Listen Softly x From Arthur's Seat SPECIAL! University of Edinburgh edition, Edinburgh, Monday, 17. June 2019

6pm to 7.30pm
Project Room (1.06) at 50 George Square, Edinburgh. 
Accessible spoken word night LISTEN SOFTLY teams up with students from the University of Edinburgh to bring you FROM ARTHUR'S SEAT AND BEYOND!: a showcase of brand new student writing.
There are EIGHT reading spots up for grabs and we want to hear from YOU!
If you're a University of Edinburgh student and you want to showcase your writing, sign up for a slot by emailing
You don't have to be a From Arthur's Seat contributor to be part of this event!  But please note, slots are handed out on a first come, first served basis -- when they're gone, they're gone!
We'll also have an EXCITING HEADLINER, to be announced... AND there'll be free wine, free cake and free books, 'cause that's how we roll at Listen Softly.  
Join us from 6pm in the Project Room (1.06) at 50 George Square, Edinburgh. The event is FREE to enter!
LISTEN SOFTLY was founded in 2013 by poet and writer Dominic Stevenson. Dominic found it difficult to feel 'at home' at many of the performance nights in London, where the emphasis was on memorised material and 'slick' delivery. He decided to create a space where performers who may **** barriers to getting onstage would a) feel welcome b) be able to express themselves in a way that made them feel comfortable and c) would get chance to read alongside established names. Listen Softly has featured artists such as Sara Hirsch, Rob Auton, Fran Lock, Rosie Garland, Aki Schilz, and many more.
More recently, Scottish writers Claire Askew and Stella Hervey Birrell have joined the Listen Softly team.
Listen Softly is specifically designed to be a platform where it's okay to ad-lib, pause, read from your notebook, speak quietly, use reading aids, tic, stutter, stammer, forget your words, go off script and generally perform in whatever way makes you comfortable.
Though Listen came to the Fringe in 2017 and 2018, we're hoping to get established as a regular night that provides the sort of performance space that's still hard to find in Edinburgh. Golden Hare Books is our lovely venue: as committed to creating a quiet, safe and welcoming space as we are.

Listen Softly x From Arthur's Seat SPECIAL! University of Edinburgh edition

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