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CoastWord, Dunbar's festival of words, is a magical mix of singer songwriters, poets and writers.
CoastWord, Dunbar's festival of words, is a magical mix of singer songwriters, poets and writers.

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We did a little happy dance when we got a 'Yes!' from the fantastic Rally & Broad and we are thrilled beyond sensible to bring this literary cabaret to Dunbar. As the kids say, 'it's going to be awesome!' 

And now for the 'science' bit....

Rally & Broad are delighted to bring their eclectic mix of words, music and lyrical delight to Dunbar Science Festival! Celebrating the theme of 'Women in Science' and featuring hosts Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum; Scots singer songwriter Kirsty Law; science writer and performer Emily Dodd, poet Russell Jones and the surreal musical stylings of Zara Gladman. Come with open ears....

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Have a look at the latest blog from our wonderful Writer in Residence, Sheree Mack

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We are open for submissions from today!  Submissions close on the 14th march.  

Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity.
The Shortlist will be judged by acclaimed writer and poet Dilys Rose and the shortlisted writers will be given a place on Dilys’ writing workshop to be held on the Friday Afternoon of the Festival.

There will be a prize giving hosted by our Patron, Bernard MacLaverty on the Saturday Afternoon with the winners of the short story, flash fiction and poetry prize invited to read at our In the woods event at Lochend Community Woods on the Sunday morning.

The Shortlisted Writers will receive free tickets to all the events and workshops at the festival.

The Long Listed Writers will feature in an anthology to be launched at the Festival. 

#writing #writingcompetition #festivals2014  

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Can't believe +Hannah Lavery is away gallivanting in Edinburgh and leaving me to put the kids to bed with valentine's dinner for one! At least it's for a good reason. She's been selected by the +traversetheatre as one of their new talents for tonight's Words Words Words event. It's hard to put into words how proud I am, especially as she has achieved so much in such a short period of time. Selected by +scottishbooktrust two years in a row for publication in their wonderful anthologies, helping emerging writers through her creation +Appletree Writers and founder and creative director of +CoastWord, Dunbar's festival of words, now in it's second year and grown way beyond what she'd imagined. Love you so much sweetheart. Happy Valentine.

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Great article in the East Lothian Courier today.

#writing   #festivals2014   #eastlothian  
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We are looking for entries in both prose and poetry which are inspired by the woods and woodland. Feel free to interpret this in any way you wish, we only ask you to keep to the word limit of 2,500 words for prose, 500 words for flash fiction and 40 lines for poetry.

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Love is in the air! Only a week until the launch of this exciting writing project for the people of Dunbar and for all those who love our town.

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