23 November 2017 Event – the Canmore, Dunfermline – Performers and Open Mic

Our next free event, open for everyone to attend, is in Dunfermline on 23 November 2017

We are delighted to announce that our forty-fourth free event will start at 7.30 p.m. and finish at 9.30 p.m. on Thursday 23 November 2017 in the Canmore (was the Bruery) in Dunfermline. The theme will be Fife Writes the Canmore. The doors open at 7.00 p.m. A bar is available.


Moira McPartlin

Moira  made a big impact with her debut novel The Incomers, which tells the tale of a West African woman moving to a small town in 1960s Scotland. It was shortlisted for the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award and was a critical success. Moira is also a prolific writer of short stories and poetry, which have been published in a variety of literary magazines.  She has delivered workshops to a wide range of audiences including Shell Oil executives, teenage singles mothers, refugees and asylum seekers and young offenders at HMYOI Polmont. Moira is an active member of Scottish PEN and currently lives in Stirlingshire. Ways of the Doomed, the first book of the Sun Song Trilogy, was published in June 2015.  Wants of the Silent, book two of the Sun Song Trilogy, was published in July 2017. Find out more about Moira here – http://moiramcpartlin.blogspot.co.uk/

Dickson Telfer

Dickson’s books (so far) are slice-of-life short story collections.  Alan Bissett describes his debut collection, The Red Man Turns to Green, as “a sawn-off shotgun scattering humour, horror, sugar and grit,” and Gordon Legge considers his follow-up, Refrigerator Cake, to be “as refreshing a collection as you’re likely to come across.” The release of his debut children’s novel, Christmas Pancakes (written under the pseudonym Dexter Trumpet) has been postponed until next autumn. To channel his frustration at this, he’s been writing dark Scots material under another pseudonym, which he’s finding to be both cathartic and a lot of fun. Visit Dickson’s website at http://www.dicksontelfer.co.uk

Geoff Rowe

Geoff grew up in Ireland’s North Coast and now lives in the West of Scotland.  Combining these, he chooses to identify as a “Man of Dalriada”.  His writing is largely for his own enjoyment and shares his work with friends and at residential gatherings.  If there is a source of inspiration, it was picking up Natalie Goldberg’s book Wild Mind.  He returned to writing in the 90s as a form of therapy “to calm my monkey mind”.  Now work-free, Geoff is rediscovering the joy of playing and being creative.

The Sairbanes

The Sairbanes perform melodic songs on many instruments including 6 and 12 string guitars, the mandolin and tenor banjo, and feature their own original material and unique arrangements of songs by contemporary singer songwriters.

Open Mic

We invite you to apply for one of the 3 Open Mic slots of 5 minutes, on offer. There will also be one reserve slot. For those wishing to take part – your talent may, typically, be as a comedian, musician, novelist or short story writer, performer, poet, scriptwriter or singer and your ability can be from beginner to professional. Please supply a single sentence that describes your performance.

Members and friends and the public are welcome to attend our free event

If you are not a member then why not join – it’s free. Come along to the event, enjoy yourself and join there.

Location and Car Parking

The Canmore is located at 25 Canmore Street, Dunfermline and is only a 3 minute walk from the Bus Station see map here.  Car parking is available directly across the road in a Council car park, (free in the evening).

 Hope to see you there

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