Platform sessions

Saturday 22nd Feb 2020

7-9pm

Platform returns for 2020 with guest poets Juana Adcock and original Platform co-founder and favourite Lindsay Macgregor. And a rare chance to see Edinburgh-based duo, Various Moons: poet and musician Colin Donati and cellist Robin Mason.

Entry is £5 on the door. Please book your place by emailing [email protected]

Please note the new earlier start time of 7.00pm. All welcome.
Easily accessible by train from both Edinburgh & Dundee.

The session will also include a wildcard open mic spot for a single short poem – so bring along one of your best and put your name in the hat for the wildcard draw.

Don’t forget cash/change for raffle tickets, and importantly – to buy books from the poets!

LINDSAY MACGREGOR lives in Biggar, South Lanarkshire. She started writing poetry at the Maggie’s Centre, Fife, in 2007, and went on to study a short course with the Open University where her tutor was Chris Powici.  A couple of years later, she gave up her job as a political lobbyist with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities to complete an MLitt in Writing Practice and Study at the University of Dundee.

Lindsay was a recipient of a Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award in 2015 and her pamphlet, The Weepers, was published by Calder Wood press in the same year.

JUANA ADCOCK is a poet, translator and performer. Her Spanish-language poetry collection, Manca, explores the anatomy of violence in the Mexican drug war and was named by Reforma‘s distinguished critic Sergio González Rodríguez as one of the best books published in 2014. In 2016 she was named one of the ‘Ten New Voices from Europe’ by Literature Across Frontiers, and she has performed at numerous literary festivals internationally. Her English-language debut, Split (Blue Diode Press, 2019) was awarded the Poetry Book Society Choice.

 

VARIOUS MOONS

Off-kilter originals by Colin Donati with cloudbursts of celloistic exuberance from Robin Mason. ‘In a space somewhere between Tim Buckley and Radiohead’ Ian McDonough