Start the festival season at the Inky Fingers Minifest

Wednesday 1 August 2012

MC Harry Giles

Inky Fingers Collective, one of the friendliest and most energetic poetry performance  groups around, have organised another fabulous Minifest to add sunshine to the festival season in Edinburgh. It starts on Monday and runs all next week at various venues in the city. Here’s the lowdown from Inkster Harry Giles (shown left at one of StAnza's events, as MC) :

‘We've got shows, workshops, boozy nights, merry days, street performance, the lot,' says Harry. 'It's going to be fabulous. On our opening night, this coming Monday, you can see Harry Baker, current World Slam Champion, alongside local poets and a very special robot. (An actual robot). Through the week, you can go to workshops on writing, rejection and death itself; see the launches of Octavius magazine and star poet Ross Sutherland's new book; join in the open mic; see major talents like Viv Gee and Ash Dickinson; and plenty more besides. It's going to be wonderful.’

Yes, he did say there will be a robot.

The full programme is at, and you can sign up for the workshops by emailing