WordLab: Poetry Generator with Pete the Temp (Apr 9)


Wordlab: The Poetry Generator with Pete The Temp!
Tuesday 9 April, 5 – 7pm
Meet Rachel McCrum (Inky) at the Forest Cafe, 141 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
£5/£4 conc (students, unemployed).
Book in advance by emailing inkyfingersedinburgh@gmail.com, or turn up on the night.

WORDLAB is Inky Fingers’ occasional series of professional workshops with visiting writers and performers. We try to bring you top quality sessions with excellent and experienced facilitators, and to keep prices low and participation high. All workshops are welcoming and supportive of writers of any level of experience — you don’t even need to have written or performed something ever before!

Pete The Temp (aka Peter Bearder) will be workshopping ‘The Poetry Generator’, with fun and interactive games for generating poetry, writing outside of your comfort zone and experimenting with new ways of writing. No experience is necessary – just bring a pen and paper!

Mr The Temp (BA, MA, PhD, PDF) is a poet, a lover and a damn fine administrator. His performance act combines  high octane spoken word with musical comedy and audience participation. Since  2008, Pete has shared a stage with Bill Bailey and Stewart Lee. His work has been featured on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service and in 2012 he was invited by the British Council to do a series of workshops and performances in Latvia. He has performed at over 20 summer festivals making him about as common a feature in a festival field as a porter loo. He’s also gone to the Edinburgh and Brighton fringe festivals, The Oxford Literary Festival and the Bristol Poetry Festival. 

 Beyond performing Pete does slam poetry workshops in schools and youth centres. He  is also involved with Cyc du Soliel (a cycle and solar  powered sound system), producing green themed performance poetry workshops and stages at festivals.  Pete is now the UK host for Indiefeed Performace Poetry, one of the richest online archives of performance poetry in the world.