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Next Hotchpotch meeting: Wed 10 Jul at Blend on Dock Street, 6:00pm for 6:30pm

Good evening,

Thank you to everyone who came along to Hotchpotch earlier this week, both new faces and regulars. We next meet on Wednesday 10 July at Blend on Dock Street. The doors open at 6:00pm, and the readings begin at 6:30pm.

This takes an open-mic format where each reader is given a timeslot on a first-come basis to read poems and/or stories. There is no pressure to read; many people come along just to be part of the audience. We are entering the final month of trialling five-minute slots instead of seven, which has helped us to keep to our 9pm curfew.

We also collect donations on the night and these allow us to hire the venue. As part of the trial, general admission is reduced to £2, or free of charge if you’re unwaged. Take a look at our donations page for more information.

As always, Hotchpotch is not a place to heckle or interrupt. Anyone being disruptive may be asked to leave.

Here are some other events brought to our attention by members:

• Our regular member James will be selling at Edinburgh’s Alternative Night Market in the Voodoo Rooms tomorrow, that’s Monday 17 June:
Edinburghā€™s Alternative Night Market

• A couple of our regulars are performing at the next Groucho’s Music Bar open-mic night on Wednesday 19 June from 8pm.
Grouchoā€™s Music Bar open-mic night

• The Wee Gaitherin in Stonehaven happens in early August, but there are a lot of pre-events, including an open-mic in the community centre on Friday 28 June:
Wee Gaitherin pre-events

• Some advance notice that our regular member Nic has a birthday exhibition at Blend on Dock Street on Friday 5 July.
◘ Keep an eye on the Blend Instagram page for more.

• The Dundee Fringe will be at the Keiller Centre in September, and is accepting applications for performances until Friday 9 August:
Dundee Fringe applications

• One of our members, Rhiannon, has a story published in a new anthology called Nautical Nightmares, available on Amazon:
Nautical Nightmares anthology on Amazon

• Also some advance notice that your co-host Eilidh is planning to release a non-fiction book in October about how to self-edit a fiction novel:
Chaptered Vine Studio Instagram

Gavin Cameron

Updated 16 June 2024