Open Mic with Kristiana Colón (Mar 26)


8 – 11pm, Tuesday 26th March
The Forest Café, 141 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

The Inky Fingers Open Mic takes place every 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. 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.

This month we’re bringing you a feature from Kristiana Colón, the multi-talented Chicago-based poet, playwright, actor, hip-hop artist, and educator. She’s been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, her play but i cd only whisper was a Time Out 4* production for its world premiere in London, and she’s wowed audiences worldwide on stages alongside De La Soul, Ozomatli, and poetry slam maestro Marc Smith. She’s launching her new collection promised instruments, and we are very lucky indeed to welcome her to Edinburgh.

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.