Performance Showcase: Open Book 'Push the Boat Out' Participants
13:00 - 14:00
Open Book groups write together in community settings across Scotland – from Ullapool to Eyemouth, and from the islands off Shetland to Dumfries and Galloway - with groups running in English, Gaelic, Scots and Arabic. Push the Boat Out has partnered with Open Book to help run workshops and engage participants in not only collaborative multilingual writing, but collaborative multilingual performance. Join us at this Open Book showcase where Open Book participants will present group poems inspired by Edwin Morgan’s poem 'At Eighty' and John Glenday’s poem 'The Great Silence'. In 'At Eighty', Morgan gives us the unforgettable line which we've borrowed for our festival title: 'Push the boat out, compañeros, whatever the sea'. The Open Book writers have certainly done that. Rich in beautiful imagery and feeling, this will be a performance guaranteed to enthuse and inspire.
Fancy a slot in the next Push the Boat Out? Or maybe you've been inspired or disgusted by the festival and have something powerful to say... Round off the end of your festival weekend with a very special Push the Boat Out Open Mic, hosted by our Comms Manager and Poet Laureate from Treaty Six territory in Canada, Julia Sorensen, and the wonderful poet and Open Mic queen Catherine Wilson.
Our pre-registration is now full (wow you folks are fast!) but you're always welcome to attend the open mic and see if there's space at the end.