August 3, 2010
Some events where you will find Ryan reading or performing in some manner. Please come.
Wednesday 4th August, 6:00pm – Free
Blackwell, 53-62 South Bridge Edinburgh
Join us to celebrate the launch of the latest volume of New Scottish Writing. My poem is in there. Buy the book.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
The Word Express project has taken young writers on literary journeys through the Balkans and South-east Europe. In this event, six poets involved in the project give a special performance. Come and hear Gokçenur Ç and Efe Duyan from Turkey; Katerina Iliopoulou and Yannis Isidorou from Greece; Marko Poga?ar from Croatia; and Raman Mundair and Ryan Van Winkle from Scotland in this truly international event.
Part of our After The Wall: The New Europe series of events.
In association with Literature Across Frontiers and the Scottish Poetry Library
al kennedy – novelist, comedian, rude and wonderful.
Earl Grey and the Loose Leaves – A brawling bar-room blues band that sounds like Captain Beefheart oan the train over tae Howlin’ Wolf’s hoose fur a bevvy and a brace with Sonny Terry and the Mississippi Sheiks. Contagious.
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Ryan Van Winkle – Reader in Residence at the Scottish Poetry Library
Surprise Book Festival Guests
Music From ::::::::
Withered Hand – intense, eccentric, bittersweet and very wry original songs.
The Sea, The Sea — lyrical lushness from Jed Milroy and Hailey Beavis featuring bouncing bluegrass licks and double bass band.
Black Diamond Express ‘are like the fastest train of the Lehigh Valley Railroad… a nine-piece band soaked in poetry, myth and bourbon.’ (Mark Edmundson, The List). The Black Diamond Express live and perform in Edinburgh.
A unique chance to hear a fantastic international line-up of Salt poets at the Free Fringe – Simon Barraclough, Julia Bird, Isobel Dixon, Mark Granier, Rob A. Mackenzie. Andrew Philip, Eleanor Rees, and Ryan Van Winkle.
Saturday 4 September, Stornoway Book Festival, 21.00 – Free
The Golden Hour returns to Stornoway to make magic in the lovely An Lantair venue. Here’s who is performing:
Ryan Van Winkle – Short poems, long stories
Kei Miller – poet, novelist, award-winner. Really, you love him already and you don’t even know.
Listen to him on the SPL Poetry Podcast!
Hailey Beavis – an angelic voice, but devilish on six strings.
Foxgang – punked-up reggae and pop and Fox Gang stap your dancing wellies on!