman
New poet: Jean Atkin
Shore Poet: Jane McKie
Live music: Madge Wildfire

29 April 2012
Open Night
Headline poet: Rody Gorman
Live music: Holm

27 May 2012
Headline poet: Robert Crawford
New poet: Joan Lennon
Shore Poet: Martin McIntyre
Live music: The Whole Shebang

24 June 2012
Headline poet: George Gunn
Shore Poet: Christine De Luca
New poet: William Donald Stewart
Live music: Just Voices

2012-2013

All events took place at Henderson’s at St John’s, St John’s Church, Edinburgh.

30 September 2012
Headline poet: Brian Whittingham
New poet: Emma Sedlak
Shore Poet: Hamish Whyte
Live music: Stevie Palmer

28 October 2012
Headline poet: Jim Carruth
New poet: Andrew C. Ferguson
Shore Poet: Angela McSeveney
Live music: Kirsty Law

25 November 2012
Headline poet: Graham Fulton
New poet: Peter MacKay
Shore Poet: Claire Askew
Live music: Skotebi

27 January 2013
Headline poet: Helena Nelson
New poet: Nick Brooks
Shore Poet: Ian McDonough

24 February 2013
Headline poet: Cheryl Follon
New poet: Miriam Gamble
Shore Poet: Christine de Luca
MOMA: Anna Crowe
Live music: Andy Miller

31 March 2013
Headline poet: Brian McCabe
New poet: Camilla Chen
Shore Poet: Jane McKie
Live music: Linties

28 April 2013
Open Night
Headline poet: Andrew Greig

26 May 2013
Headline poet: Meg Bateman
New poet: Iain Matheson
Shore Poet: Martin McIntyre
Live music: The Guerrilla String Quartet

30 June 2013
Headline poet: Don Paterson
New poet: Clydebuilters (Samuel Tongue, Eveline Pye, Nuala Watt, Irene Hossack)
Shore Poet: Nancy Somerville
Live music: Tom Fairnie

2013-2014

All events took place at Henderson’s at St John’s, St John’s Church, Edinburgh.

29 September 2013
Headline poet: Chrys Salt
New poet: Roddy Shippin
Shore Poet: Angela McSeveney
Live music: Various Moons

27 October 2013
Headline poet: Gerry Loose
New poet: Graeme Hawley
Shore Poet: Claire Askew
Live music: Tea For Two

24 November 2013
Headline poet: Gerrie Fellowes
New poet: Tracey S. Rosenberg
Shore Poet: Christine de Luca
Live music: Andy Miller

26 January 2014
Headline poet: Kathleen Jamie
New poet: Michael Pedersen
Shore Poet: Jane McKie

23 February 2014
Headline poets: Stewart Conn and Diana Hendry
New poet: Lesley Glaister
MOMA: Meg Bateman
Live music: Holm

30 March 2014
Headline poet: Kei Miller
Shore Poet: Ian McDonough
New poet: Ingrid Murray
Live music: Wild Myrtles

27 April 2014
Open Night
Headline poet: Alan Gillis
Live music: Becky Leach, Mairi McFadyen, and Fiona Robinson

25 May 2014
Headline poet: Jacob Polley
New poet: Pippa Goldschmidt
Shore Poet: Hamish Whyte
Live music: The Whole Shebang

28 June 2014
Headline poet: Tom Leonard
New poet: Teresa Muñoz
Shore Poet: Nancy Somerville

2014-2015

All events took place at Henderson’s at St John’s, St John’s Church, Edinburgh.

28 September 2014
Headline poet: Donny O’Rourke
New poet: Richie McCaffery
Shore Poet: Martin McIntyre
Live music: Karen Dietz and Richard Klein

26 October 2014
Headline poets: Brian Johnstone and Ken Cockburn
New poet: Lindsay Macgregor
Shore Poet: Angela McSeveney
Live music: Ros, Roy & Corinne

30 November 2014
The Shore Poets Quiet Slam
Winner: Colin McGuire
Second place: Angela Cleland
Third place: Nicky Melville
Live music: Various Moons

25 January 2015
Headline poet: Jen Hadfield
New poet: Niall Campbell
Shore Poet: Tracey S. Rosenberg
Live music: The Blue Moon Travellers

22 February 2015
Headline poet: James Robertson
New poet: Annie Pia
Shore Poet: Christine de Luca
MOMA: Kathleen Jamie
Live music: Andy Miller

29 March 2015
Headline poet: John Glenday
New poet: Molly Vogel
Shore Poets: Hamish Whyte
Live music: Tuesday Rose McDonough

26 April 2015
Open Night
Shore Poet: Claire Askew
Live music: Tom and Jane Fairnie

31 May 2015
Headline poet: Vicki Feaver
New poet: Harry Giles
Shore Poet: Ian McDonough
Live music: Matt Smith and Sarah Northcott

28 June 2015
Headline poet: Ron Butlin
New poet: Rachel McCrum
Shore Poets: Jane McKie and Nancy Somerville
Live music: Alison Reeves

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