Open Mic (June 17)

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June 17, 8pm
Forest Café, Lauriston Place

Usually every first Tuesday of the month, the Inky Fingers Open Mic in June has been moved to Tuesday 17 June taking place 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’s feature is Scottish poet and performer, Jenny Lindsay. Starting out as a singer-songwriter in Glasgow, Jenny has become instrumental in creating a thriving spoken word scene in Edinburgh and beyond. She regularly delivers spoken word workshops and has worked with many organisations across Scotland including Inky Fingers, Porty Poets, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre and NAWE. As one half of cabaret night Rally & Broad with fellow poet Rachel McCrum, Jenny dedicates as much time and energy to promoting the scene as she does to her own writing and performances. She has been variously described as “a distinctive voice, full of fire and passion,” (Scottish Review of Books) and as writing “poems of confidence and substance,” (Poetry Scotland).

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.