Poets in Conversation @ The Rocks
Jun
22
8:00 pm20:00

Poets in Conversation @ The Rocks

  • The Rocks

Two Wonderful Poets = One Amazing Evening!

We are thrilled to close the festival with the extraordinary poet, our national poet, our Makar, Liz Lochhead in conversation with our writer in residence, the wonderful, inspiring and rising star of the poetry scene, Sheree Mack.

We predict a sell-out so book early!




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Jazz and Poetry @ The Rocks
Jun
22
2:00 pm14:00

Jazz and Poetry @ The Rocks

  • The Rocks
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Dunbards’ Colin Will and Jo Gibson are joined by well-known poets Kevin Cadwallender and Brian Johnstone for an afternoon of laid back cool!




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Words in the Woods @ The Gathering Place
Jun
22
11:30 am11:30

Words in the Woods @ The Gathering Place

  • Lochend Woods, Gathering Place

Words will adorn the trees, hanging like jewels from the branches. Take a morning stroll through the woods and enjoy the words that will be hanging out for you. You can also, download a free story inspired by the woods written by Hannah Lavery to keep you company. Start your Walk at the Gathering Place and follow the trail of words. 


This story was recorded for the Dunbar Community Woodland Group who manage Lochend Woods on behalf of our community.  Please visit dunbarwoods.org and support the important work they do for us.

CoastWord’s House Gig
Jun
21
9:00 pm21:00

CoastWord’s House Gig

  • St Beys

The phenomenon of the House Gig comes to Dunbar - the stunning vocals of singer songwriter Polly Phillips will delight while you relax in Mel’s front room-stunning music, sea views and beautiful food provided the lovely folks at The Store.

Strictly Ticketed Event with no Tickets available on the door 




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Bernard MacLaverty @ Our Lady of the Waves
Jun
21
8:00 pm20:00

Bernard MacLaverty @ Our Lady of the Waves

  • Our Lady Of The Waves Hall

An evening with the award winning author of Cal, Grace Notes and Collected Stories and CoastWord’s Patron, Bernard MacLaverty. Described as ‘One of our finest writers, a unique sensibility, who is, surely now, our shrewdest and most sensitive explorer of the inwardness of our lives.’ by Tom Adair (Scotsman).  The Guardian simply stating 'MacLaverty is a master'. This is an event you really don’t want to miss. 




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Into the woods @ Bleachingfield
Jun
21
3:00 pm15:00

Into the woods @ Bleachingfield

  • Bleachingfield Centre

Bernard MacLaverty, will announce the winners of CoastWord’s writing competition.

 Our Patron, Bernard MacLaverty with a little help from the wonderful Dunbar Lyric group will announce our winners of our writing competition, Into Woods. Come and hear the news and get a free copy of our wonderful anthology.

Free Event 

Scotland's Stories of Home @ Bleachingfield
Jun
21
2:30 pm14:30

Scotland's Stories of Home @ Bleachingfield

  • Bleachingfield Centre

What does ‘home’ mean to you?

Is it your house, your home town, your home team or your homeland? Is it your family, your friends or your community?  Is it an object, a favourite meal, or a particular festival?
Scottish Book Trust are collecting together Scotland’s stories of home for people to discover and share on their website. The deadline to submit a story, which could also be published in a special book for Book Week Scotland 2014, is the 30th June.

 To help you to put your thoughts about home on the page before the final submission date, Scottish Book Trust is running a workshop led by the fantastic Beatrice Colin at CoastWord.

Open to all levels of writer, including first-timers, and writers who work in Scots or Gaelic, workshops will involve advice and writing practice to help fuel your inspiration for your story about home.




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Scottish Book Trust Young Writers’ Workshop with Roy Gill  @ Bleachingfield
Jun
21
2:00 pm14:00

Scottish Book Trust Young Writers’ Workshop with Roy Gill @ Bleachingfield

  • Bleachingfield Centre

Scottish Book Trust brings a very special workshop for young writers to CoastWord. If you love to write and are aged between 14-18, this is a fantastic opportunity for you. Join Roy Gill, author of Daemon Parallel (Kelpies, 2012) and Werewolf Parallel (Kelpies, 2014), for a very special creative writing workshop. 

Places limited so book early to avoid disappointment.   

Free but ticketed event.




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Our Stories, Ourselves @ Bleachingfield
Jun
21
2:00 pm14:00

Our Stories, Ourselves @ Bleachingfield

  • Bleachingfield Centre

Celebrating our community through words

 Workshops and a reading fair with stalls from amongst others Word Power Books, National Library of Scotland, Scottish Book Trust, North Light Arts, as well as another chance to see Dunbar Primary School’s Tapestry for John Muir. 

'Writing our Community' Tea Party @ Bleachingfield
Jun
21
2:00 pm14:00

'Writing our Community' Tea Party @ Bleachingfield

  • Bleachingfield Centre
Image by Karen Arnold

Image by Karen Arnold

Our Writer in Residence, Sheree Mack shares her work inspired by the stories and the people she met whilst in residence in Dunbar, followed by readings from the Writing Mums’ Anthology ‘In the spaces between’. This event celebrates some of the stories from the women of our town and it promises to be a very special afternoon of words. 

 

Find out more about Writing Mums here.

 Tea and cake included!




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Who do you think you are? @ Dunbar Library
Jun
21
2:00 pm14:00

Who do you think you are? @ Dunbar Library

  • Dunbar Library, Bleachingfield Centre

Family and local history at the National Library of Scotland

Family portrait from a photo album. Taken around 1870 by Robert Gibson Rettie of Kirkcaldy.

Family portrait from a photo album. Taken around 1870 by Robert Gibson Rettie of Kirkcaldy.

Find out what resources are available for family and local history research in the National Library of Scotland. The talk will highlight a selection of collection material held by the library that can help with your genealogical and historical investigations. There will also be details of how you can access the library, both in person and remotely.

Free but ticketed.




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Linda Strachan and Hamish McHaggis @ Dunbar Library
Jun
21
11:30 am11:30

Linda Strachan and Hamish McHaggis @ Dunbar Library

  • Dunbar Library, Bleachingfield Centre

Linda Strachan will be telling wonderful tales of Hamish McHaggis and his friends.  Make your way to the library for some Braw tales with Hamish and his friends. Suitable for children preschool – early primary years and their grown ups.




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CoastWords; Words from the Coast - poetry workshop with Colin Will @ Brennan Wilson Architects
Jun
21
10:45 am10:45

CoastWords; Words from the Coast - poetry workshop with Colin Will @ Brennan Wilson Architects

  • Brennan Wilson Architects

Create poetry inspired by the margin where land and sea meet. A very special workshop with a very experienced and talented poet and publisher – A rare treat for poets and those with ambitions to write poetry. 

 

Refreshments will be provided.

 Please book early to avoid disappointment.  




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Words to the Beat @ The Rocks
Jun
20
8:00 pm20:00

Words to the Beat @ The Rocks

  • The Rocks

A wonderful, intimate evening of music, poetry and stories featuring multi award-winning poet & fiction author, Dilys Rose; Samuel Best, ‘the peter pan of Scottish literature’; Roy Moller ‘Scotland’s best kept secret’; and Monica Queen, highly acclaimed singer-songwriter who works with Johnny Smillie, co-founder of Thrum, and has collaborated with Belle and Sebastian. We will be collecting for Dunbar Lifeboat Station at this event.

Line-up

 G.W.Colkitto

 Fiona Ritchie Walker 

 Polly Phillips

 Samuel Best

 Roy Moller

 Monica Queen

 Dilys Rose  




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Bernard MacLaverty - Film Writing Workshop @ Bleachingfield
Jun
20
5:30 pm17:30

Bernard MacLaverty - Film Writing Workshop @ Bleachingfield

  • Bleachingfield Centre

‘Bye-Child’ was nominated for BAFTA best short film award and Bernard MacLaverty won Best First Director Award from BAFTA Scotland.

This event will begin with a screening of his award winning film, followed by an unmissable opportunity to hear Bernard MacLaverty share his secrets of screen-writing. A very special event, not to be missed. 

Suitable for over 16s.

This workshop is supported by The Scottish Book Trust Live Literature Fund.




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Linda Strachan @ Bleachingfield
Jun
20
3:30 pm15:30

Linda Strachan @ Bleachingfield

  • Bleachingfield Centre

An author event for young people with Linda Strachan, an award winning author of gritty, fast paced novels for young adults including 'Spider' and 'Don't Judge Me'.

Suggested age range 12-18

This event is supported by The Scottish Book Trust Live Literature Fund. 




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Writing Mums’ Workshop @ Bleachingfield
Jun
20
9:30 am09:30

Writing Mums’ Workshop @ Bleachingfield

  • Bleachingfield Centre

Last in the series of workshops for Dunbar’s Writing Mums’ Group with CoastWord’s Writer in Residence, Sheree Mack. You can discover more about our group and read blogs about our work here. You can also, join the Writing Mum’s at their Tea Party on Saturday and listen to some of the wonderful work they have created.

This Workshop is supported by The Scottish Book Trust, East Lothian Libraries Service and Appletree writers.