Something of the sort is to be seen in Salisbury Crags at Edinburgh. ... 'It was on that, ' said Professor Challenger, pointing to the tree, 'that the pterodactyl was perched. I climbed halfway up the rock before I shot him.'

"The Lost World," Arthur Conan Doyle

Browse the literary events that take place at venues across our City of Literature - check out all 68 upcoming events

The School of Poets

The School of Poets

Start/End Date(s)
08 October 2013




5 Crichton's Close, Edinburgh

Founded in 1981 by Tessa Ransford, The School of Poets meets monthly in the Scottish Poetry Library. To join, come along to the Scottish Poetry Library on any meeting night (normally the second Tuesday of each month except August and December). Each meeting concludes with a read-around in which everyone participates.

For any new/enquiring members, bring 5 or 6 copies of one of your own poems to share with the other members of that evening's group.

There is no need to join immediately - you can come for a 'taster' meeting, and visitors pay £2.00 per meeting . If and when you do decide to become a member, the annual subscription is £10 (£5 conc.)

Ticket at Venue

£2:00 per meeting; annual subscription is £10 (£5 conc.)

Further Information

Want to Know More?

If you want to find out more about the organisations, writers and projects that together make up Edinburgh City of Literature, you might want to look here.