Sunday 16th May 2010 – Press Release – Events Listings and Arts Writers

Forge of the Wordsmiths – New Writing Showcase Launches In Glasgow

Forge of the Wordsmiths Launch Party
Sunday 20th June – 8pm-2am
The Flying Duck, Renfield Street, Glasgow

New events to showcase Scottish writing of all kinds are launching in Glasgow this summer. Forge of the Wordsmiths are an exciting new series of events that will showcase Scottish writing talent in original, entertaining and exciting format.

The launch party features an array of home-grown talent and feast of entertainment and culture, with a line-up that includes a Songwriter’s busking stage, a Spoken Word and Rap showcase, 3 Minute Heroes, a rapid-fire slam-style writing showcase, a pop-up book shop, live visuals and some fantastic live music performers.
The Flying Duck provides the perfect, quirky backdrop for the exciting mishmash of styles, voices and artforms taking place at this genre-defying club night. The space is perfect for socialising, enjoying great performance and moving your feet to the beat.
Surprises are promised at every turn, with a hidden pop-up book shop and some very unusual drinks.

Each event is going to be very different, the next confirmed Forge of the Wordsmiths event takes place in Edinburgh and it’s a garden party with a twist.


Kevin Williamson, writer, poet and founder of legendary Scottish publisher Rebel Inc. will be performing live poetry collaborations with Glasgow visual artist Mediaheroic and filmmaker Sasha Kahir.
Scottish spoken word denizens Butter Scotch, Loki, Stace McMullen and Konchis will be performing exclusive sets.
Steev of Glasgow post-electro heroes Errors is playing an exclusive DJ set.
Full performer details available @

“The launch party is going to be loads of fun, with quirky touches including a busking contest for songwriters and cocktails named after Scotland’s writing legends.”
“Forge of the Wordsmiths is about bringing writers to audiences in an exciting and sociable way.”
“Writing is not an elite activity and experiencing writing live shouldn’t involve sitting still in a hushed room.”
“This launch party is going to blow the dusty books off the shelves of Scottish writing.”

Claire Stewart, Curator, Forge of the Wordsmiths

For more line-up details, press pack, photos or a press pass to the Forge of the Wordsmiths Launch Party,
contact Claire on 07794987058
or email


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