The Golden Hour is going to be at the Aye Write festival in Glasgow on March 10th. 21.00 – 22.30! £7/6 admission!

We’re turning the cafe/bar at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow into a literary cabaret for the Golden Hour – poetry and prose, and music acoustic and electric. Hosted by Ryan Van Winkle, Reader-in-Residence at the Scottish Poetry Library and featuring sharp words from Forest Publication’s latest collection (Stolen Stories), brilliant music and visual rubbish with writers Nick Holdstock and Kapka Kassabova (author of Street Without a Name) and performances by Black Diamond Express, The Sea is Salt and The Zorras.


Nick Holdstock -his work has appeared in Stand, Edinburgh Review, New Leaf, Textualities, V: New International Writing from Edinburgh, The Golden Hour Book, The Southern Review and Stolen Stories.


The Sea is Salt @ Mono in Glasgow

Kapka Kassabova – a charming Bloodaxe poet whose memoir (Street Without a Name) has won loads of praise.

Ryan Van Winkle – his poems have appeared in New Writing Scotland and Northwords Now.


Black Diamond Express – a rocking, hell-playing, old time string band.

The Sea is Salt – Original dreamy folk songs with a dark twist.

The Zorras – kicking their brand of “poetry-music fusion weirdness” with megaphones and a wicked loop pedal.