Upcoming Events


Dundee : Thursday 19th October : 3.45pm

Dundee Literary Festival: Writing Lives

Two writers seek to understand the impact of their childhoods
Poets Brian Johnstone & Anne Pia discuss their recent memoirs
With readings from Double Exposure & Language of my Choosing
A wide ranging exploration of related but different unbringings
Bonar Hall, Park Place (off Perth Road), Dundee
Tickets £3 / £2 concessions: book tickets here

Edinburgh : Tuesday 21st November : 7.00pm

Ten Years of Trio Verso

Poetry & jazz group Trio Verso celebrate ten years of performances
Richard Ingham (saxes etc) Louise Major (bass) & Brian Johnstone (poems)
Spoken word framed in music from swinging to atmospheric and haunting
Expect some special guests to join in the celebration - watch this space
Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close, Canongate, Edinburgh

Edinburgh : Tuesday 12th December : 7.30pm


Brian Johnstone reads at this new regular Edinburgh poetry venue
With readings from his most recent collection Dry Stone Work
Plus some new poems and a preview of his forthcoming pamphlet
Also featuring poets Jane McKie and Vahni Capildeo
Serenity Café, The Tun, 8 Jackson's Entry, Edinburgh

Coming up in 2018

Events to come in Scotland and overseas. Watch this space.