“In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death.”

8 Jul

Forge of the Wordsmiths Garden Party

Saturday 24 July, 17:00 – 22:00

Sandeman House (Scottish Book Trust HQ)

Trunk’s Close, 55 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 6EY

£4 on the door.

Fancy a little al fresco action?

Scotland’s new writing social club hits Edinburgh with some frolics among the foliage.

‘Manifestation – Napier push the literary revolution envelope. Hard.
ShellSuit Massacre – found poetry social commentary guitar techno
Little Fire – smoking hot songwriting property
Simon Carmichael – jaw-dropping guitartistry
Emelle – live music from 3 naughty Scottish gypsy folk punk rock brothers
Kirsty Neary – with her visual depiction fiction Abstract/Concrete
Michael Pederson poetry-showetry with visual artist Ryan Clee.
Attune present Urban Legends – poetry-short story-theatre mashup performed live by fresh multimedia theatre company Attune
3 Minute Heroes – 180 hot seconds from Stephen O’Toole, Alison Summers, Stephen Brackenridge, Gavin Inglis, Alan Montgomery. Wordelicious.

Drop dead gorgeous Scottish literary cocktails from mixology specialists BFN Bars
Pop-up book shop

If you happen to be on a lil’ ol’ site called Facebook, you can invite your friends to the party here;


3 Responses to ““In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death.””


  1. The rise & rise of the literary night out « Our sweet old etcetera… - July 16, 2010

    […] poetry, prose, music and cartoons in the convivial atmosphere of the Forest cafe. Forge of the Wordsmiths – a new writing social club – launched last month in Glasgow. On Saturday 24 July, […]

  2. Scottish Summers (or, the charm of the woolly jumper). « Morning, and Other Stories. - July 21, 2010

    […] am, however, going to brave the rain for a garden party on Saturday – specifically, the ForgeoftheWordsmiths, a new Scottish writing collective/organiser (for whom I desperately want to write and perform) who […]

  3. Happenings 36 « Our sweet old etcetera… - July 23, 2010

    […] Afterwards, we’ll be mingling at Scotland’s newest writing social club, as the Forge of the Wordsmiths garden party hits the Scottish Book […]

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