Golden Hour Teams Up With Reel Festivals in Stirling

March 11, 2013

Stirling: The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour has packed houses throughout the world — from the Edinburgh International Book Festival all the way to Melbourne with stops in Berlin, Paris, Beirut and Montreal. This time, we have the distinct pleasure of bringing our closing party for Reel Iraq to Stirling’s Raploch Community Campus, featuring renowned Iraqi and Scottish poets, short films, and music from Billy Liar & Hailey Beavis.

We have Iraqi poetry from Ghareeb Iskander, Sabreen Kadhim, Zahir Mousa, Awezan Nouri and new translations from John Glenday, Jen Hadfield, William Letford and Krystelle Bamford. We did some great work with these guys during our stay in Iraq, and we’re really proud to host them in Scotland. It’s a free show, so if you’re in Stirling on Monday 25 March, come join us for some amazing and unique poetry performances.

What: Reel Iraq Closing Party

Where: Raploch Community Campus, Drip Rd, Stirling, FK8 1RD

When: Monday 25 March, 7pm

How Much: FREE!

Ryan Takes a Well-Earned Caesura

February 1, 2013

Hello folks! I’m back in Scotland after a fantastic trip around Iraq with the wonderful people at Reel Festivals, and I’m kicking off the old reading schedule at one of Edinburgh’s acest pubs, the Waverley, for the newest edition of the Caesura reading series. It happens on the second Friday of every month and is totally free.

If you come along you’ll hear work from fine fellow, Sandy Hutchison, and our friends Sean Cartwright and Lila Matsumoto. Should be a cracking night! Hope to see you there.

Ryan Goes to London to Make Some Enemies

January 28, 2013

SJ Fowler and his performing bears

On Saturday February 9 I’ll be joining our friends at the Rich Mix Arts Centre in London Town for the first event for avant garde poet SJ Fowler’s project Enemies. It’s a collaborative poetry project, a multidisciplinary programme of events, exhibitions and publications that takes a bonesaw to the skull of poetry and lets the butterflies out.

I’ll be joining some immensely talented writers, including Sidekick Books‘ Kirsty Irving with whom I collaborated, plus all of these literary chaps:

Chris McCabe & Tom Jenks
George Szirtes & Carol Watts
Peter Jaeger & Tim Atkins
James Wilkes & Christodoulos Makris
Stephen Emmerson & Lucy Harvest Clarke
Alex Niven & Joe Kennedy
Roddy Lumsden & Carrie Etter
Todd Swift & Paul Perry
Marek Kazmierski & Stephen Watts
Sophie Mayer & Astrid Alben
Holly Pester & Daniel Rourke
Tamarin Norwood & tba

I’m really looking forward to performing with these guys, it’s a super exciting opportunity to do something that’s a complete departure from the norm as far as poetry goes, it will make your weekend a thing of beauty. Hope to see you there!

What: Camarade IV presents Enemies

When: Saturday February 9, 7pm

Where: Rich Mix Arts Centre, Bethnal Green, London