Inky Fingers Open Mic
26 April, 8pm
“To the altar! To the block!”
featuring COLIN DONATI and ELIZA LANGLAND
and YOU, on our famous open stage
On the occasion of what may be either the most momentous ceremony of modern times or a distracting hangover from an outdated despotical
tradition best left ignored, Inky Fingers is bringing you a
loosely-themed open mic: to the altar, or to the block? We’re inviting
some of the city’s top poets to contribute their words on the dread
wedding, and you can join in to (or ignore the theme entirely at your
The Inky Fingers Open Mic takes place in the main room of the Forest
Café every fourth Tuesday of the month, from 8-11pm. It’s free to come and free for anyone to perform, regardless of style, experience, or identity. It is big and celebratory and welcoming and fun. 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.
Our feature performers this month are Colin Donati, a writer and
musician whose work ranges from the beautifully traditional to the
startlingly contemporary, and Eliza Langland, whose comically profound words will shake your lungs and tickle your brain all at the same time
Open Mic slots are five minutes long; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and be sure of a slot!
Find Inky Fingers online at http://inkyfingersedinburgh.wordpress.com,
on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=101994993200164,
and on Twitter @InkyFingersEdin.