Monday, 2 February 2015

The anti-hermit

I've spent a good few months whittling at my novels lately, in dark and lonely rooms. But here comes poetry to the rescue, pulling me out of the pits and into the public during February and March.

I'll be giving a few readings, so come join us for gin and verse...and more gin.

Until Only The Mountain Remains: Part 2
February 6th, Talbot Rice Gallery (Edinburgh) from 7pm (I think)
Following the success of a series of academic discussions, Part 2 consists of readings of creative works inspired by the art work of Christopher Orr. I'll be reading a short story about taxidermy. Other readers include Jane S. F. Angel, Beth Cochrane, J. C. Robertson, Daniel Shand, Joan Lennon, Petra Reid, Alexandra Gushurst-Moore, Nancy Somerville, Brian Bourner, Marianne MacRae, Carol Farrelly, Jane McKie, Simon Marshall, LesleyMay Miller, Aileen Robinson, Allyson Stack, Marjorie Lotfi Gill, Dilys Rose, Esteban Moreaux and David Simpson.

Caboodle Launch
February 19th, Fat Cat (Sheffield) from 7pm
A six-poet, six-pamphlet collection called Caboodle (from Prole Books) takes its first steps into the world. Come listen to some poems, featuring Karina Vidler, Angela Croft, Kate Garrett and me. There's also (all going well) going to be a Caboodle-themed gin for folks to try.

Blind Poetics
March 9th, Blind Poet (Edinburgh) from 8pm (I think)
A regular round-up of poetry in Edinburgh. Join us at The Blind Poet to hear poetry spewing from various mouths. Open mic to follow 'headliners', hosted by Alec Beattie and/or Roddie Shippin.

Rally & Broad at the Dunbar Science Festival
March 13th, Dunmuir Hotel (Dunbar) from 8:30pm
The talent duo, Rachel McCrum and Jenny Lindsay, bring their ratpack of artists along, including singer - songwriter Kirsty Law; science writer and performer Emily Dodd, and the surreal musical
stylings of Zara Gladman (Dr) & the Wee Terrors. I shall be reading a bit of sci-fi poetry with these good people!

Russell Jones