Past Events

Forge of the Wordsmiths + Fractured West – Issue 2 Launch Party

Forge of the Wordsmiths hosted the launch party for Fractured West Magazine – Issue 2 – Teething Beasts, a scorching little number of a magazine with flash fiction so flash, the imprint is on your retinas for days. 

Sunday 27th February @ The Flying Duck Club, 142 Renfield St, Glasgow.

Featured flash fiction from Fractured West Issue 2 – Teething Beasts

Ewan Morrison showed a short film and read a bit of bogus market research on the retail behaviours of Generation Y.

Prodigious M.C Loki r3evealed a serious side and proclaimed his rhyming gospel like the Glaswegian lovechild of T.S. Eliot and Gil Scott-Heron on crack.

Plus chilled out electro techno from Dr Snook

Forge of the Wordsmiths- 29th August 2010

The new writing social club returned to Glasgow’s Flying Duck.
Featuring wordy entertainment, musical excellence, lush cocktails, comfy seats and Sunday-friendly hours. 

Exclusive collaborations and performances from Scotland’s new writing talent.

Shellsuit Massacre – moody techno meets poetry
Emelle – Gutsy gypsy folk punk rock from Edinburgh via Aberdeen
Kirsty Neary performing with musician Beaches of the Proud
3 Minute Heroes – flash fiction, presto poetry, writing in digestable chunks.
Visuals by Mediaheroic

And more TBA

Four bucks on the door.

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

Scotland’s new writing social club hits Edinburgh with some frolics among the foliage, (weather permitting)

The line-up featured;

The Manifestation – new movements in literature by students from Napier University’s vibrant new Creative Writing Course.

Shellsuit Massacre – Edinburgh’s own techno-poetry provocateurs set up their own police line and ‘serenaded’ hoodies.

Songsmith Little Fire performed his own tunes.

Attune Multimedia Theatre Company performed an extract from their new work Urban Legends which involved a small bar brawl. Nice!

Guitar-wielding tunesmith Simon Carmichael worked some magic, turning the guitar into a one-man band.

Kirsty Neary performed an extract from new workAbstract/Concrete, a reading with music and Kirsty’s own black and white photographs.

Poet Michael Pederson performed solo poetry, some inspired by his recent time in Cambodia.

3 Minute Heroes – flash fiction and turbo-poetry from Alison Summers, Stephen O’Toole, Stephen Brackenridge, Alan Montgomery and Gavin Inglis.

Emelle – Three piece band from Aberdeen via Edinburgh  played a blinding acoustic set with a guest fiddle player.

Plus Scottish writer-inspired cocktails by BFN Bars and the Forge of the Wordsmiths raggle taggle pop up bookshop.

Forge of the Wordsmiths Launch Party

Sunday 20th June

The Flying Duck, Renfield St, Glasgow


New writing club night to flaunt the new, audacious talents of Scottish song, prose, poetry and spoken word.

The launch party line-up included;

3 Minute Heroes quick fire showcase – starring Michael Pedersen, Andrea McNicoll, Alison Summers, Stuart Wilson, Kirsty Logan, Alan Montgomery, Katy McAulay and Tracey S. Rosenberg.

You can view video footage of the 3 Minute Heroes on our Vimeo channel.

Songwriting Stage starring Simon Carmichael, The Lonely Oatcake and Alistair Campbell.

Pop-up bookshop – selling publications by our performers and the hot off the press Anon 7 poetry magazine.

Rap from Stace McMullen

Poetry and visuals collaboration by Kevin Williamson and Mediaheroic,

And a late night DJ set by Steev Errors.


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