Upcoming Events

2019

Edinburgh : Monday 12th August : 8.30pm

Whaur Extremes Meet

Brian Johnstone & Andy Jackson present the anthology Scotia Extremis
Specially commissioned poems probe the extremes of Scottish culture
Readings, discussion & AV presentation with some of Scotland's best poets
Christine De Luca, Robert Crawford, Vicki Feaver, James Robertson & more
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

Edinburgh : Wednesday 14th August : 6.00pm

Celebrating Hamish Henderson

Launching The Darg, an anthology of specially commissioned poems
Inspired by the life and work of writer and collector Hamish Henderson
Hosted on behalf of The Poets Republic Press by editor Jim Mackintosh
Readers include Brian Johnstone, Hugh McMillan, Stuart Peterson, Magi Gibson
Musicians include Steve Byrne, Aileen Ogilvie, Pipe Major Callum Douglas
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

Edinburgh : Tuesday 20th August : 5.15pm

Scotia Extremis at Scotlandsfest

Brian Johnstone & Andy Jackson present the anthology Scotia Extremis
Specially commissioned poems probe the extremes of Scottish culture
Readings, discussion & AV presentation with some of Scotland's best poets
Stewart Conn, J L Williams, Marjorie Lotfi Gill & more
Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Street, Edinburgh

Edinburgh : Saturday 7th August : 7.00pm

The Fields of War

Brian Johnstone & Chrys Salt mark eighty years since the Second World War
Commemorating the conflicts of the past century and the human price paid
From 1914 to 1939; from The Blitz to Bosnia; from Flanders to Iraq
A broad sweep of original poetry, prose, film & music evokes war and the losses of war
‘a reflective and often intense outpouring of experience’ Dundee University Review of the Arts
‘evocative and poignantly powerful work’ Scottish Writers Centre
Scottish Poetry Library, Crichton's Close, The Canongate, Edinburgh

Later in the year

Events tbc in Scotland & London. Watch this space.