Fri03Mar20171:00 pmThe Town Hall, Queens Gardens - Council Chamber, St. Andrews, Scotland
Thu17Aug201712:30 pmEdinburgh INternational Book Festival
A reading of work on places in Edinburgh
Sat19Aug20173:45 pmUniversity of Edinburgh
Come along and hear work about Edinburgh from LitLong!
Sat02Sep201710:15 amCallander Hall
Readings from participants of The Belonging Project (including Hannah Lavery, Jonathan Bay, Marie Therese Taylor, Lisa Williams and Katharine MacFarlane)
Fri08Sep20177:00 pmRosslyn Chapel
An evening of poetry and music with the Miguda Quartet. Book through Penicuik Arts.
Tue14Nov20177:30 pmSerenity Cafe, Edinburgh
An evening of live poetry to commemorate the centenary of the Russian Revolution (for better or worse). Twelve poets have been asked to choose their favourite poem on a revolutionary theme and write a new poem inspired by it. All 24 poems will be read on the night.
Featuring Tessa Berring, Marjorie Lotfi Gill, Joy Hendry, Dorothy Lawrenson, Nick-e Melville, Rachel Plummer, Lauren Pope, Nat Raha, Mike Saunders, Lindsey Shields, Graeme Smith, and Christie Williamson.
Price £3.00. Pay at the door.
8 Jackson Entry,
Edinburgh EH8 8PJ
Thu16Nov20175.30 - 7.30 pmSir Alwyn Williams Building, University of Glasgow
Each year Creative Writing at University of Glasgow and Scottish PEN invite a woman writer working at the top of their field to share their work and words with them. This year they present a very special collaboration with Many Voices, Scottish PEN’s project aiming to offer new platforms for stories that are often excluded from the public conversation. This annual event is organised in memory of Scottish poet and novelist Naomi Mitchison.
I am the lead organiser and will be reading at this Scottish PEN and International Women’s Group event.
The event is free but ticketed, and spaces are limited.
More info and event registration at Eventbrite.
Sir Alwyn Williams Building,
Level 5 (D20 on campus map),
University of Glasgow
18 Lilybank Gardens
Glasgow G12 8RZ
Sat18Nov20176.30pm - 7.30pmRenfield St Steven's Parish Church, Glasgow
Alison McNeill (voice) & Sasha Savaloni (guitar) with Marjorie Lotfi Gill (spoken word)
A music and poetry performance looking at themes of pilgrimage and influence of Persian poetry. The programme features the Glasgow première of 'Four Attar Songs' by Stuart MacRae, and poetry by Marjorie Lotfi Gill, both commissioned by Enterprise Music Scotland. The programme also features works by Stephen Goss and Marco Ramelli.
I am reading Pilgrim, a specially commissioned sequence of poems to sit alongside the music.
Followed by Maxwell Quartet, 8.30pm - 9.30pm.
More info and tickets at Eventbrite
Renfield St Steven's Parish Church,
260 Bath Street,
Glasgow G2 4JP
Tue21Nov20177:00pm - 8:00pmScottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh
I am a guest reader at this special performance of Brian Johnstone’s poetry-and-jazz group Trio Verso to celebrate their tenth anniversary. Event info at the Scottish Poetry Library.
Tickets available via Eventbrite
Scottish Poetry Library,
5 Crichton's Close,
Thu30Nov20177pm - 9pmScottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
I am a guest performer at this multicultural St Andrew's Day celebration. Enjoy a feast of one of Scotland's national dishes - Fish and Chips - along with music, song, poetry and story emphasising the contribution of wanderers, migrants and exiles to Scotland's national story.
Price £15.00 (includes Fish and Chips)
Scottish Storytelling Centre
43-45 High St,
Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Thu21Dec20172.30 - 6 pmGoMA Library Glasgow
Tinsel Tales is a popular open mic event held by The Federation of Writers (Scotland). This event will culminate in the inauguration of the Makar for 2018.
Gallery of Modern Art,
Royal Exchange Square,
Glasgow G1 3AH