Scottish Poetry Library

Spoken word Masterclasses with Rally & Broad in 2016!

Hello all!


And so…we are DELIGHTED to announce that we will be running three sets of weekend masterclasses in the spring of 2016 with three incredible spoken word performers: Francesca Beard, Ross Sutherland and Caroline Bird! The first two masterclasses will take place at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh, and the final one with Caroline Bird as a residential weekend up in Moniack Mhor in Invernesshire.

These masterclasses grew out of our pilot series last spring. They are suitable for more experienced performers  of spoken word, over 18 years old, who have already undertaken at least one feature set and are looking to develop their practice. In addition, participants from the first two Masterclasses will be invited to showcase their work at a special event at the Scottish Poetry Library on Thursday 14th April 2016.

Booking for Francesca’s masterclass in February is open NOW! For full details on the content of the workshops including how to apply for a place, please read on… 🙂



  • Friday 5th (evening), Sat 6th & Sun 7th February 2016 (1030 – 4pm): Francesca Beard. Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh. £90, 12 places.


Kate Tempest launch…Story Of A Night

Photographs (courtesy of Chris Scott) of the exclusive launch of ‘Hold Your Own’, the new collection from Kate Tempest, published by Picador-Macmillan, on Saturday 25th October 2014. Presented by Rally & Broad and the Scottish Poetry Library, with an introduction from Don Paterson and support from Sam Small. At The Bongo Club, Edinburgh, and one fantastic audience. Phew.

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