Burns’ night is rapidly approaching and folk around the globe will be celebrating the Bard in style and good cheer, but the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish Poetry Library think that we should take a moment to think about the thousands of Scottish poets who won’t be toasted this weekend!
Local writers and literary enthusiasts alike are invited to come along to the National Library of Scotland (George IV Bridge) from 12pm on Saturday 25 January to celebrate Anybody BUT Burns (before you set to your haggis that evening, of course)! With the support of the Scottish Poetry Library, the NLS will be running a Wikipedia editathon to share information about Scotland’s incredible poetic legacy with millions of Wikipedia users across the world.
Book your free tickets here! A free lunch is provided, but please notify the organisers of any dietary requirements in advance. Bring your laptop and your love of verse and we will bring the rest! Help boost the online profile of the poet who inspires you most. If you are a poet yourself, bring along some work and liven up the afternoon with a reading.