Book Fringe
Edinburgh's alternative book festival of ideas

What's On

2019 Programme

All our events are free + unticketed


Lighthouse events start at 1.00pm and last for 30 minutes

Golden Hare events start at 6.30pm and last for one hour

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Queer Words with Queer Poets

  • LIGHTHOUSE - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop 43-45 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9DB United Kingdom (map)

spoken word with AR Crow, Jeremy Dixon + Freddie Alexander

From a queer poetry scene that is bursting with talent, we've gathered poets AR Crow, Jeremy Dixon and Freddie Alexander to share thoughts on the LGBTQ+ literary landscape.

Jeremy Dixon’s brilliantly witty first collection In Retail is published by lesbian owned poetry publisher Arachne Press. 

AR Crow is a poet and performer whose work recently appeared in the celebrated We Were Always Here anthology from 404Ink. 

Last but not least Freddie Alexander has been published by Edinburgh-based queer publisher Knight Errant Press, as well as 404 Ink, Scotsgay and Gutter Magazine. He also hosts the famous Inky Fingers, one of Edinburgh’s hottest Spoken Word events, which takes place each month at Lighthouse.

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Featured Book

We Were Always Here: A Queer Words Anthology edited by Ryan Vance & Michael Lee Richardson

404 Ink, 2018

Later Event: August 6
Fabulosa! The Story of Polari