Ryan in Glasgow – 1 December

November 27, 2009

I’ll be performing at the great Glasgow night – DiScOmBoBuLaTe imgp0332

where: The Arches, Glasgow

when: Tuesday, 1 December, 8pm (doors 7.30)

how much: £4/2

I was super happy to be invited to this reading as people have been telling me about it for ages. The word on the street is, the gig is super good and with folk like Alan Bissett and Jenny Soep involved, I believe The Word. Their website says, “where literature and comedy collide.” Sounds messy.

It should be good and I hope to see you there.


Poetry and Drawing

October 31, 2009


I’m posting this video on Halloween because it is kind of spooky. At least to me it is. A bunch of drawings of ME from Jenny Soep’s amazing Sketching the Scene event where there was poetry, drinking, drawing and music from the band FOUND. Basically, people were invited to draw as people performed. Jenny did live paintings projected behind FOUND and myself. It was cool, interactive and really very fun which I think this video reflects. Let’s hope there’s more of these evenings soon!

There’s no audio on the video so may I suggest you enjoy the most recent SPL podcast whilst you watch? Click play below:

And if you can’t get enough of me – come see me read at the Storytelling Festival and at the Electric Cabaret Tonight. Both events should be amazing — the former being a lovely chat and the latter being an all-out party!

Keep it creepy,


Ryan at “Sketching the Scene”

October 12, 2009

Sketching The Scene – Multimedia Expo Event

– Wed14th October –

Book Now! (Ticketed by free email Garry Gaile –

This is an amazing free event at the Edinburgh Music Library on George IV Bridge — 6:00pm – 9:00pm

No only will the amazing band, FOUND be playing but I’ll be reading poems while the super-cool Jenny Soep draws. jenny soep

Plus: Drawings by the audience are actively encouraged! Basic materials supplied.

Edinburgh Music Library on George IV Bridge — 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Live music by the fantastic Edinburgh based artists FOUND

Words by Edinburgh City Library Reader in Residence Ryan Van Winkle

Live drawings by Jenny Soep

Animations/projections/veejay magic by Garry Whitton.

Free but ticketed – Email:

To coincide with exhibition of music drawings by Jenny Soep which runs until November –