Our 50th event, open for everyone to attend, is in Kirkcaldy on 24 May 2018
We are delighted to announce that our 50th event, which is free, will start at 7.30 p.m. and finish at 9.30 p.m. on Thursday 24 May 2018 in the Cupcake Coffeebox in Kirkcaldy. The doors open at 7.00 p.m. A bar is available.
Tom was the star at our 1st event, 4 years ago, so we are extremely glad that he can be here.
Tom is a novelist, poet and former itinerant academic whose second novel, The Lucky Charm of Major Bessop, appeared in 2014. His other works of fiction are the novel Marie B in 2008, based on the life of the late-nineteenth century painter Marie Bashkirtseff, and, more recently, Slavonic Dances in 2017, a set of three linked novellas based on the comic and tragic encounters of the Scottish characters with eastern and east-central Europe. His new collection of poems on Fife themes is The Flechitorium in 2017 – he will be reading from some of the more outrageous pieces therein. You have been warned. Recent work also includes a pamphlet (for Tapsalteerie Press, 2017) of Scots versions of the work of the Hungarian poet Győző Ferencz. Previous book-length collections of poetry are The Chagall Winnocks in 2011 and Parapets and Labyrinths in 2013. Tom was the first Librarian of the Scottish Poetry Library and went on to become a visiting university professor in France, Hungary and the USA. He has also lived and worked in his ancestral Ireland. Recent gigs at Tell it Slant and the Scottish Writers Centre (both Glasgow). Lives in Kirkcaldy which, despite all conscientious efforts, can’t get rid of him.
Rebecca is a writer and artist working in poetry, theatre and collaborative projects. Work includes Unmapped, poems and paintings with artist Anna King; Five Charms for the Potingair, poems and corresponding essential oil blends; and her most recent play, The Air That Carries The Weight was performed at the Traverse theatre with Stellar Quines theatre company. Find out more about Rebecca here – www.rebeccajoysharp.com
Cassie is an Author, Freelance Writer and Creative who lives in Fife. A lover of all things magical and passionate about helping people express their creativity, she has a soft spot for coffee and penny mixtures. The Kinship Chronicles her debut novel, opened to 5 star reviews. As well as creative collaborations and freelance profile articles Cassie is currently in a forest, writing, and will share excerpts from her new series Faerie Doon, a tale of old, ready to be foretold. Find out more about Cassie here – http://www.cassiekennedy.com/
Magical music will be provided by Alice Ishbel Watson, who is a Kirkcaldy based singer-songwriter and impersonator. She is best known for being the singer and lyricist for Map & Key along side Adam von Buhler of Anarchy Club and Splashdown. She enjoys performing her own music along with covers of other underground artists. You can find Map & Key’s music on Spotify, Amazon and iTunes.
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 Cupcake Coffebox is located at 207 to 217 High Street, Kirkcaldy – see Cupcake website. Car parking is available on-street and in Council car parks, which are free in the evening. A bar and the cafe are available.