Summer of Words

We’ve just updated our events diary with as bunch of amazing stuff happening in May, June and July. We’re going to keep bringing you our core monthly events — the open mics and readeasies — but we’re collaborating with other wordly organisations to bring you extra exciting stuff all over Edinburgh, and further afield!

On May 16th we’re celebrating National Flash Fiction Day with Underword at the Bongo Club. There’ll be a fantastic performance event in the evening (Underword’s accepting submissions for this via their website), and also a day-long workshop in how to write flash fiction — with a brand new zine being made as the result!

Then on June 3rd we’re heading out to Prestonpans for a poetry event in the 3 Harbours Arts Festival, as part of our ongoing work with community writers’ groups. Speaking of which, the ongoing Rainbow Skull Writing Competition, which we’re organising with Craigmillar Writers’ Group, has its deadline on June 30th and an award ceremony on July 11th at The Space Theatre.

Lastly, we’ve got a big new idea for an Inky fundraiser: on June 20th we’re going to be hosting a DEAD POET SLAM at the City Café– an open poetry slam competition where you get to come as your favourite dead poet. Costumes and props encouraged, the more outlandish the poet the better. It’s going to be huge.

More details of all of these events, including word of how to sign up, will be coming soon to your inboxes and social networks very soon. But we’re so brimming with enthusiasm, we wanted to give you first word of all these events! We’ll be seeing you soon.