Tuesday, 6 November 2018

First Day at the Forest

I had a great day today on the first day of my week as the Poet Laureate of the Forest Cafe Free Shop!

The Forest Cafe is an essential part of alternative Edinburgh and tends to be full of students and artists. It has a great menu, including brilliant vegan burritos and a wide range of teas

The free shop is an eclectic selection of clothing, music, films, books, toys, electric cables, art supplies and all kinds of things that you can browse and take away.

The cafe is decorated with art works including this lovely mobile

Over the next week I'll be spending a lot of time in the cafe, drinking tea (and eating burritos!), searching through the free shop for inspiration, chatting to other artists and writing poetry and making collages. I've also donated a couple of items to the Free Shop and managed to sneak some poetry into this one

The writing workshop will be at 3pm Sunday 11 November (the Facebook event is here) and the poetry reading will be at 4pm Monday 12 November (the Facebook event is here). Feel free to come along to either of those events if you can and if you're around Tollcross any time that week feel free to pop in and see if I'm around!


eileeninmd said...

Hello, sounds like a fun time and event at the cafe. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

The vegan burritos sound good!

RG said...

Burritos!!!!! A grand compliment to enviro studies!! Almost as good as Snickers....

Angie said...

Congratulations, poet laureate! Looks like a fun place to hang out, especially if it has good burritos! Thanks for your recent visit to my blog.