CELEBRATE! (6-8 Dec)

celebrate

CELEBRATE!
a winter weekender of spoken word
6-8 December, Edinburgh and beyond
EVERYTHING FREE

In association with the community writers’ groups in our Communities Projects, we’re bringing you a weekender of performance poetry and spoken word, with world-class writers, amazing workshops, a little walking and a lot more. JOIN IN! Everything’s participatory and we want you.

Friday 5th December, 8 – 11pm, The Forest Cafe, Edinburgh
Inky Fingers Open Mic feat. Salena Godden

The Inky Fingers Open Mic is our flagship performance event, with the best of national and international spoken word alongside an all-embracing and super-welcoming open mic featuring YOU. This month our headline act is Salena Godden, one of the legends of UK spoken word. Salena hosts and produces The Book Club Boutique, features regularly on BBC’s ‘The Verb’ and ‘Bespoken Word’ and is a poet in residence on Radio 4’s ‘Saturday Live’. Email for an open mic slot.

Saturday 6th December, 11am – 3pm, Rosslin Glen
Walking Renga w/ Colin Will

Renga is a form of linked verse, composed in a group, with verses selected at each stage by a lead poet from those offered by the group. Verses build up to form a complete 12-verse poem, of which all who take part are the authors. Verses run through the seasons, and there will also be verses on the moon, love, trees and other subjects. We will set off on the walk, stopping at 12 points where the verses will be written. They will be read aloud, and the lead poet will then select the one which forms the best link in the chain. We repeat the process until all twelve verses have been written, after which the whole poem is read by members of the group. We won’t be walking the whole length of the path, probably around 3 km, then we’ll turn back and retrace our steps. Maximum 8 participants, so email to sign up.

Saturday 6th December, 2 – 5pm, Craigmillar Library
POETRY TAKEOVER

An afternoon of drop in workshops and activities bringing poetry right into your life. Poetry Prescriptions! Poetry Takeaway! And a special workshop of ‘Nothing But The Poem’ with award winning poet and Central Libraries Reader in Residence, Ryan Van Winkle (booking required).

Saturday 6th December, 8 – 11pm, Dalriada, Portobello
A POETRY BELLOW

Inky Fingers is teaming up with the Porty Poets for a night of spoken word in the gorgeous Pub By the Sea, the Dalriada. Feature performers include Salena Godden, Kevin Cadwallender and Jenny Lindsay, with sets from Inky Fingers members and the Porty Poets. And there are some Open Mic slots up for grabs!

Sunday 7th December, 1.30 – 4.30pm,  Portobello Library
POETRY TAKEOVER

An afternoon of drop in workshops and activities bringing poetry right into your life. Poetry Prescriptions! Poetry Takeaway! And a special workshop of ‘Nothing But The Poem’ with award winning poet and Central Libraries Reader in Residence, Ryan Van Winkle (booking required).

to participate in all open mics and workshops
email hello@inkyfingers.org.uk
places limited so early booking highly recommended

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