8pm Thursday 13th May 2021
A cabaret of mythic proportions! This live event will feature myth and folklore influenced music, prose and poetry readings, plus a bonus extra-special inside look at the process of designing a tabletop RPG adventure.
With Rachel Plummer, Lewis Clarke, Katalina Watt, Lyndsey Croal, Brian Tyrrell and Rhiannon A Grist. Your MC for this evening – Eris Young.
Eris Young is an author and editor of speculative fiction. Their work has appeared in venues such as Escape Pod, Fusion Fragment and Shoreline of Infinity, as well as anthologies such as Uncanny Bodies from Luna Press Publishing. They are the writer in residence at Lighthouse, Edinburgh’s radical bookshop, and in 2020 they received a Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award for fiction.
Lewis Clarke is a non-binary composer and producer based in Glasgow, who writes music for film, TV, and the tabletop roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons; striving to always treat music as a storytelling device.They also produce bubblegum pop music, accompanied by surreal, homemade music videos — under the pseudonym Lew-C. Wherever on this eclectic spectrum of sound their music falls, you can guarantee it’ll be theatrical, inventive, and full of surprises.
Katalina Watt‘s writing was Longlisted for Penguin WriteNow 2020 and has been published in various anthologies and magazines including Haunted Voices, Unspeakable, and Extra Teeth. She is currently working on her debut short story collection inspired by Filipinx folklore. Katalina is also Audio and Digital Executive for Canongate Books and Audio Director for khōréō, a speculative fiction magazine publishing immigrant and diaspora authors.
Rachel Plummer is a poet living in Edinburgh. She is a Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award winner and her poetry has been published widely in magazines and anthologies. In 2017 she published a pamphlet of sci-fi poetry with House Press. Wain, Rachel’s collection of reimagined Scottish myths, was published by The Emma Press in 2019, and nominated for a Carnegie medal.
Lyndsey Croal is an Edinburgh-based science fiction and fantasy writer. She received a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award last year and is working on her debut novel. Her work has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies, and her debut audio drama ‘Daughter of Fire and Water’ drawing on Scottish Folklore, was released by the Alternative Stories and Fake Realities podcast in February. She is also co-founder of Edinburgh Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers, and enjoys being part of such an exciting Scottish SFF scene. You can find her on Twitter as @writerlynds or via www.lyndseycroal.co.uk.
Brian Tyrrell is a game designer, writer, illustrator and project manager at Dungeons on a Dime Press. His book, In The Red, can be found in bookstores internationally, and his games Vice & Virtue and Scurry are available at doad.co.uk.
Rhiannon A Grist is a Welsh writer of Weird, Speculative and Horror fiction. Her work has featured in Shoreline of Infinity, Gutter Magazine and the Best of British Science Fiction 2019. You can follow her on twitter at @RhiannonAGrist.