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09 July 2020

National Poetry Day 2019

30 September 2019

National Poetry Day is a UK-wide celebration of poetry taking place every October. This year is its 25th anniversary and it takes place on Thursday 3 October. Each year there's a different theme and this year it is Truth.

National Poetry Day generates an explosion of activity nationwide, thousands of amazing events across the UK - in schools, libraries, bookshops and hospitals, on buses, trains and boats - all celebrating poetry's power to bring people together. See the National Poetry Day website

One of the many events taking place is the 'Sweetshop of Words' at the Scottish Poetry Library. For more information and details of how to take part, see the Scottish Poetry Library website.