CoastWord 2017
May
19
May 21

CoastWord 2017

  • Dunmuir Hotel

CoastWord is back for 2017 with an inspiring, fun-filled three days of words, music and theatre.

The Coastword 2017 programme, click on images below for more information on the different events.

Tickets are sold this year as weekend passes or day passes. 

Belonging: creative writing workshop with Marjorie Lotfi Gill in association with Scottish Poetry Library
May
19
10:00 am10:00

Belonging: creative writing workshop with Marjorie Lotfi Gill in association with Scottish Poetry Library

  • Dunbar Library, Bleachingfield

Marjorie Lotfi Gill will lead a Belonging workshop as part of CoastWord Festival to inspire you to remember and reconsider your own stories, from journeys as monumental as moving country to the daily act of leaving the house. The workshop will offer a series of writing prompts as well as allowing some time to read around and discuss the outcomes of the various prompts, with a view to attendees coming away with one or more pieces of writing.

Tickets are free but you will need to book your place.

Magi Gibson - Writing Workshop
May
20
1:00 pm13:00

Magi Gibson - Writing Workshop

  • Dunmuir Hotel (CoastWord Annexe)

We are very pleased to be able to offer what promises to be a very special writing workshop with the experienced and well-respected poet and tutor, Magi Gibson. 

CoastWord and Red Squirrel Press Present...
May
20
7:30 pm19:30

CoastWord and Red Squirrel Press Present...

  • Dunmuir Hotel

Jenny Lindsay~Faith Eliot~Scott Tyrrell~Colin McGuire~Emilie Robson...

CoastWord is looking south, down that East Coast Line; with the help of our friends at Red Squirrel Press, our Saturday night will be a very special one, celebrating Dunbar as the natural gathering place between the North East and Edinburgh, with exciting talents from both directions and rooted in great performances by CoastWord favourites, Richard Klein & Karen Dietz and hosted by our very own Graham Cairns and Carey Douglas, this will be one of those unforgettable CoastWord nights.   

The Places Between Them...Writing Mums, Dunbar Sings, Catherine Simpson and Karen Dietz
May
21
12:30 pm12:30

The Places Between Them...Writing Mums, Dunbar Sings, Catherine Simpson and Karen Dietz

  • Dunmuir Hotel

This event will be a wonderful celebration of Dunbar and CoastWord with a packed hour and ten showcasing our community in song, words and in the reflections and writings of our very special writer in residence for 2016/2017 Catherine Simpson. This event will also see the launch of the Writing Mums' anthology, Nourish me, Sister, with readings and accompanying music from the life-affirming Dunbar Sings and CoastWord favourite, Karen Dietz. 

Val McDermid- in association with Dunbar Unplugs and Reads
May
21
4:00 pm16:00

Val McDermid- in association with Dunbar Unplugs and Reads

  • Dunmuir Hotel

We are so excited the wonderful Val McDermid is coming to CoastWord.

Val's book Skeleton Road was chosen as one of Dunbar Reads Together Community Books and so this and her fantastic new novel, Out of Bounds will be up for discussion, there will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions as well as time for Val to read from her work. 

 

Village Pub Theatre's CoastWord Showcase
May
21
7:00 pm19:00

Village Pub Theatre's CoastWord Showcase

Village Pub Theatre are back by popular demand, with a very special CoastWord showcase for 2017, featuring the work of three established playwrights and Village Pub Theatre stalwarts, Catherine Grosvenor, Sophie Good and Jenna Watt along with new work written in our short course playwriting workshops in Dunbar. All performed by a professional cast and directed by Jenna Watt.   

Wes Bradd and his Open Mic Stars!
May
21
9:00 pm21:00

Wes Bradd and his Open Mic Stars!

  • Dunmuir Hotel

To close our festival this year, we have the very special Dunbar musician Wes Bradd treating us to a set of his original songs before introducing us to some of the stars of his incredibly popular Dunbar Open Mic night. Grab a pint or whatever is your tipple and coorie in to the sounds of Dunbar's very own.