Now Is Not the Time:
Come bury your head in the sand with us for an afternoon of storytelling, creative non-fiction, and music, possibly with a small side of wailing, mourning and annoying farmers.
We'll be upstairs in the Biscuit Factory from 2-5pm, while the ever delectable local food market goes on downstairs. We recommend EVERYTHING.
Wheat not provided.
Now Is Not the Time: A Line-up
• Jen McGregor is an Edinburgh-dwelling Dundonian raised by Glaswegians. Her plays have appeared at the Piccolo Theatre in Milan, the Traverse, and the Festival Castel dei Mondi. She has been published by New Writing Scotland, Bare Fiction, and 404 Ink. jenmcgregor.com Twitter: Jen McGregor
• Becca Inglis is a creative non-fiction writer and theatre reviewer based in Edinburgh. Her essay ‘Love in a Time of Melancholia’ appeared in 404 Ink’s collection Nasty Women, and her article ‘When Women Steal the Patriarchy’s Toys: Feminism as Terrorism’ was published by the Dangerous Women Project. Becca has also blogged for Hollaback!, Linguisticator, and Lunar Poetry.
• Jonatha Kottler is from Albuquerque, NM where she was a lecturer at The University of New Mexico. She is a happy member of Edinburgh's Write Like A Grrrl community and runs a reading and writing group for the local charity ECAS. She read a piece at Story Shop in the EIBF 2016, has an essay in 404 Ink’s Nasty Women, and has written for The Guardian.
• The Dirty Lies are a Scottish alternative group whose influences include Can, Radiohead and The Velvet Underground.
Their guiter-laden sound is infused with synth noise, electronic drums and jazz. Blurring the line between indie and electronica, they have been steadily making a name for themselves in the Lowlands following 6 Music airplay with their debut EP, 'Release', and followup 'Cellophane'. Their live set is raucous and expansive, while embedded with delicate harmonies.
«It’s all about good tunes, tight playing, a real sense of dynamics and a walk on the dark side.» — John Robb, Louder Than War
• Jacques Tsiantar: Edinburgh’s one and only two minute, volunteer lead playwright. Hailing from Manchester, Jacques has brought Interrobang audiences mirth and mischief from the very beginning.
• Ricky Monahan-Brown & Beth Cochrane: Interrobang co-pioneers, these two scamps like to fondly remind anyone who will listen that they won Best Regular Spoken Word Night at the Saboteur Awards, 2017. They’re residents at the Biscuit Factory, and did they mention they run an award winning spoken word night?!
Suggested £5 on the door