Inky Fingers MiniFest 2012
6 - 11th August 2012
Edinburgh-based literary organisers Inky Fingers are returning for their second year as they add yet another exciting Literary festival to the August Calendar with their free minifest.
Featuring local performers, international slam winners, and a huge variety of events from scanvenger hunts to relaxed readings, the Minifest is championing the growth of an August literary fringe.
Inky Fingers is a collective of volunteers organising writing and performance events in Edinburgh. Established in October 2010, its open mics, writers groups and special cabarets have gained huge popularity as regular features on the Edinburgh scene.
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Scavenger Hunt Launched! 6th August, Various Locations
A big week-long public game that you can take part in- see website for details.
Science and Poetry 6th August 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm Pulp Fiction
Showcase of poetic explorations into ideas of science and more, feat. local artists and robot.
Rejection! w/the Inky Crew 7th August 1 – 3 pm 141 Lauriston Place
Workshop that’s part group comedy and part group therapy, with pros and ams sharing their rejected works.
Ash Dickinson 7th August 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm Pulp Fiction
One-off show from multi slam champ and all-round brilliant performance poet.
Jubliate Agno w/ James McKay 8th August 2.30 pm – 5 pm Pulp Fiction
Durational performance of Christopher Smart’s 18th century psychedelic wonder.
Inky Open Mic 8th August 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm Pulp Fiction
A chance for you to take the stage! With special guest Vic Gee, poet and comic.
Festival Club 8th and 9th August 10 pm – 12 am Summerhall
Late night showcase of the best in UK Spoken world talent ft. Colin Mc Guire, Lynsey Calderwood, Sean Burn, Nick Field, Telfer&Treeby, and plenty more...
Personal Poetics w/ Nick Field 9th August 1 – 3pm 141 Lauriston Place
A workshop in how to make your personal stories in to great art, with one of the UK’s top spoken word artists.
Octavius Launch 9th August, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm Pulp Fiction
Launch of a brand new literary magazine, with writers from the debut issue.
Death Doulas w/ Rebecca Green 10th August 1 – 3pm 141 Lauriston Place
A calming workshop using relaxation and storytelling to change our relationship with death.
Ross Sutherland: Emergency Window 10th August, 6,30 pm – 8.30 pm Pulp Fiction
Book launch from a poet and gamer with a techno-hacked sci-fi approach to verse.
Are We Asking For It? w/ Mary Paterson 11th August 2.30 – 4.30 pm Surprise Location
Guerilla street performance where the audience are the artist looking at communities of protest.
Scavenger Hunt Judging and Prize-Giving 11th August 6.30 – 8.30 pm Pulp Fiction
Present your final finds and win prizes!
Wunderkabinett Closing Party 11th August 8pm – 10.30 pm Pulp Fiction
The cabinet finds the beautiful and obscure and presents them to you. Song, spokenword, and performance art in a variety extravaganza to say goodbye.