Inky Fingers at Hidden Door is almost here!

Hidden Door posterYes, the time has almost come for us to head on down to Leith Theatre for the fabulous Hidden Door Festival.

We have an amazing line-up for you with three feature performers, one a regular Inky performer, and if that wasn’t enough, three of our audience members will be in with a chance to perform themselves on the Hidden Door stage as we draw names from a hat live on the night for an Open Mic, in true Inky style. Come join us on Tuesday 30 May, 6.30pm!

Inky Fingers at Hidden Door 


Tania Hershman

Tania Hershman

Tania Hershman’s third short story collection, Some Of Us Glow More Than Others, will be pubilshed by Unthank Books in May 2017, and her debut poetry collection, Terms & Conditions, by Nine Arches Press in July 2017. Tania is also the author of a poetry chapbook, and two short story collections, and co-author of Writing Short Stories: A Writers’ & Artists’ Companion (Bloomsbury, 2014). Tania is curator of ShortStops (, celebrating short story activity across the UK & Ireland.

Find Tania on Twitter @taniahershman and read more about her work on

Miles Chambers

Miles Chambers

Performing in Edinburgh for the first time, Miles Chambers almost stole the show at new Bristol mayor Marvin Rees’ official swearing-in ceremony with a dramatic rendition of a poem written especially for the occasion, ‘Bristol, Bristol’. On the spot, Miles was named Bristol’s first city poet laureate.

Find Miles on Twitter @milescool

David Cunningham

Davie Cunningham

(in his own words)

“Davie Cunningham is but a hummle missionar fir the funky auld  Scots Leid  –  in spite o monie capernatious predictins  it’ll jist no gang awa !  The Scots scene  is  bizzin awa  wi  grand screivin the nou … weel worth dookin yer neb intae !  Thir’s a fair debate gauin on aboot the provenance o Scots regional dialecks versus the creatin o a Standard (at last ,ye  micht say.) But  the main hing is … get oot there an dae it !!  Lang live aw the wee languages!”