#SYP101: Closing Performance by Jenny Lindsay


We’re absolutely thrilled to be joined by poet extraordinaire Jenny Lindsay who will close our conference on Friday 3 March. While most of our day looks at the business of books and how to get a job and succeed in the publishing world, we want to make sure that we do not forget about the reason we’re all in this industry: the authors! Without these fantastic creators we’d have nothing to shout about and little to send to print. Jenny will fire us up before we head away (to the pizza and wine party 🍕🍷🎉) with a creative provocation all about some of the new realities of being an author today.

About Jenny Lindsay

Jenny regularly performs all over Scotland and beyond with a blend of dry humour, social-commentary and story-telling. She has been variously described as “a distinctive voice, full of fire and passion,” (Scottish Review of Books),  as writing “poems of confidence and substance,” (Poetry Scotland) and as “full of hope, humanity and humour.” (Andrew Eaton-Lewis,The Scotsman). She was the ‘Rally’ of acclaimed literary cabaret Rally & Broad (2012 – 2016) and was the BBC Slam Champion in 2012. Her 2015 debut solo show Ire & Salt which explored power, artistic autonomy and empowerment, received a 4-star review from The Scotsman, with Gutter Magazine saying “Lindsay’s approach is defiant – belligerent even – taking to the stage as if staging a coup…Her coup is real: for a politically-rooted self-expression that many would doubtless prefer mute.” Her new spoken word project Flint & Pitch Productions launched in August 2016.