Typewronger Books runs a FREE events program, so you can turn up to any of these you like!

Edinburgh Launch of Cocoa and Nothing - 26/3/23 @ 5.30pm 

Join Spam Press for the Edinburgh Launch of 2023’s most confected new poetry collection! Cocoa and Nothing (Spam Press, 2023) is the culmination of a season of relay between what Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities called “the chocolate sprites”, inhabited here by Colin Herd and Maria Sledmere, fuelled by toothache, training and their favourite brand of iconic confectionary. Each poem is named after a variety of Ritter Sport and crystallises obsessively around the vibe affinity of each flavour.

This is a big book. It’s inside and out. It’s peace. Were you ever encouraged by anyone, even your greatest love to go on and on about flavors, food personalities. I think this is that friendship, two poets joining at the mouth to free themselves in a kind of a blaze of total orality. I want to lie in it. I love it cause I’m with it by the way.

— Eileen Myles See less

Open Mic Reboot VI - 19/4/23 @ 7pm 

Edinburgh's anarchic open mic night where there's no limit on what can be performed, only how much time performers get! We run for 90 minutes, and divide that time by the number of performers who sign up to get our set times. There's a bell 30 seconds before the end of each set, and a gong at the end which performers CANNOT go past! Sign up is 7-7.30 - comedy, music, poetry, short stories, film scripts, magic acts - we've had all sorts over the years, so just rock on down! 

Type-CAST! Paradise by Kae Tempest - 21/4/23 @ 6.30pm 

We are delighted to announce the next TypeCast!, our play reading group at Typewronger.

All you need is a copy of the play, which you may source yourself or purchase from the shop. We aim to do plays written by living authors to help support their continuing work.

Our events are not ticketed, but please email if you'd like to join in, so we can make sure there are enough copies available for purchase in the shop.

Take a seat on the welcoming stage of this little bookshop as we read aloud Paradise by Kae Tempest. We'll randomly assign parts on the night, and then get reading!

Philoctetes lives in a cave on a desolate island: the wartime hero is now a wounded outcast. Stranded for ten years, he sees a chance of escape when a young soldier appears with tales of Philoctetes' past glories. But with hope comes suspicion - and, as an old enemy emerges, he is faced with an even greater temptation: revenge.

Kae Tempest is now widely acknowledged as a revolutionary force in contemporary British poetry, music and drama; they continue to expand the range of their work with a new version of Sophocles' Philoctetes in a bold new translation. Like Brand New Ancients before it, Paradise shows Tempest's gift for lending the old tales an immediate contemporary relevance - and will find this timeless story a wide new audience