INKY FINGERS OPEN MIC
featuring CATHERINE BROGAN and MORAG EDWARD
Tuesday 24th May, 8 – 11pm : FREE
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 Irish performance poet Catherine Brogan, whose searing political verses have wowed audiences across Europe, and Edinburgh storyteller Morag Edward, who has been seen at performances from the Victoria & Albert Museum to the Edinburgh International Book Festival. We’re especially excited to be part of Catherine Brogan’s Poetry Hitchhike: she’ll be hitchhiking and performing across the UK all month, accompanied by a film crew who’ll be pod- and video-casting her exploits online, along with interviews with and performances from the writers she meets along the way.
Open Mic slots are five minutes long; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and be sure of a slot!
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