Monday, November 19, 2007

Glasgow's 'Last Monday at Rio': News & Dates

Last Monday at Rio, November 26, 8pm start
The Rio Cafe, Hyndland Street, Glasgow (Kelvinhall tube)

Friends, the backwardness of the clocks is complete, the dark time is upon us. But deep in the heart of Partick burns a cheery glow. The Rio Cafe hosts another monthly gathering of Weegies setting about their comfort food in readiness for an evening of things literary..

Headline act this month is Tim Turnbull, Yorkshire tyke by birth, Londoner by experience - and Perthshire resident by preference. Tim won the Arts Foundation prize for performance poetry last year. This funded him to develop his vaudevillian nightmare show "Caligula On Ice". He has a number of collections in print - including "Stranded In Sub-Atomica". (He loves a good title!). He is also writer in residence at that august institution Her Majesty`s Prison, Saughton.

Supporting act will be Sofia, of Washington DC. Winner of the Glasgow Slam, October 07, she brings to the business of poetry an honesty which can induce the strongest of souls to seek out a couch to hide behind. See her before she sees you!

The first hour of the evening will feature 10x 5 minute open mic spots (less than normal this month as we have two main acts). Your compere will be Robin Cairns.

See you at Rio

Another event for your support is on Saturday 8th December at the Street Level Gallery, 48 King Street (first floor) - 7pm.
Graham Fulton, Bobby Christie and Jim Ferguson will be reading from their own work to commemorate the twenty years passed since they published their influential collection, "The Tower Of Babble". They will be joined by Canadian poet Sandra Alland.

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