November 22, 2014 by Tracey S. Rosenberg
The next week is going to be eventful – as in, full of events. It’s Book Week Scotland, after all!
Monday 24 November: Last Monday at Rio
Rio Cafe (Glasgow), 8pm
I’ve never slammed in Glasgow before!
Thursday 27 November: Book Launch, The Naming of Cancer
Scottish Poetry Library (Edinburgh), 6pm for 630pm (will end by 730pm)
My second poetry pamphlet launches in style at the SPL. Free tickets are available from Eventbrite (or just come along on the night).
Sunday 30 November: Inky Fingers Literary Edinburgh Scavenger Hunt Performance Extravaganza
Forest Cafe (Edinburgh), 4pm-530pm
With a title that long, who needs a blurb? The scavenger hunt didn’t actually happen (boo) but we’ll still have an open mic (sign up on the day) and feature performances from Max Scratchmann and Katie Ailes.
Sunday 30 November: Shore Poets Quiet Slam
Henderson’s at St John’s (Edinburgh), 745pm-10pm
Shore Poets slams for the first time! But it’s a quiet slam, so there is likely to be less shoutiness than usual. It’s in conjunction with the fantastic anthology Be the First to Like This (anthology contributors will be some, though not all, of the slammers). One of the BTFTLT slammers dropped out so I am definitely competing.
Monday 1 December: Tricolour
National Library of Scotland (Edinburgh), 630pm-730pm
The monthly night showcasing three different poetry and spoken word talents. Three different voices, three different styles, three different takes on life. This month: Harry Giles, Jo Clifford, and me. (Totally a coincidence that we’re all Stewed Rhubarb poets, by the way.)
Hope to see you at some or all of these.