Ryan is at Three Simmer

September 21, 2016

At 8pm, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 September, I’ll be hosting Three Simmer, another night of food and poetry at Edinburgh Food Studio. The chefs will be matching four poets and dishes in a unique collaboration.

We’ll be joined by Miriam Gamble, Andrew Greig, Alan Jamieson and Jane McKie, it is £42 for the meal and poems. Hope to see you there.

This unique collaboration series between food & poetry will use flavour, scent, and colour in response to some of Scotland’s most distinct voices. A delicious evening which will touch all of your senses.

Hosted by Salitre award winning poet  Ryan Van Winkle, ‘Simmer’ pairs four poets with dishes carefully selected & prepared to illuminate and echo their work. Readings will be from Andrew Greig, Jane McKie , Miriam Gamble, and Robert Alan Jamieson.

Ryan performs at Tricolour

August 31, 2014

I’ll be reading alongside Kevin McLean and Jane McKie at the NLS’s free spoken word event Tricolour, tomorrow, Monday 1 September, from 6.30. Hope to see you there!

What: Tricolour

When: Monday 1 September, 6.30pm

Where: National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

How Much: FREE.

Oct. 21 – The Golden Hour

October 15, 2009


OCT 21, 2009
Forest Cafe, 3 Bristo Pl
Free! (byob)


Jane McKie – the poet brings it! It being her new book – “When the Sun Turns Green”

Al White – Tickling little poems.

Kirsti Wishart – pushes your dial as far as it will go with her new chapbook “How We Discovered the Deep”

Jane Griffiths – mysteriously resonant poems about home, exile and shifting frontiers.


Pockets – the uke bastard.

Silent Theory Orchestra – spoken word layered on looped guitar and “sounds”.

FoxGang – Incredible, ravaged, cosmic rock ‘n’ roll!