Front row from  L to R : Lynsey Calderwood, Irene Brown, Janie McKie,

                                             Elaine Feeney and Mandy Haggith

                                             Back from L to R: Stephanie Green and Patricia Ace


                                 Loose Tongues at the Underword Spoken Word Free Edinburgh Fringe, 2009

                                   at Fingers Piano Bar,  Frederick St., Edinburgh See underword.co.uk/       

                                  11th August 7.50pm to 8.40pm     


Performer info:  Patricia Ace, (her pamphlet 'First Blood' is published by Happenstance,) Lynsey Calderwood,(lively and witty Glaswegian), Elaine Feeney, (Winner of the Galway Cuirt Slam recently), Jane McKie (our literary star published by Cinnamon and  Polygon ), and original LT member, Mandy Haggith (Eco-Warrior and leaf-sized zen poet , published by Two Ravens Press) and Stephanie Green   (your MC).


Guest Biogs 

Lynsey Calderwood is a poet and prose writer.  Her autobiographical novel 'Cracked' about brain damage and having to learn to speak again  at age 14 was an exciting and experimental debut  and she has not stopped talking, and writing since.  She is now 'reinventing herself' as a writer and learning the sax but we're sorry she won't be playing tonight.  Always  inventive and witty, Lynsey will astound you.

Elaine Feeney grew up on a farm in the west of ireland. she has performed her work widely including the Lipica festival in Slovenia and the Cuirt Festival of literature. She won the Cuirt Slam in 2008, and will travel to the US soon to perform her work. Elaine has published her first short collection of poetry, and has a collection forthcoming with Salmon publishers. She also writes drama. She is a mum of two, a teacher, feisty and busy letting her nails grow.


 Irene Brown: born in Glasgow, now lives in Edinburgh.  She  writes  in Scots and English and is well known for her dry wit on topical issues.  Much published in newspapers and broadcast on radio. Her pamphlet 'Glass Slippers' was published by Calder Wood Press, 2009.





                                Loose Tongues: Stephanie Green, Mandy Haggith, Eunice Buchanan with Kathleen Graham,

                                Gaelic singer and clarsach  at the Temperate Palm House, Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh,

                                October, 2007


                                           Mandy                                                                                                                             Eunice



                                                                                      Kathleen Graham 



                                                      Temperate Palm House, Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh


   Mio Shapley, singer and koto player, at Loose Tongues' event


                                                                            and guest readers Elizabeth Gold, Anne Connolly and Irene Brown    at the Scottish Poetry Library , Edinburgh to celebrate International Women's Day, March, 2007