Liz Niven

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Recent poems in Poetry Scotland, Markings memorial for Adrian Mitchell, Scottish PEN, Nae Bad Ava, (pub. Aberdeen Reading Bus), Scottish Society of Watercolourists.

Addressing the Bard SPL/LTS: Support Notes for Education

In the Event of Fire 2009 Edited by Liz Niven & Alan Bissett for ASLS

Chuckies for the Cairn Luath Press Ltd

Bucket of Frogs  A 2008 collection of new poetry & prose from Scottish-based writers.   Edited by Liz Niven and Brian Whittingham and published by Glasgow University’s Association of Literary Studies. NWS is the principal forum for poetry and short fiction in Scotland today.

From Darkness to Light: Museum of Lead Mining, Wanlockhead

Migraasje: Migration o wirds - Versions in Scots & Shetlandic from Frisian (Stanza/Happenstance 2008) ed. Eleanor Livingstone

Plays for Scottish Schools  pub. ASLS co-ed with Roy McGregor. Six plays for Scottish Secondary schools edited by Liz Niven and Roy McGregor.

Ten Seasons (contrib.) pub. Scottish Poetry Library and Luath Press.

1oo Famous Football Poems (contrib.) pub.Luath Press Ltd. edited by Alistair Findlay

100 Famous Love Poems (contrib.) pub. Luath Press Ltd. Edited by Stewart Conn

Fit Like Yer Majesty?(contrib.) Pub.Reading Bus Press

Recently completed Projects/events


Monday 13th December: Reading from 'The Shard Box'

in CCA, Sauchiehall St., Glasgow 6.30-8.30pm.

Also with Kei Miller

reading from 'A Light Song of Light'.

Musselburgh Writers' Lit.Fest

China: Beijing and Suzhou International Literary Festivals inc. launch of 'The Shard Box' (UK pub. Sept. 2010) See link to China Daily at

Alva Academy, Stirlingshire

D&G Scenic Projects/Dark Sky collaborations with artists Hugh Bryden & Kate Anderson.

East Renfrewshire Libraries

Scottish Book Trust Mentoring Project

National Galleries Edinburgh

Readings for PEN Refuge Week, Women's Library, Mitchell, Glasgow 17th June

Angus Council Secondaries. September & November.

Launch of The Shard Box, September 17th, Midsteeple Dumfries 7pm


September 23rd, Scottish Poetry Library 6.30pm with Kei Miller.

Scottish Poetry Library CPD series for National Poetry Day 2010

Wigtown Book Festival 24th -3rd Oct. PEN event 25th . Shard Box Reading 26th.School event 24th.

Borders Festival 30th October

Literary Death Match,Opium Magazine, NYork: 7pm on 10th August in The Banshee Labyrinth, 29 - 35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Writers: Jan. 24th

SNP Event, Kirkcudbright 4th Feb.

Transitions Project, Newton Stewart: 24th Feb.

Int. Women's Day.Wigtown 8th March 7pm

Poetry Pathways Angus Council: 15th/16th March

Ibrox writers: 19th March

PEN event King's Arms Castle Douglas 7.30pm

Poetry Pathways Angus Council:22/.23rd March

Nat.Galleries Comp. 26th March

Poetry Pathways Angus Council: 29/30th March

Finland reading tour 3rd- 11th May.Helsinki 5th, Finnish-British Society: Tampere 6th, Kuopio 9th

National Galleries: 16-19 th May

Dumfries Museum 24th May 7pm

SQA 3/4/5th June

SQA 10/11/12th June

Barra Project collab. with artist Fiona Lee 18-25th June

1st/2nd July Newcastleton Festival

Scottish Poetry Library 31st Aug/1st Sept.

SPL 7/8th Sept.

Storytelling Centre,Edinburgh

10th Sept.

SPL 14/15th Sept.

Angus Council Sept

Wigtown Book Town Festival

23rd Sept.&1st Oct.

ASLS Schools' Conference Glasgow  1st Oct.

Poetry @The Ivory, Glasgow 9th Nov.

SPoetryLibrary,Dean Gallery 16th Nov.

Angus Council Nov.

Lossiemouth 21/22 Nov.





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