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The spoken word section of the Edinburgh Fringe has grown considerably in recent years, and this is where you’ll find coverage of all the shows falling under that genre, plus wordy-based talks, debates, readings and other such events within the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Festival Of Politics.

Luke Wright: The stay-at-Fringe dandy
Luke Wright: The stay-at-Fringe dandy

27 August 2015

Luke Wright has been a stand-out name in the Fringe’s spoken word strand for way...

Three To See on 26 Aug: Monkey Poet, Emma Hall, 1972
Three To See on 26 Aug: Monkey Poet, Emma Hall, 1972

25 August 2015

Three recommended shows for Wednesday at the Edinburgh Festival 2015. Monkey Poet – Spaceage Simian (pictured) ThreeWeeks Editors’...

Three To See on 22 Aug: Poetry Can F*ck Off, Blind Man’s Song, Da-Da-Darling
Three To See on 22 Aug: Poetry Can F*ck Off, Blind Man’s Song, Da-Da-Darling

21 August 2015

Three recommended shows for Saturday at the Edinburgh Festival 2015. Poetry Can F*ck Off You have just one more...

Stephen Tobolowsky: Opening his files for the Fringe
Stephen Tobolowsky: Opening his files for the Fringe

20 August 2015

You’re sure to recognise Hollywood character actor Stephen Tobolowsky from the countless films and TV...

Poetry Corner #06: by James Bran
Poetry Corner #06: by James Bran

18 August 2015

ThreeWeeks invites Fringe-favourite poets to put some words to paper – or a portable device...

Poetry Corner #05: by Elvis McGonagall
Poetry Corner #05: by Elvis McGonagall

17 August 2015

ThreeWeeks invites Fringe-favourite poets to put some words to paper – or a portable device...

Ben Norris: Talking love, loss and motorways
Ben Norris: Talking love, loss and motorways

16 August 2015

In his “one-man show about love, loss and motorways” - ‘The Hitchhiker's Guide To The...

ThreeWeeks co-Editor to take to the Fringe stage with a free speech
ThreeWeeks co-Editor to take to the Fringe stage with a free speech

13 August 2015

So, OK, a little bit of self promotion from Team ThreeWeeks today. Because tomorrow ThreeWeeks co-founder...

Poetry Corner #04: by Dan Simpson and Oli Forsyth from Stand Up & Slam!
Poetry Corner #04: by Dan Simpson and Oli Forsyth from Stand Up & Slam!

12 August 2015

ThreeWeeks invites Fringe-favourite poets to put some words to paper – or a portable device...

Poetry Corner #03: by Clair Whitefield
Poetry Corner #03: by Clair Whitefield

10 August 2015

ThreeWeeks invites Fringe-favourite poets to put some words to paper – or a portable device of...

Three To See ED2015: Politics Festival
Three To See ED2015: Politics Festival

9 August 2015

In her final batch of pre-Festival Three To See tips, ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses looks...

Hannah Chutzpah: Answering our questions so nicely
Hannah Chutzpah: Answering our questions so nicely

8 August 2015

Our reviewer loved Hannah Chutzpah's spoken word show at Fringe 2014 declaring that it was...

Three To See ED2015: Book Festival
Three To See ED2015: Book Festival

8 August 2015

We are getting close to the end of Caro's pre-festival Three To See tips now,...

Chris Cooke: Speaking freely this Festival
Chris Cooke: Speaking freely this Festival

3 August 2015

As ThreeWeeks sets out to cover the Edinburgh Festival for the twentieth consecutive year, co-Founder...

Three To See ED2015: Spoken Word Solo Pieces
Three To See ED2015: Spoken Word Solo Pieces

2 August 2015

More spoken word recommendations from ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses now, this time solo pieces. Asking Nicely We...

Three To See ED2015: Spoken Word Group Efforts
Three To See ED2015: Spoken Word Group Efforts

2 August 2015

Today ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses puts the spotlight on the spoken word programme, this time...

Poetry Corner #01: by Matthew Harvey (Auckland, New Zealand)
Poetry Corner #01: by Matthew Harvey (Auckland, New Zealand)

30 July 2015

ThreeWeeks invites Fringe-favourite poets to put some words to paper – or a portable device...

 

Look out for spoken word reviews here in August.

  • TW Podcast at the Edinburgh Festival 28.08.15
  • Comedy awards flow at the Edinburgh Fringe
  • ThreeWeeks Editors’ Awards presented for 2015
  • Three To See on 29 Aug: Edmund The Learned Pig, The Remnants, Going Viral
  • Total Theatre Awards presented for 2015
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