Writers’ Bloc: New Enterprise

The spoken word performance group, Writers’ Bloc, of which I am a part time member, is attempting to expand the spoken word scene in Edinburgh by devoting an evening to an opportunity for new performers to present their work in front of an audience.

See the press release below.

WRITERS’ BLOC presents The Wee Red Gig

WHAT: Live readings of original fiction

WHO: Writers’ Bloc spoken-word performance group and special guests

WHERE: The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh Art College, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF

WHEN: 8.00 p.m., Wednesday 24 November 2010

HOW MUCH: £3/£2 concession

URLs: http://www.writers-bloc.org.uk/ and http://www.myspace.com/blocspace
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Hot on the heels of its Halloween show, No Country for Dead Men, Writers’ Bloc is pleased to announce another evening to warm your November cockles: The Wee Red Gig, in the intimate surroundings of the Wee Red Bar (see what we did there?)

Bloc regulars will make an appearance, but the emphasis will be on giving non-Bloc performers a platform for prose spoken word. The Edinburgh performance poetry scene is thriving like never before, but here at the Bloc Politburo we’ve noticed that there isn’t so much available for the writer of micro-fiction with a yearning to perform his or her work.

The emphasis will be on invited guests, but there may be some slots for others. Please note, however, that if you do want to perform, this isn’t open mic – you need to submit first, before the deadline of 12 noon, Sunday 14th November. Please email us at theweeredgig@gmx.co.uk, with a prose piece of not more than 800 words pasted into the email. Please also tell us a bit about yourself – publications, previous experience of reading in public, financial covenant for bribes (kidding.)

There are no prizes on the night, but we will buy every performer a drink, and we can promise our usual friendly Bloc audience will be on hand.

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