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St Andrew’s Fair Saturday is Scotland’s contribution to the global celebration of Fair Saturday; a global mobilisation that aims to create a positive social impact following Black Friday, the greatest expression of consumerism. Artists and cultural organisations from all across Scotland and all around the world will get together in a global festival following just one requirement: to support a social cause of their choice and the wider celebration of St Andrew’s day through their contribution to the day.
The Scottish Poetry Library’s Writing Group for Mothers will be showcasing their work on Saturday 30th Nov, 10.30-11am. The group have been meeting and writing in the Library for a year, working on their poetry and prose with the guidance of the SPL’s Engagement Coordinator, Hannah Lavery. A group whose writing is of an incredibly high standard, this one-off showcase is not one to be missed.
Our incredible feature performer for the morning is Melissa Goodbourn. Melissa is originally from North Carolina and now lives in Dunbar, Scotland. She is an active member of a local writing collective, The Writing Mums, and has previously been invited to perform her poetry as part of the Flint & Pitch Revue for Coastword Festival. Her poetry has been published in 404 Ink’s POWER issue and she was shortlisted for the New Writer’s Award 2018 (Fiction) by the Scottish Book Trust. Recently, one of her poems was selected as Highly Commended in the 2018 Bridport Poetry Competition.
Teas and coffees will be provided during the readings and all proceeds will go to WHALE Arts.
Edinburgh, EH8 8DT