|March 24, 2014|
|7:30 pm||to||9:00 pm|
TYNE & ESK EVENT
An evening where the groups can come together socially and to listen to readings from Tyne&Esk members.
If you wish to read at the event could you please get in touch with Tom Murray at email@example.com to book a slot.
Places will be limited due to the time available.
Also please note the maximum allocated time for each reading slot below.
Details of event.
Where: Dalkeith Arts Centre.
When: Monday 24th March.
Duration of readings: 5-7 mins max.
Stephen Barnaby writes:
Yes indeedydoody, Sunday March 2nd sees the return of Musselburgh’s own open floor performance quelque chose, in which any old iron can come along and try their dainty little hand at story, song, poem, tune, animal shaped confectionary etc. in front of an uplifting and flawless audience. March hare was suggested by someone looking very like Colin Will, only more so, at the end of last month’s Hotpot, so do with that what you will or else ignore it completely and so something else March related, or in fact not remotely March related. So that narrows it down. Put your name in the book at 7.30 to perform, kick off is 8.00. If you don’t want to perform, feel free to make up part of our scenic and windswept audience. Look forward to seeing every blinking one of you!xxxx
Back room of Stagg’s (Volunteer Arms), behind the Brunton Theatre, N. High Street, Muzzlybuzzly
Into the Woods
We are looking for entries in both prose and poetry which are inspired by the woods and woodland. Feel free to interpret this in any way you wish, we only ask you to keep to the word limit of 2,500 words for prose, 500 words for flash fiction and 40 lines for poetry.
We are open for submissions from the 14th February and we close on the 14th March. We will not consider any entries out-with the submission window.
The Shortlist will be judged by acclaimed writer and poet Dilys Rose.
The shortlisted writers will be given a place on Dilys’ writing workshop to be held on the Friday Afternoon of the Festival.
There will be a prize giving hosted by our Patron, Bernard MacLaverty on the Saturday Afternoon with the winners of the short story, flash fiction and poetry prize invited to read at our In the woods event at Lochend Community Woods on the Sunday morning.
The Shortlisted Writers will receive free tickets to all the events and workshops at the festival.
The Long Listed Writers will feature in an anthology to be launched at the Festival.
How to submit
Submit your entries in a word document attachment with your name only appearing in the body of your email to firstname.lastname@example.org and then pay your £3 entry fee through our shop, appletreewriters.co.uk/shop/competition-fee/coastword3, using the same email address. Only those submissions with an associated donation will be accepted.
The £3 per entry fee will be donated in its entirety to support CoastWord, Dunbar’s Festival of Words.
For prose be no more than 2,500 words
For poetry be no more than 40 lines
For flash fiction be no more than 500 words.
- Each entrant may send up to two entries with the appropriate entry fee.
- Copyright of each entry remains with the author but by submitting, the entrant agrees that a winning entry may be published in our anthology and on our site and also, used in publicity.
- The judge’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
- By submitting, entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and agree to be bound by them.
- Any entry received before the 14th February and after the closing date of the 14th March will not be considered
- Any entry received without a corresponding entry fee will not be considered
Click below for a PDF of the entry form and full information.
CoastWord: Dunbar’s Festival of Words, will take place in June 2014. It will feature events for adults and children, with some major writers joining up with local talent. You can visit the website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@CoastWordFest) to keep up to date with the latest news.
There’s also a writing competition, Into the Woods, open from February 14th to March 14th. Use the link to get details.
Tyne & Esk Writers (Registered Scottish Charity, No. SC044575) needs more volunteers to update this website. We’re looking for at least one more volunteer from each of Midlothian and East Lothian counties. It’s very easy to edit and update WordPress sites, and I can arrange a workshop if enough volunteers come forward.
Two recent publications by Graham Leake and Jake Curley:
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An unknown door opened to me
the reception warm
First meetings; fresh not expectant,
No age, no gender, no politics rules
for words, for living, digesting.
Expressing in communion.
Divulging only what is natural
not a purging or a twisting
but a freedom; to exhale.
A sermon, a lesson, a discourse,
a breath that counts.
No patronizing here
just acceptance; in its purest form – a
Ruth Gilchrist for Elspeth Brown.