A few months ago our actor friend, Jamie Gordon, asked if there were any poetry projects he could get involved in. At first we thought he could do some readings for our SPL poetry podcast but then we started to get excited about sending him out to the poetry gardens to recite poems directly to the public. Jamie won’t be alone though, there will be an SPL gazebo where you can browse some of our books, get some free poetry post cards and find out about our plans for National Poetry Day on October 8th.

So, on Wednesday 16 September the Scottish Poetry Library will be in the Poetry Gardens at St. Andrew’s Square in Edinburgh bringing poetry to the people.

Our orators will give you a choice of three poems — maybe you want a “classic”, maybe you want something funny, or perhaps you need a little love?

Join us any time from noon – 2pm.

It’s free!