Who We Are

Inky Fingers is organised by a small collective of volunteers.

13217356_10154146609512403_4083332003770837833_oRoss McCleary 
is a writer and performer in pursuit of the weirdest combination of words and phrases. He has recently had a wee book published by Maudlin House which was shortlisted for a Saboteur Award. As well as Inky Fingers, he is also an editor for podcast journal Lies, Dreaming. He believes in repetition, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Edinburgh Watch.


12419075_10153951813926349_129075422767506314_oFrederick “Freddie” Alexander is a writer and events organiser based in Edinburgh. Since 2013 he has been an organiser and host of the Inky Fingers Open Mic night, and has been an organiser of the University of Edinburgh Soapbox Open Mic. In 2014 he coordinated and hosted the second National UK University Poetry Slam. Having graduated in 2016 from the University of Edinburgh, he has begun working as a freelance writer for Broadway Baby, Flint and Pitch, and various independent blogs. Freddie has further interests in artistic entrepreneurship, and has hosted panel discussions and workshops with Entrepreneurial Scotland and the Student Christian Movement UK.


EIBF 2015 portraitEleanor Pender is a writer and events organiser, recently moved to Bristol. She has been an organiser and host for the Inky Fingers Open Mic night since October 2013. She has written regularly for London literary magazine, Litro and had short stories published in both the UK and Canada. Eleanor is a big fan of young adult fiction and has chaired events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival with Patrick Ness, Ceceila Ahern, Teri Terry, Lisa Heathfield and Katherine Howe. She believes in the power of books, storytelling and a good cup of tea.

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