Happenings 35: the week that was…

June 18, 2010

weatherman says sun for the weekend!We contemplated our summer reading lists!

We attended the launch of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, having assisted Don Paterson in selecting a poetry strand within the programme.

We ate toffee cake.

Geoffrey Hill was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford with 1,156 votes. He will be the 44th Professor of Poetry since the role was created in 1708. We’ve been following the campaign with interest…

We were delighted with the volume of applicants for our library assistant job. Thank you to all who applied, and for taking an interest in our library and our work. Candidates for interview will be contacted sometime next week. The applications have now closed, but the Edinburgh College of Art are seeking a library assistant.

We are pleased for HappenStance Press, publisher Helena Nelson and poet Selima Hill for their recent success in the Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets.

With a little tutelage and a lot of encouragement from the lovely Chris Scott, we got our Flickr groove on! We’ll be building more content, including old and wonderful scans, as the weeks go on. What would you like to see there?

Our Robyn addressed the Cockburn Society for their annual meeting. On Twitter, @thecockburn said:

great job by Robyn Marsack, Director of the Scottish Poetry Library. Everyone really enjoyed the lecture! @ByLeavesWeLive

We are waltzing off into the weekend now! Lizzie’s on duty tomorrow – do pop in and say hello if you’re in the area. Most importantly, whatever you do this weekend, whatever you read, enjoy!

4 Responses to “Happenings 35: the week that was…”

  1. thenewbrunette Says:

    i love the photies to bits.

  2. MaryH Says:

    The new Flickr content looks great! A couple of comments: Most seem to be “all rights reserved” – perhaps some could be licensed for sharing? It would also be useful to include a selection for use in publicity directly related to SPL, for example some generic images of interior, exterior, readers, books, etc.

  3. spl5 Says:

    Thanks for the comments, ladies! Mary, excellent points – just beginning to populate it, so will put into practice your suggestions forthwith!

  4. MaryH Says:

    Thanks Peggy, glad to help : ) It’ll be a really useful resource.


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