The Bookshop is thrilled to be home to Inky Fingers’s monthly spoken word night! Inky Fingers, run by Ross & Freddie, deliver a series of events in Edinburgh for people who love words. Inky Fingers believe in throwing words wide open: they want everyone to be able to create with language and share their work.
The bookshop shares Inky’s commitment to supporting and encouraging writers and spoken word performers, creative experimentation, building communities of writers working together to create, and put on fantastic events that celebrate language.
You are about to begin reading the event description for Inky Fingers featuring Ash Dickinson. Relax. Concentrate. Dispel every other thought. Let the world around you fade. Best to close the door; the TV is always on in the next room. Tell the others right away, “No, I don’t want to watch TV!” Raise your voice–they won’t hear you otherwise–“I’m planning on going to Inky Fingers on December 5th. I don’t want to be disturbed!” Maybe they haven’t heard you, with all that racket; speak louder, yell: “I am also interested in performing on the open mic. You should as well. It’s a great night and free to attend.” Or if you prefer, don’t say anything; just email Inky Fingers at email@example.com and ask for a 5 minute spot directly, your friends are probably already planning to do the same.
5th December. 7.45pm for an 8pm start.
We started exactly at 8pm last time and it was packed out so get down early for a seat!
It’s BYOB. Ross will be providing plastic cups. Remind him to bring his bottle opener.
Our feature in December is the super cool Ash Dickinson.
Ash Dickinson is a multiple slam champion (including Edinburgh, Cheltenham and BBC Radio). He has performed in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Jordan, Germany and the Czech Republic. He has headlined many shows and festivals throughout the UK, been widely published in newspapers, magazines and anthologies and is in great demand to run poetry workshops. His first collection, ‘Slinky Espadrilles’ was the first title published by Burning Eye Books. His follow-up, ‘Strange Keys’, was released by the same publisher in April 2016.