Upcoming Events


Dundee : Monday 7th May : 7.00pm

Stopping the Photo/Fixing the Poem

Brian Johnstone presents an evening of poetry and photographs
A reading with a difference, combining historic photography & verse
Special event presented as part of the Stobswell Festival
Projected, historic photographs with readings of the poems they inspired
The Tay Bridge Disaster, 1900s Mingulay, World War II, Dens Road Market and more
Arthurstone Community Library, Arthurstone Terrace, Dundee

Glasgow : Tuesday 8th May : 7.00pm

Red Squirrel Press Poets

The Scottish Writers Centre present four Red Squirrel Press poets
Brian Johnstone reads from his new pamphlet Juke Box Jeopardy
Poems on the pop stars of the author's youth in the '50s & '60s
Also featuring poets Elizabeth Rimmer, Judith Taylor & Tim Turnbull
Centre for Contemprary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Venice : Friday 18th May : 10.00am

University Reading

Brian Johnstone reads for the students of Ca' Foscari University
Introduced & chaired by Professor Marco Fazzini
Also featuring international poets Habib Tengour (Algeria),
Mite Stefoski (Macedonia), Marcos Rivadeniera Silva (Ecuador)
Plazzo Cosulich, Ca' Foscari University, Zattere, Venice

Vicenza : Saturday 19th May : 4.00pm

Poetry Vicenza: Live in the Piazza

Poetry Vicenza 2018 presents live poetry & jazz
Brian Johnstone reads & performs with jazz musicians
Also featuring selected festival participating poets
Performance under the arcade of the Basillica Palladiana
Main Square, city centre, Vicenza

Vicenza : Sunday 20th May : 11.00am

Poetry Vicenza: Poetry & Jazz

Poetry Vicenza 2018 presents live poetry & jazz
Brian Johnstone performs solo and with festival jazz musicians
Also featuring the poet & writer Bas Kwakman (Netherlands)
With Danilo Memoli (piano) & Robert Bonisolo (sax)
Gallerie d'Italia, Palazzo Leoni Montari, Vicenza

Vicenza : Sunday 20th May : 9.00pm

Poetry Vicenza: Festival Finale

The closing reading of Poetry Vicenza 2018
Brian Johnstone reads with 8 international poets from across the globe
Including Slovakia, The Netherlands, Macedonia, Algeria, Haiti, Equador
Music from C. Zavalloni (vocals), P. Tonolo (sax) & Paolo Birro (piano)
Teatro Olimpico, Piazza Matteotti, Vicenza

Coming up later this year

Events in Dumfries, Sanquhar, Whithorn, Ladybank, Aberdeen & Islay.