Cymera Festival Open Mic

img_1056I’m stoked to say I’ll be heading back to Edinburgh next month because I’ve been given a slot at Cymera Festival’s open mic!

Scotland’s first ever literary festival dedicated to sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writing is taking place at The Pleasence in Edinburgh from 7th-9th June.

As well as readings and talks from some of the world’s top genre writers — among them Gareth L. Powell, Richard K. Morgan, and Adrian (no middle initial) Tchaikovsky —  there will be (deep breath) writing workshops, book discussion groups, a creator’s hall, Shoreline of Infinity’s Event Horizon, plays, a quiz, and a ceilidh.

…Aaaand free open mic sessions on the Saturday and Sunday. I’ll be reading on Saturday, the event running from 2.30pm-3.30pm. The story will be brand new, previously unpublished, previously unperformed, so wish me luck!

There are still tickets available for individual events at the festival (I’ve just bagged myself tickets to see Richard K. Morgan talk about his latest book Thin Air on the Friday evening and Louis Greenberg, Sarah Lotz, and D.A. Watson discussing modern horror on Saturday afternoon – it’s gonna be a good weekend!) and you can see the full details and programme here.

Looking at the roster, it’s pretty amazing to be part of this even in a small way. Can’t wait!


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