Open Mic with Robin Cairns

Inky Fingers Open Mic
Tuesday 22nd November, 8-11pm
Medina, Lothian St

The Inky Fingers Open Mic takes place on the fourth Tuesday of the month, from 8-11pm. It’s free to come and free for anyone to perform, regardless of style, experience, or identity. We want to hear from everybody, and we want to support everybody in performing for a friendly audience. 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.

As well as the open mic, each night features top performers from the UK and further afield: we bring you the best in poetry, storytelling, fiction, and everything else that involves putting beautiful words in a beautiful order! Our feature performer this month is the comic maestro Robin Cairns.  Robin travels to perform across Scotland on a regular basis, at poetry nights, slams, comedy clubs,  ceilidhs (lots of ceilidhs), after-dinner engagements, in  schools, in libraries, rock  festivals, arts festivals, and everything else. He’s never happier than when he has an audience laughing – as long as he knows he has something up his sleeve to squeeze a tear out of them soon.

Spaces to perform are limited, so please email to reserve a space.

Inky Fingers is an Edinburgh-based events series for writers and performers, running workshops, open mics, and special literary events. Find out more at, on Facebook, or on Twitter @InkyFingersEdin.