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24 October 2021

National Poetry Day 2021

1 October 2021

National Poetry Day is the annual mass celebration on the first Thursday of October that encourages all to enjoy, discover and share poetry. This year, National Poetry Day takes place on 7 October 2021, and the theme is Choice.

National Poetry Day generates an explosion of activity nationwide, thousands of amazing events across the UK - on doorsteps and at kitchen tables, in gardens and streets, in schools, libraries and public spaces both online and offline - all celebrating poetry's power to bring people together.

Visit the National Poetry Day website for suggestions on how to mark the day and to find events you can take part in. 

The Scottish Poetry Library has lots of great Scottish poems of course. And looking ahead, there's a new poetry festival taking place in Edinburgh from 15 to 17 October 2021: Push the Boat Out.