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All Woman Poetry Slam, Harpies Fechters and Quines Festival, Edinburgh
24th June, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This festival of talks, exhibitions and workshops is organised through a partnership between Glasgow Women’s Library, Edinburgh City libraries and the Bonnie Fechters women’s group. This year the theme is women and words – from poetry and performance, blogging and key works by iconic feminist writers to blogs, diaries, and journals. You can join in and create your own words or come along and hear from and read about other women of the past and present.
5.30pm-7.30pm, Wednesday 24th June
Forest Café, Laurieston Place
For all those budding poets, this is a chance to strut your stuff, or just come along and listen to some warm, wild and witty women competing to win the title of Harpies Fechters and Quines Poetry Slam Champion. All styles of poetry welcome. The slam will be hosted by performance poet Anita Govan and will feature a musical interlude from the singer-songwriter Genesee. Numbers for this event are limited and it is essential to book in advance through Glasgow Women’s Library if you would like to perform in the slam. If you would like to join as an audience member, it is possible to book through eventbrite.