October already! Time for woolly scarves and pumpkin-spice flavoured everything, including – I am not making this up; they exist at Trader Joe’s – pumpkin-spice flavoured pumpkin seeds. Whether Henderson’s @ St. John’s has pumpkin-spiced cake, I do not know, but they definitely have warming treats so you can enjoy those during our October event.Continue reading Shore Poets OCTOBER: Brian Johnstone, Ken Cockburn, Lindsay Macgregor, and Angela McSeveney
Welcome back to another season of Shore Poets, everyone! We’re glad to have survived the festivals, and by the time this event rolls around, we’ll have survived the Referendum. (Unless we don’t, in which case we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support.) We hope you can join us for theContinue reading Shore Poets SEPTEMBER: Donny O’Rourke, Richie McCaffery, and Martin McIntyre
It’s almost time for Shore Poets to take our annual summer holiday, and for all of you to dive into the delights of Edinburgh’s various amazing festivals. But before we go, we have a cracking June line-up for you. We hope you can join us on Sunday 29th June to warmly welcome these three greatContinue reading Shore Poets June: Tom Leonard, Theresa Munoz and Nancy Somerville
SHORE POETS: MAY Henderson’s at St John’s, Lothian Road, Edinburgh 7.45 pm to 10.00 pm Sunday 25th May 2014 Bar from 7.15pm Admission £5 / Concessions £3 Happy May to you all of you poetry readers, writers and performers! We were really pleased that so many of you came along to our April Open NightContinue reading Shore Poets MAY: Jacob Polley, Pippa Goldschmidt and Hamish Whyte
SHORE POETS: APRIL Henderson’s at St John’s, Lothian Road, Edinburgh 7.45 pm to 10.00 pm Sunday 27th April 2014 Bar from 7.15pm Admission £5 / Concessions £3 It’s April! Happy springtime from Shore Poets! Our headline poet this month is Alan Gillis. Alan is a poet and critic, and is editor of Edinburgh Review. HisContinue reading Shore Poets APRIL: it’s Open Night!
Dear poets, wannabe poets, avid performers and open mic veterans all, It’s almost time for the annual Shore Poets Open Night, which means it’s time for YOU to start polishing up your best poems to perform for our warm and friendly April audience! This year the Open Night takes place on Sunday 27th April atContinue reading Sign up ahead of time for the Shore Poets Open Night in April!
Here’s our very deserving 2014 winner of the Mark Ogle Memorial Award, Meg Bateman. From left to right: 2012 MOMA winner Tom Pow, Jane Read, 2014 MOMA winner Meg, Deborah Mather, Sandra Engstrom, 2013 MOMA winner Anna Crowe. Congratulations to Meg! And thank you very much to everyone who attended our February event!
Happy February, friends! Thankfully, winter is nearly over, and Spring is coming. To celebrate, we have a massive event for you this month, with lots of special happenings. Have a look! SHORE POETS: FEBRUARY Henderson’s at St John’s, Lothian Road, Edinburgh 7.45 pm to 10.00 pm Sunday 23rd February 2014 Bar from 7.15pm Admission £5Continue reading Shore Poets FEBRUARY: Conn, Hendry, Glaister & MOMA
Happy New Year, poetry fans! Shore Poets has been enjoying a restful Christmas break, and we hope you have, too. But now we’re back, with a truly fabulous line-up to kick off your literary year. Check it out! Shore Poets JANUARY Henderson’s at St John’s, Lothian Road, Edinburgh 7.45 pm to 10.00 pm Sunday 26thContinue reading Happy new year! It’s time for Shore Poets JANUARY, with Kathleen Jamie
Hello, friends! Are you ready for a last showcase of brilliant Scottish poetry before the Christmas break? It’s time for Shore Poets November! Henderson’s at St John’s, Lothian Road, Edinburgh 7.45 pm to 10.00 pm Sunday 24th November 2013 Bar from 7.15pm Admission £5 / Concessions £3 Our November headline poet, Gerrie Fellows, was bornContinue reading Shore Poets November: Gerrie Fellowes, Christine de Luca & Tracey S Rosenberg