Monday, 13 July 2009

Loose Tongues at Edinburgh Fringe

Loose Tongues, will be reading at Underword, a Spoken Word festival, part of the Edinburgh Fringe on 11th August, 7.50pm-8.40pm at Fingers Piano Bar, Frederick St. No piano.

Loose Tongues started as a group of poets who all met on the Glasgow MPhil (now called MLitt) in Creative Writing back in 2004. We have often invited musicians and other poets to perform alongside us, and I'm very pleased to have got a terrific line-up of fellow poets to join forces with us this Fringe.
So far, the line up is Patricia Ace, (her pamphlet 'First Blood' is published by Happenstance,) Lynsey Calderwood,(her autobiographical novel 'Cracked' about brain damage aged 14 and having to learn to talk again), Elaine Feeney, (Winner of the Galway Cuirt Slam recently), Jane McKie (her first collection published by Cinnamon was winner of the Scottish First Poetry Book Award and she has a new collection out with Polygon shortly), and original LT member, Mandy Haggith (poetry collection 'Castings' published by Two Ravens Press,) and myself.
(Eunice Buchanan, former LT member, has since emigrated to Australia following her grand-children but who knows she may perform with us again one day.)

This is part of a 'free' Fringe - a reaction to the staggering prices venues charge and overpriced tickets, militating against new talent, either hiring a venue or being able to go to much. There will be a bucket handed round after the event for 'Donations' not totally free but up to people's inclination, purse, good will etc. For further info see

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