Inky Fingers & LowDef Films present…@LeithLate!

Inky Fingers is incredibly proud to have been asked to present an evening of spoken word as part of LeithLate 2012.

LeithLate, Leith’s annual multi-arts event is BACK, returning to a variety of different venues up and down Leith Walk on the evening of Thursday 28th June, and now it’s even bigger, better and LATER than before!

Now extending to a three-hour event running between 6-9pm, and taking on an extra seven venues on top of last year, bringing the quota to a whopping sixteen, plus a new afterparty venue with another great line-up of some of the most exciting emerging talent, this year’s LeithLate is set to blow your socks off!

Inky will be presenting a curated evening of performance, film and cake. Much, much cake. Call in and see us at Word of Mouth Cafe, 3A Albert Street from 6 – 9pm. It’s going to be tasty.

Hosted by Rachel McCrum and Paul Maguire (LowDef Films), the Inky readers will be…

Joel Mason

Born in South Carolina, Joel toured South East Asia in the US Navy, studied acting at the University of SC, finish his BFA at the University of RI, moved around the US as an actor, dancer and theatrical fight choreographer, graduate studies in Interdisciplinary intercultural Theater at Towson University in Baltimore, came to Edinburgh in 2003 with Squonk Opera, and decided to stay…writing all the while.

Theresa Muñoz

Theresa was born in Vancouver, Canada and now lives in Edinburgh. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry Review, Canadian Literature, New Writing Scotland and many others. She is an ORSAS scholar at the University of Glasgow, writing a dissertation on the work of Tom Leonard. Her pamphlet Close was published by HappenStance press in 2012.

Mel Shewan

Mel was born and raised in Whitburn, a mining village on the coast midway between Sunderland and South Shields. After many years working as a teacher, he moved to Edinburgh and has been found performing at Blind Poetics (‘Introducing…’ slot) and Inky Fingers.

Katherine McMahon

Kath is an Edinburgh-based poet, who has performed on stages across the city, as well as further afield. Her love of words goes back even further than the time she won a Blue Peter badge for a poem (aged 9); her love of performance is born of a whole lot of theatre combined with years of impassioned political speeches. She helped to run successful theatre company Theatre Paradok for two years, and continues to work with them as a designer. She has a degree in Social Anthropology, and also likes baking elaborate desserts, swimming in unlikely places, and growing things.

Kate Adamson

Kate Adamson has recently returned to poetry after a decade spent writing nothing more creative than a physics PhD and a mountain of technical reports. Along with a range of more reputable poetic influences, she has a sneaky liking for McGonagall.

Ally Gillon

Ally Gillon is a Scottish poet and writer who lives in Barcelona. He first performed his poetry earlier this month after writing ‘poetry on demand’ for visitors at a festival in Spain. He is also writing a mystery novel. You can talk to him at

Rose Ritchie

Rose Ritchie first began to take more notice of poetry from the heart when she read Northern Lines and her poem was published in one of their monthly pamphlets. She was introduced to performance poetry at a University of Edinburgh class held by Jenny Lindsay. Her poetry circles around glamour, sleaze, heart and crazy everyday situations. She is also Assistant Director of Craigmillar Writers Group and is deeply involved with inter-community poetry event organisation.

For further information on LeithLate 2012, check out the beautifully crafted venue map.