Me! August! Poetry! Gigs!


Turns out that organising a spoken word minifestival is a terrible way to keep writing (hence the lack of PaW and CLE). It is, however, a great way to meet lots of people and get lots of gigs! So here’s the line-up of gigs for August.

(I’m very unlikely to be blogging much this August, so this will be an updated front page holder.)

Monday 1st August: Blind Poetics (8 – 11.30pm)

Free night of spoken word / performance at The Blind Poet in Edinburgh, on the second Monday of every month. Join your host Texture (Chemical Poets) for a night of poetry, short stories and performance from the cream of Edinburgh’s spoken word scene and beyond. 30 mins open mic – slots limited – email to reserve a space.

6th August: Catherine Brogan’s Poetry Hitch (2.50 – 4.00pm)

Hit the road as Catherine takes you on a hitchikers guide to poetry, squatting, internet dating and N.Ireland with a few special guests hitching a ride along the way! She’ll be featuring poets from different towns that she’s meet along the way and get in touch if you’d like to squat her stage.

8th – 13th August: Inky Fingers Minifest

A six-day 30-event celebration of everything amazing to do with words and performance. It’s a bit special. I organised it! Well, I suggested it and then a whole team helped make it happen. I’ll be around a lot, but MCing the open mics and performing my own words on the 9th, 11th and 13th around 9pm.

9th August: The Howling Trinity (1.40pm)

In de zomer van 2011 gaat Daan Doesborgh op tournee door Europa. Samen met Sergio Garau vormt hij The Howling Trinity, een po√ęziedriemanschap met een wisselende bezetting.Op een reis die hen van Berlijn, via Groningen, Amsterdam en Venlo uiteindelijk naar het Schotse Fringe festival voert gaan zij samenwerkingen aan met internationaal gerenommeerde dichters als Ana Reis, Paula Varjack, Young Dawkins, Sebastian 23, Harry Giles en Ellen Deckwitz.

Tuesday 16th August: BBC Poetry Slam (7pm)

The BBC rolled into town and decided to have a slam! More info coming soon. I hope.

Sunday 21st: Conscious Collective @ Henry’s Cellar Bar (7.30pm – 1am)

Conscious Collective bringing you the another evening of diversity of arts culture from in and around the city of Edinburgh. This event we have Spoken word Poetry, Rap Battles, Roots music, Ska, Rock, funk and Hip Hop fusion

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