Shoreline Of Infinity Pushing the Boat Out

Join Shoreline at Edinburgh’s first International poetry Festival.

Tighten your VR goggles, stabilize your dimensional tracker and prepare for a poetic voyage through Virtual and Other Realities.

Explore poems about video games and alternate timelines, augmented reality and parallel universes, with poetry readings from Stephen Sexton, Rachel Plummer, Elspeth Wilson and Jeda Pearl.

Hosted by Russell Jones, deputy and poetry editor of science fiction magazine, Shoreline of Infinity.

5pm, 17th October at Summerhall Arts Centre.

Push The Boat Out (PTBO) is Scotland’s newest poetry festival. PTBO is inspired by the vibrancy and range of contemporary poetry, hip hop, and spoken word coming out of Scotland, the UK, and further afield.

Aiming not only to give poetry a new platform, but to create an environment where all variations of this vital artform are encouraged to grow, evolve and even collide, the festival explores fresh, inventive ways to bring poetry and audiences together by challenging perceptions of what poetry is and how it can be enjoyed.

From Scotland’s new makar Kathleen Jamie, to Scottish Album of the Year Award winner, Nova Scotia the Truth, and from sound installations to games of skittles, experience a bold new way of presenting poetry this October 15-17th, at Summerhall Arts Centre, Edinburgh.