I mix spoken word, stories and the occasional song. I love to invite the audience to participate. Here’s how other people describe me:

Totally mesmerizing.. (Kevin Cadwallender, Publisher, Author, Performer, Commissioning Editor for Red Squirrel Press)

There’s no-one quite like puffin-loving banana fan Emily Dodd and her magical blend of song, story and poem. Edward Lear, Dr Seuss and A. A. Milne collide…. (Peggy Hughes, West Port Book Festival)

Disarmingly charming.. (Elspeth Murray, Freelance Poet)

I love your stuff (Harry Baker, World Poetry Slam Champion)


Jan 16th: Illicit Ink Happy Verse Day II at Pulp Fiction Books, Edinburgh 7-10pm. One of many performing poetry to lift the spirits on a cold January day. Interview feature with me on Illicit Ink here

March 8th: Stories II at Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh, 7pm. A compilation of music & poetry building on the success of the first stories and raising some funds for Alzheimer’s. Musical acts include Chasing Owls and The Jepettos (all the way from NI). I’ll be doing a couple of poems too. £5

June 26th: Spoken Word artist at Solas Festival, Perthshire 4.30pm. I’m also doing a rockets show and storytelling as part of the children’s programme. More here.

August 24th: Storytelling at Unbound, Edinburgh International Book Festival 9.00pm. ‘From the Strip’ graphic fiction night. I’m performing a story while Guardian cartoonist Stephen Collins draws it. UPDATE: Read about it here.

October 23rd: Compere at Brave New Words, Inspace, Edinburgh 7.00 for 7.30pm. Event on the Interplay between science and writing. More here.

November 1st: Writer and performer at Apocalypse New, Scottish Storytelling Centre Netherbow Theatre, 8pm. A group of writers have been commissioned to write and perform a section of a seven part story set 10 years in the future in Edinburgh in an apocalypse. Look out for zombies!


October 23rd: Inky Fingers Open Mic Event at the New Forest Cafe, Edinburgh 8 – 11pm. Featured Poet with Jim Monachan. Open mic slots also available, details here.

October 7th: Walking, Talking Writing. Lapidus event for The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival at Kelvingrove, Glasgow. 12 – 4pm. Exciting performances including Liz Lochhead and many more. I’m performing at 1pm and will be around all day on a stall with the bananas.

October 5th: The Library at Night, Gala Opening event for the Portobello Book Festival. Edinburgh. Portobello Library, 8 -10.30pm. Ten performers sharing work created for the library at night writing competition. I’m performing a new stop frame animation script ‘The Books Are Coming’. Get tickets from the Library.

October 4th: Inky Fingers Porty Poetry Bash on National Poetry Day at Portobello Library, Edinburgh 7-9pm. I’m doing a new poem about maths and the universe as part of the open mic session. Read after thoughts from Inky Fingers here.

August 6th: Science and Poetry at Pulp Fiction Books, Edinburgh 6.30 – 8.30 pm. Opening event of the Inky Fingers Mini Fest, part of the Fringe Festival. A relaxed set of readings exploring the many worlds of science through sparkling spoken word. Featuring local poets and a set from World Slam Champion, Harry Baker! More here.

July 13th: Pea Green Poetry at Looking Glass Books, Edinburgh 6.45pm. Featured Poet at for an evening of poetry about childhood, fantasies and the desire for escape. Fundraiser for Theater Paradok. Here’s the facebook event page.

June 13th: 10Red Spoken Word at the Persevere, Leith, Edinburgh. I’m one of ten poets performing a 10 minute poetry slot. Video trailer here.

June 11th: Blind Poetics at the Blind Poet, Edinburgh: I’m the featured poet at this event with a 20 minute poetry slot. There are open mic slots if you’re up for performing too.

April 24th: Electric Tales at the Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh: I’m doing a 15 minute storytelling slot, I’m bringing the solar-powered bees…

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