Federation of Writers (Scotland) Edinburgh Events

Every fourth Monday of the month Rose Fraser Ritchie is delighted to hold open mic events in Edinburgh on behalf of the Federation of Writers (Scotland). Poets, performers, readers, storytellers, musicians, singers and dancers are invited to sign up for the 5 minute slot open mic night from all over Scotland. Preference to early slots are given to people travelling from outside of Edinburgh and we look forward to seeing a great audience there too. Depending on the demand there may be an opportunity to rotate and slot more performances in later on in the evening. There will also be special “theme” events as well as book launches and featured artists. So watch out for exciting future news about this –

Most delighted to announce that author, Jennifer Robertson is our special feature at the “March at the Merlin” event. Jennifer Robertson is the author of “Wojtek – War Hero Bear” and she will be there to tell us more about this incredible true story.  Also there will be an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of her book. Please see here, courtesy of the Scottish Book Trust, more information about author, Jennifer Robertson. http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/profile-author/110307

There is also a merchandising table and you can also bring along your own pamphlets and leaflets too.

Other details:-
Bar availableUnder 18s must leave by 9 pm

No lift but stairs two flights. not steep, with handrails

Entry Free for FWS members and friends.

Donations to the Federation of Writers (Scotland) welcome.

Rose Fraser Ritchie
FWS Events Convenor Edinburgh

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My Love For You- 22 February 2016 (7:30-10:30pm)

My Love For You

Merlin Roadhouse, 168 Morningside Road, EH10 4PU, Edinburgh

This is February. The month of love. Love is a very big word. What do you love? Who do you love? Write your words of love and sing the love songs and play the music.
All very welcome.

Poets, performers, readers, storytellers, musicians, singers and dancers invited to sign up for the 5 minute slot open mic night from all over Scotland on the fourth Monday of the month. It is held at the Merlin Roadhouse, Morningside, Edinburgh.

There are also other events throughout the year run by Shindigs Scottish Artspace in Craigmillar and in the Red Room in Leith. Contact rosefraserritchie@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

Preference to early slots are given to people travelling from outside of Edinburgh and we look forward to seeing a great audience there too.

Depending on the demand there may be an opportunity to rotate and slot more performances in later on in the evening.

There will also be special “theme” events as well as book launches and featured artists. So watch out for exciting future news about this.

Other details:-

Bar available

Under 18s must leave by 9 pm

No lift but stairs two flights. not steep, with handrails

Entry Free for FWS members and friends and donations welcome.

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Sexy February
What awaits us this second month
Hopefully lots of good stuff
There may be a quibble
There may be despair but
February you are so very sexy
That lovers hearts will pound
Valentine’s day takes you astray
Even at work I dream of you now

Rose Fraser Ritchie
FWS Events Convenor Edinburgh

 

Mrs Burns Night, Edinburgh, 25/01/16

Monday, 25th January 2016

19.30 – 22.30
January event in collaboration with the Red Room Poets and Creative Arts with the Federation of Writers (Scotland) hosted at the Merlin Roadhouse, Morningside, Edinburgh.

An alternative open mic night dedicated to the many women in Robert Burns’s life.

The most famous of all. Burns’s wife, Jean Armour (1767-1834).

Suggested donation £5. There may be haggis and neeps to purchase in advance and we will keep you updated on how you can purchase this in advance of the evening at the Merlin.

Please bring along your favourite Burns poem and your very own to read or perform. We want music and singing too.

We are delighted to hold monthly open mic events in Edinburgh on behalf of the Federation of Writers (Scotland).

Poets, Performers, Readers, Storytellers, Musicians, Singers and Dancers are invited to sign up for the 5 minute slot open mic night from all over Scotland.

Preference to early slots are given to people travelling from outside of Edinburgh and we look forward to seeing a great audience there too.

Depending on the demand there may be an opportunity to rotate and slot more performances in later on in the evening.

Bar available

Under 18s must leave by 9 pm

No lift but stairs two flights. not steep, with handrails

Entry Free for FWS members and friends
Suggested donation £5.