The Scottish Spoken Word Showcase is being held next week in Edinburgh (Credit – Edinburgh International Book Festival)

A showcase of the creativity, diversity an strength o the spoken wird in Scotland is being held at the Edinburgh International Book Festival next week.

The Central Hall in Edinburgh will host the Scottish Spoken Word Showcase on Tuesday 23rd August between 8.30pm an 10pm.

It includes an insight into airtists inspirations an a celebration o Scotland spoken wirds’ lineage an tradition, while also highlighting some remarkable airtists.

The event will be hosted bi poet an Creative Director o ‘I Am Loud Poets Productions’, Kevin Mclean, wi Bee Asha, BEMZ, Dave Hook, Gray Crosbie, Joe Gilbert, Mae Diansangu, Kevin P Gilday an Victoria McNulty featurin as pairt o the showcase.