Inky Fingers began in October 2010 as just a monthly open mic and a monthly writers’ group, dedicated to supporting writers and performers of all levels of experience. It quickly grew beyond anything we expected, and so we began to as more people to get involved in running events. Now Inky is run by a small but incredibly energetic crew of volunteers — and we’d like to invite you to join in.
The Inky crew is informal and collective — we make decisions together and divide up the work as evenly as we can. We meet every fortnight or so, and everyone takes on no more and no less responsibility than they can — we like supporting each other’s work, as well as the work of other writers and performers! If you join in, you’ll get experience in
- Managing and hosting live events and workshops
- Building connections with other events and scenes
- Developing literature collaborations with community organisations
- Making the money work for spoken word
- Designing and distributing print and online publicity
- Using social media for event promotion
- Writing and performing!
But also, and probably most importantly of all, you’ll get to be part of deciding what Inky Fingers gets up to for the next year. We’re putting the call out at this stage because we’ve got big ambitions to expand the work we do, and to be able to do that we need more committed, talented and enthusiastic people on board. So if that sounds like you, get in touch! Email firstname.lastname@example.org, telling us about yourself and what you’re interested in, and we’ll let you know when we’re next meeting and how to get stuck in.