Scottish National Poetry Slam
Exciting times at Literature Society. Not only do we have a new committee, but we are hosting the Scottish National Poetry Slam Championships!!! The slam winners from across Scotland will pitch word against word in the Pleasance Cabaret bar on the 28th of March. At the end of the night we shall have our CHAMPION. See you there: Doors 7.30pm Poetry 8pm. Get there early its gonna be rammed
Last chance to buy ball tickets!
Tickets for the masquerade ball are selling fast and will stop tomorrow. get the before their gone!
Annual General Meeting
On Thursday we shall meet at Room 7.18 in David Hume Tower, and go to the pub to celebrate afterwards. The Edinburgh University Literature Society will convene its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 7 March, 2013. During this meeting, we shall be electing the society’s Committee for 2013-4. All members are invited to participate in the Annual General Meeting, either to stand for election...
We trust everybody had a blast at our last Poetry Workshop and Open Mic. Now, it’s time to get down to business: for poets to clash on stage for better and for verse. Watch as poets go head to head for the chance to compete in the Scottish National Slam Championship. We’ve always had a cracking good time, and this time is going to be no different with lots of new voices, and no doubt...
We're having a ball!!!
Join us for masked revels in the palatial surroundings of Ghillie Dhu, we shall dine on hearty Scotch broth with crisp croutons, pan seared salmon fillet with creamed leeks, tomato and garlic coulis or wild mushroom risotto with minted peas and dressed rocket and vanilla cheesecake with berry compote. Tickets include dinner and wine to fuel our dancing once we’ve had our fill. So bring out...
Extraordinary General Meeting
We have lost our treasurer! if you would like to join our team for the last couple of months of the semester then come to our Extraordinary General Meeting next Monday to run for the position. There will be wine and fun. 7 pm 18 Buccleuch place https://www.facebook.com/events/319199674847206/
Speak for Solidarity!
On the 7th of February we’re holding a night of poetry from the occupied nations of West Papua, Kashmir,Tibet and Palestine. Come join us at the Cabaret bar for music, poetry and a celebration of freedom of expression. As always this is FREE and will be fabulous. https://www.facebook.com/events/453451504710111/
A Taste of Honey
We’re planning a trip to see Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste of Honey on this Thursday (31st). The original kitchen sink drama caused a stir when first produced in 1958 for it’s taboo subjects of teenage pregnancy and inter-racial couples. This production will be directed by Tony Cownie (Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, Educating Agnes). Get your tickets...
On Thursday we’re all going to the filmhouse to see Les Mis under the tenuous literary connection of celebrating Victor Hugo. Apparently if makes you cry with hope and dreams of a new dawn and the power of love, or leaves you dead inside and doubting the revolution will ever truly come. Find out which one you are by emailing litsoc on email@example.com or just booking a ticket for the...
Get your tickets for Immortal Memory Burns night event on the 25th of January. It’s a play, poetry, food AND a ceilidh phew. Only £13 for students with proceeds going to the grass market project https://www.facebook.com/events/473285829383655/
Man Booker Prize
Come find us in the Lounge Bar: The Man Booker Prize will be announced on 16 October. We’re going to have a wee chat about it that evening. So do feel free to drop by and grab a pint with us and unwind, celebrate and discuss the award and just stuff in general. This is going to be a light, easy-going social for everybody.
Join us this Sunday in the Teviot dining hall to relax with pastries and an audiobook. This week we are listening to the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Knit Soc will be there to teach us their woolly ways. Their may even be pumpkin carving. We’ll be there from 12!
Dead Poets Ceilidh
We will be selling tickets for our joint Halloween ceilidh with PublishED all this week. Catch us in the library cafe to get you tickets. We’re there 12-4 every day this week. £4 advanced ticket- a bargain for an eerie literary shindig. Let us know if want to get involved, there will be an open mic during the break from dancing.
After the massive success of our first Poetry Slam last month, we’re back with a second installment of performance poets going head to head in the Cabaret Bar once again! Come along to the Cabaret Bar to witness more poets, some new, some seasoned and a handful even groomed at our Workshop, compete once again for a prize slot in the Scottish National Slam Championship and for the sheer...
National Poetry Day- Angus Peter Campbell
Thursday is National Poetry day! We’re celebrating down at the caberet bar with Gaelic poet Angus Peter Campbell and music from Folk Soc. Doors open at 7.30pm, expect readings from Angus’ works and fine fiddles with your drink. This will be the start of a series of events that we’re organising in conjuction with the Scottish Poetry Library. See you there!
Tuesday 15th May ~ 7:30pm ~ Pleasance Cabaret Bar We’re delighted to host Alexander Macleod’s first reading in Edinburgh in conjunction with Ullapool Book Festival. Alexander MacLeod was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario. Published in Canada in 2010, Light Lifting is his first collection of short stories and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, the...