Open Mic Returns: The Third Door, Tue 25th Oct

The Inky Fingers Open Mic is back! We’re still the fourth Tuesday of the month, from 8-11pm, and we’re still free to come and free for anyone to perform, regardless of style, experience, or identity.

While the Forest campaigns to buy back 3 Bristo Place, we’ll be performing at The Third Door (formerly Medina) on Lothian St. See you there!

We want to hear from everybody. We want your poems, your rants, your ballads, your short stories, your diaries, your experimental texts, your heart, your mind, your body. We want the essay on your summer holidays you wrote when you were four, your adolescent haiku, and extracts from your eventually-to-be-completed epic fantasy quadrilogy. We want to hear your best new work as well. And we want people to care about the way words are performed.

Our feature performer this month is Paula Varjack — an artist on the move, bringing her own unique infusion of spoken word, videography, and music to stages infamous and abandoned across the globe.

Open Mic slots are five minutes long; e-mail to sign up and be sure of a slot, and check our website at for more details.