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Book Launch – Habitus by Alan Gay

18th February 2017

Habitus, A New Book of Poetry by Alan Gay

Tyne and Esk Writers are launching Alan Gay’s new book of poetry, Habitus, on
Wednesday 22nd February in Dalkeith Arts Centre. The cartoons in the book
are by Stephen Barnaby, well-known for his ‘Fifty Word Epics’. This
publishing event is part of the Charity’s support for creative writing in
Midlothian and East Lothian, and the launch starts with wine and nibbles
from 6pm.

 

The author shares how humans behave in different contexts, bizarre
situations captured in deft images, like the front poem ‘A Flea’s Leap’. A
mixture of prose poems and ballads, the lives presented range from a gold
panner to a schoolgirl in wartime. The collection shows how one human being
affects another, and does so with great skill.

 

Copies of the Tyne and Esk anthology, From the Lighthouse, will also be on
sale, with readings by well known local writers like Rebecca McKinney and
Rita Bradd.




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Inky Fingers Open Mic Night

4th February 2017

 

INKYLucy Ribchester FINGERS IS BACK FOR OUR FIRST 2017 JAUNT

AT MONKEY BARREL COMEDY ON BLAIR STREET

FROM 8PM ON TUESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY

WITH LUCY RIBCHESTER

Inky Fingers is heading to pastures new once again in 2017 with this month’s open mic taking place at Monkey Barrel Comedy. Starting at 8pm join Inky for a feast of spoken word with award-winning author Lucy Ribchester.
Lucy Ribchester lives in Edinburgh. She writes novels, short fiction and articles about dance. Her short stories have been shortlisted for the Costa Short Story Award and the Manchester International Fiction Prize, and her first novel The Hourglass Factory was longlisted for the Goldsboro Historical Writers Association Debut Crown. Find links to some of her online stories and journalism at lucyribchester.com.

We also want YOU! We want your stories, poems, rants, lists, epic fantasy trilogies set in space, you name it. We’ve had a few sign ups so far so hurry to secure a five minute open mic space. Email us at inkyfingersedinburgh@gmail.com.
Join us for a night of poetry, stories, and fun! And a raffle!




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