Vespers 5: ‘Love-In/Love Out’ – Tuesday 14 February

A slightly different format this month for Valentine’s Day. We have invited 12 poets to: a) read their favourite poem on the theme of love and b) write and read a new poem inspired by quotations from the likes of Shakespeare, Blake, Sappho and Catullus. There may be romance, break-up, passion, bitterness, sex and jealousy. And there will be poems too.
Your MCs will be Jane Bonnyman and Rob A. Mackenzie. Entry is £3, payable at the door.

The line-up will be:

Janette Ayachi
Jane Bonnyman
Anne Laure Coxam
Sally Evans
Harry Giles
Jane Goldman
Russell Jones
Hannah Lavery
Rob A. Mackenzie
Colin McGuire
Roy Moller
Finola Scott

Vespers 3: Tuesday 13/12/16

The final Vespers Poetry of 2016 is on Tuesday 13th December from 7.30pm at the Serenity Cafe, 8 Jackson’s Entry, Edinburgh, EH8 8JP (a few doors down the vespers-logolane from the Scottish Poetry Library). The line-up will be:

Nick-e Melville
Tessa Berring & Kathrine Sowerby
Andrew Sclater
The event will start on time, so please arrive just a little early if possible. It will finish at 8.30pm. There will be mince pies, non-alcoholic mulled wine and other Christmas surprises. Tickets are available at the door for £3. Please drop into the Scottish Poetry Library (about 10 seconds up the lane from the Serenity Cafe) beforehand as they are having a Discount Poetry Shopping Night from 6pm onwards.

Vespers 2: Tuesday8/11/16

After a great first event, Vespers Poetry continues on Tuesday 8th November from 7.30pm at the Serenity Cafe, 8 Jackson’s Entry, Edinburgh, EH8 8JP (a few doors down the lane from the Scottish Poetry Library). The line-up will be:

Claudia Daventry

Andrew Blair & Ross McCleary

Aileen Ballantyne

The event will start on time, so please arrive just a little early if possible. It will finish at 8.30pm. Tickets are available at the door for £3.

Vespers 1: Tuesday 11/10/16

The fivespers-logorst ever Vespers Poetry event will take place on Tuesday 11th October from 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th October 2016 at the Serenity Cafe, 8 Jackson’s Entry, Edinburgh, EH8 8JP (a few doors down the lane from the Scottish Poetry Library). The line-up will be:


Miriam Gamble

Stewart Sanderson

Jean Taylor

The event will start on time, so please arrive just a little early if possible. It will finish at 8.30pm. Tickets are available at the door for £3.

 

Vespers Poetry

Vespers is a new monthly poetry evening compered by Jane Bonnyman and Rob A. Mackenzie on the second Tuesday of each month at the Serenity Cafe, The Tun, 8 Jacksons Entry, Edinburgh EH8 8PJ (a few doors down the lane from the Scottish Poetry Library).

There will be three readings, each for 15-20 minutes. One of those will usually be a collaboration between poets or between a poet and musician, dancer, artist etc. The event will start (on time!) at 7.30pm and will end at 8.30pm. Afterwards, people are free to head home, do something else or join us for a drink in a nearby bar. But it is important to know that the Serenity Cafe is a dry venue and you can’t drink alcohol or use drugs on the premises.

We hope to bring you some of the most exciting contemporary poetic voices and plan to cut effortlessly across experimental/mainstream boundaries.

The events will cost £3, payable at the door, and there will also be a raffle. All money raised will go to the venue and the poets.

The first event will be on Tuesday 11th October, 7.30pm. More details will be released soon!