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On The Rocks Festival is a creative time in St Andrews. If you love writing, but are tired of writing essays or just want to engage in the thriving creative writing and poetry scene here, stop by one of these five events. Write, meet other writers, and be inspired!
April 4 & 5 & 7 & 8, Old Union Cafe, 15:00, Free
In the inspiring Old Union Cafe, it looks like a mystical dungeon, there will be four sessions focusing on writing genres, specifically historical fiction, thriller & horror, young adult, and creative nonfiction. Yes! There will be writing.
April 3 & 9, Byre Theatre Bar, 14:00, Free
Amanda Merritt, a creative writing postgrad in the School of English, will be leading a poetry workshop that will provide a space for poets to combine creative talents, break through writer’s block, and walk away with a fresh take on their work. The first workshop (April 3) will focus on writing exercises to create materials to work on, and the second workshop (April 9) will focus on workshopping your poem. It will be an extremely informative workshop@!
3. Pound Poems at Taste
April 9, 15:30-19:30, Free
It’s a sensation taking the nation. Poets with typewriters at events, asking “do you need a poem?” – one of our own St Andrews alumni pays his rent doing that! Thus, our very own Inklight poets will be taking over Taste, writing poems for a pound. Come and be a patron of the arts, as well as a muse.
April 2, Aikman’s, 19:00, Free
At Aikman’s, the Fellowship of St Andrews have organized a poetry and photo exhibition that celebrates St Andrews. There will be art, photography, writing, and music!
April 2, Byre Theatre Foyer, 15:00-17:30, Free
St Art Magazine is hosting a zine fair. There will be live music, drinks, and zines from all over the world! And if you want to make a zine, there will be a free workshop on how to make your own. What could be better than an afternoon day drinking, reading, and crafting!
Samantha Emily Evans
Images featured courtesy of On the Rocks