Words Per Minute

Words Per Minute

Sun 9 Jan 2011 | 4pm-6pm | £4

Spoken word, live music, film and performance on a Sunday afternoon.

Words Per Minute was set up in early 2010 by writer/performers Anneliese Mackintosh and Kirstin Innes, and after a very successful six months at Creation Studios and a high-profile collaboration with the Fence Collective, it’s now arrived at the Arches.

Previous acts have included novelists Ewan Morrison, Sophie Cooke, Rodge Glass, Suhayl Saadi, Duncan McLean, Doug Johnstone and Alan Bissett, musicians Adam Stafford, Swimmer One, Zorras, Eilidh MacAskill and DMC contender Bigg Taj, and performance from Gary McNair, Martin O’Connor and Kieran Hurley. Every acts gets ten minutes to impress the audience, no matter how famous they are, and it’s all rounded off with a set from resident DJ Miaoux Miaoux.

Check out the photos from previous Words Per Minute events on Flickr.

“In a short three months, Words Per Minute has enlivened the live literary scene in Scotland with its mix of genres and styles” The Herald

“A fine forum for the connections and collaborations that are the lifeblood of creativity” **** The Scotsman

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