A spectacular finale to our first day! Join us as we showcase work from our Coastword residencies with songmaker Kirsty Law, accompanied by her full band; award-winning film-maker Roxanna Vilk, and singer-songwriter Karen Dietz, accompanied by some other well-kent faces!
A late morning extravaganza of poetry, words and music, inspired by Muriel Spark.
Spark yourself up this morning in preparation for a day at Coastword 2018 with a CoastWord Breakfast event ( bacon rolls, pastries and coffee and tea are included with your ticket)!
A special event for children and their families who are looking to be inspired by an award-winning children’s author, well known for her spine-tingling tales for young readers! Alex Nye, the award-winning author of CHILL and SHIVER, will be sharing the story of her third novel DARKER ENDS.
Inspired by Muriel Spark, whose career spanned novels, short stories, plays and novellas, join us for a creative writing workshop guaranteed to get your ideas from the brain to the page.
An hour with the inspired characters from Stuart David’s Peacock Johnson. Come along to meet the author and to hear extracts from the “pacy thriller with an above average laugh count” (The Scotsman) In conversation with Dr Colin Will, Stuart David discusses his novel and his wider work.
Join us at CoastWord for what promises to be a very special event about the influence and legacy of Muriel Spark with novelists Janice Galloway and Kirstin Innes, chaired by Kaite Welsh.
Flint & Pitch is Scotland’s leading spoken word/ music event for new and emerging talent, launching in August 2016 to much acclaim. Specialising in events that feature new and exciting authors, poets and music acts, CoastWord is delighted to have this special Revue show to close our Saturday programme!
Featuring Helen McClory, A New International, Kevin Gilday, Hailey Beavis, Melissa Goodbourn, and hosted by Jenny Lindsay
CoastWord Breakfast with poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill and support from poet, Ghazi Hussein
Baklava and Pastries from The Syrian Sweety House with Tea and Coffee all included with your ticket.
Since November 2017, award winning poet Em Strang has been running workshops in Embodied Poetry. ‘Seeing’ and experiencing poetry in an embodied way can transform the way we approach writing practice, and can enable the poet to access his or her own unique, authentic voice.'
Settle in for a very special hour of poetry with award winning poets Em Strang and Iona Lee supported and hosted by two amazing and much loved Dunbar based poets, Ruth Gilchrist and Jo Gibson.
With Don Paterson, Dan Wilson (AKA Withered Hand), Hannah Lavery, Chris McQueer, Scott Tyrrell, Jenny Lindsay, Jim Monaghan, Colin McGuire, Karin Anderson and Carey Douglas
Come join us for the final event of CoastWord 2018, with an eclectic bill of local and national wordsmiths, with music from Dan Wilson (Withered Hand). Award-winning poets alongside blisteringly good local acts; hilarious and ‘Honest!’ comic verse; a writer who has been tipped as the next big ‘Hing’, and all introduced with vim and verve by comperes Jim Monaghan and Jenny Lindsay, who will also be sharing their work.