Upcoming Events

Just back from poetry festivals in Turkey and Berlin, but the fun doesn’t stop there!  Here are some upcoming events taking place in Edinburgh over the next couple of months… hope to see you.  Click on each listing for more details.  

OPUL at Click Clack 60, Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh, 30 June 

Launch of Our Real Red Selves, Golden Hare Books, Edinburgh, 2 July 

Poets Against Humanity, The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh, 22 July 

Reforging the Sampo, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, 31 July 

Innu Poetry, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh, 29 August


(c) Jan Gavura

Categorized as Poetry

By jlwpoetry

Books by JL Williams include Condition of Fire (Shearsman, 2011), Locust and Marlin (Shearsman, 2014), House of the Tragic Poet (If A Leaf Falls Press, 2016), After Economy (Shearsman, 2017) and Origin (Shearsman, 2022). Published widely in journals, her poetry has been translated into numerous languages. She has read at international literature festivals and venues in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, Cyprus, Canada, Hungary, Romania, Montenegro and the US. She wrote the libretto for the opera Snow which debuted in London in 2017, was awarded a bursary to develop a new opera with composer Samantha Fernando at the Royal Opera House and was a librettist for the award-winning 2020 covid-response Episodes project by The Opera Story. Williams curates writing events and creates workshops and professional development activities for poets. She is hopeful about the simple and mysterious power of poetry that allows us to know ourselves, each other and the world more deeply.

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