Tuesday, February 9

poetry at the...

fancy something a little different for valentine’s day ... ?
then read on!

poetry lovefest at the grv

on 14th february from 7.45pm to 9.45pm at the grv (guthrie street, edinburgh), come and hear 20-30 poets reading a poem written especially for this occasion.

poets were asked to write an original poem, each one based on a different verse from the song of songs, that ancient love poem.

bring your partner if you have one but don't be shy to come alone or with a friend. the poems will all be on the theme of love, but that can include everything from romance, sticking together and first dates to endings, loss, and bitter memories.

excellent writers such as kona macphee, alexander hutchison, kapka kassabova, andrew philip, kevin cadwallender, morgan downie and many, many more will be reading so it looks set to be excellent evening. there will also be a few other surprises and … who knows? you may even find love. what else is poetry for?

tickets, which can be purchased on the night, cost £4, or £3 for concessions.

poetry at the … is run by a small group of people on a non-profit making basis. they aim to hold live poetry events which demonstrate the range and vitality of poetry in the uk today, particularly (but not exclusively) in scotland. it was formed in november 2007 and has since become known as one of the best poetry-related events in the country, featuring some of the uk’s top poets alongside new and emerging writers.

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