Mapping Scotland by Poetry

Tuesday 18 February 2014

With just two weeks to go to the start of the festival it's time to unveil an extra special event for 2014. In this year of Homecoming Scotland, at 3.30pm on the Sunday of the festival, 9th March, we plan to start mapping Scotland by poetry. We're inviting you to come along to read a poem about a specific location in Scotland and to pin it on the map, and for an hour at the festival we'll take the audience in the Byre Studio Theatre on a poetry tour of Scotland. People can sign up in advance for this unusual open mic type event, we'll have some special guests popping up, and we'll keep a few slots free until the last minute, so there will be multiple ways to get involved. Those who don't get to read their poem on the day can still submit them for the map, and we'll continue adding to it over the spring and summer, and may post some of the poems on our blog. Full details of the event are now online on our website. If you'd like to read one of your own poems about someplace in Scotland, email us on with your name and the name and location of your poem. For copyright reasons, you must read a poem you have written yourself, or which you have permission to read, or which is out of copyright, and each reading will be limited to a maximum of three minutes.

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