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Ten Years: Better Read Than Dead

The latest Writers’ Bloc show is a celebration.

As the show’s (and this post’s) title suggests, Writers’ Bloc has been up and performing for ten years and this Thursday’s show marks the occasion.

Day:- Thursday 27th October 2011
Time:- from 8pm
Venue:- Canon’s Gait, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ
Admission:- £4.00, £2.00 concessions

The blurb below is taken direct from the Writers’ Bloc site.

10 years of soviet lunacy


To mark 10 years of Writers’ Bloc spoken word performances you are invited to the launch of our new 10 year plan:

Better Read Than Dead

Favourite stories from the past 10 years, plus new initiatives forged in the heat and sweat of the bars of Edinburgh. Presented by comrades old and new.

Highlights include:

Will our production targets continue to be gloriously exceeded?

Will our drinking consumption continue to be gloriously excessive?

Will the return of comrade Stefan – hot from the barricades of Aix-en-Provence – be prevented by the running dogs of revisionism?

What is revisionism?

Will the regressive ideologies of Halloween – Satanic worship, drugs and orgies – distract our pure-hearted footsoldiers of literary endeavour?

Not so much a 10 year plan as a way of life

Long live the revolution!

Writers appearing at Better Read Than Dead will include: Kirsti Wishart, Andrew C. Ferguson, Jane McKie, Andrew J. Wilson and Gavin Inglis, new members Helen Jackson, Stuart Wallace, Bram E Gieben, Mark Harding.

Plus a special appearance of comrade Stefan Pearson.


No. Not me.

It’s the title of Writers’ Bloc‘s latest reading adventure, taking place this Sunday, 13th Feb, in “honour” of Valentine’s Day.

See blurb below or check out the website via the link above.

Our next show will be “Love Sick”, a bracing antidote to Valentine’s Day. Writers’ Bloc’s Andrew C Ferguson, Andrew J Wilson and Morag Edward will be the guests of the talented Napier University Creative Writing folk, who will include Jennifer Bryce, Ever Dundas, Sian Bevan, Matthew Nadelhaft, Sean Martin, Ariadne Cass-Maran and Barbara Melville.

Hello, my pretties. Do you think Valentine’s Day is squishy (in a bad way)? Forget the evening of shoplifting you had planned. Instead, come join us on Sunday 13th February for a FREE night of anti-Valentine stories, including guest performances from spoken word group Writers’ Bloc. We kick off at 8pm, and promise tales of historical romance, sexual perversions, and… well, more sexual perversions. After that, you can stay around for a drink and some other ’stuff’. Don’t forget the safe word, darling.

“Love Sick” will be held in the Speakeasy at Cabaret Voltaire, 36-38 Blair Street, on Sunday 13th February from 8pm to 11:00 pm. And it’s free!

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