Falkirk Storytelling Festival

Falkirk Storytelling Festival Spoken Word

Thursday 21st September

Falkirk Storytelling Festival Christopher Brookmyre

Christopher Brookmyre

7.30pm, Thur 21 Sept

The Faw Kirk, Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, FK1 1JN

Falkirk Storytelling Festival brings acclaimed Scottish crime author, Chris Brookmyre, to the Faw Kirk. His novels mix comedy, politics, social comment and action with a strong narrative MORE…

£6

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Friday 22nd September

Rooftop Writers present: Give It Your Best Shot

7.00pm, Fri 22 Sept

The Old Co-op Studios (top floor), 165-169 High Street, FK1 1DU

Rooftop Writers are proud to present “Give it Your Best Shot,” as part of the Falkirk Storytelling Festival 2017.

This is a spoken word event with a twist! Readers will score points for their performances, with prizes on offer for the most popular pieces. Readers will include members of the Rooftop Writers group, as well as some friends and special guests. The evening is BYOB, and a finger buffet will be provided.

The event will take place in an upstairs location and we regret that there is no lift access available.

Image courtesy of Sweet Pea Photography.

Free

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Friday Evening @ The Faw Kirk:
Suzanne Egerton, Kate Donne and Emma Mooney

7.30pm, Fri 22 Sept

The Faw Kirk, Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, FK1 1JN

Join us as we welcome three authors to the hall in the Faw Kirk as part of the Falkirk Storytelling Festival 2017.

This unique spoken word session features: Emma Mooney (author of ‘Wings To Fly‘ and ‘The Beautiful Game‘);  Kate Donne (‘The Wit and Wisdom of Bobby Chickenlegs Muldoon‘ and ‘Life and Love In The Gorbals‘); plus Suzanne Egerton (author of ‘Out Late With Friends and Regrets‘) together with appearances by Elizabeth Rimmer, George Colkitto, Colin Will, Finola Scott, Helen Boden and Ian Maxtone.

The event will take place in the hall adjacent to the main auditorium. It is presented by Events In The Faw Kirk in conjunction with The Write Angle. There will be a licenced bar.

Image courtesy of Sweet Pea Photography.

Free

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Saturday 23rd September

Write Angle present: An Exchange of Words

1.30 – 4.00pm, Sat 23 Sept

Coffee On Wooer (Upstairs), 2-4 Wooer Street, FK1 1NJ

The spoken word event with a difference, where performers deliver the words of others. Get your teeth into a poem you’ve always admired, deliver a short story in your own dramatic way, turn song into spoken words, turn spoken words into song. All things are possible at ‘An Exchange of Words’. Just – whatever you do – don’t change the words!

The event will take place in an upstairs location and we regret that there is no lift access available.

Free

(Donations welcome)

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Sunday 24th September

Literary Lounge

1.30 – 4.00pm, Sun 24 Sept

The Gin Lounge (upstairs at the Wine Library), 1 Princes Street, FK1 1LS

New Words; Flash Fiction, Poetry & Song, Guest Writers, New Writers, Acoustic Stories.

An afternoon to kickback and relax, when you can listen to some very talented writers and some acoustic stories.

The event will take place in an upstairs location and we regret that there is no lift access available.

Disclaimer: There may be some strong content.

Whilst the event is free, there will be a chance to make a donation for two local charities: Falkirk Foodbank and FDAMH ( Falkirk’s Mental Health Charity).

Free

(Donations welcome)

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Looking back. Down Memory Lane.
A conversation with Ian Scott.

2.00 – 4.00pm, Sun 24 Sept

The Howgate Shopping Centre, High Street, FK1 1HG

Falkirk Storytelling Festival is delighted to host this special event with Ian Scott. Falkirk’s well know historian reflects on the 300 articles he has written on the history of Falkirk that he has published in the Falkirk Herald including some humorous anecdotes behind the headline stories.

Ian Scott was until 1995 the Assistant Principal at Falkirk College where he taught history for a number of years. He is the present Chairman and past Director of the Saltire Society and a founder member of Falkirk Local History Society.

Join Ian for this insightful look into Falkirk’s past and enjoy the opportunity to ask Falkirk’s historian the questions you’ve always been curious about.

Free

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Falkirk Storytelling Festival Alan Bissett

Alan Bissett ‘More Moira Monologues’

7.30pm, Sun 24 Sept

Behind The Wall, 14 Melville Street, FK1 1HZ

Alan Bissett brings his hilarious sellout Fringe Hit to Falkirk as part of the Falkirk Storytelling Festival 2017. MORE…

£7

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