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Wordfringe 2006

Poetry Broadcast

Olivia McMahon, Haworth Hodgkinson & Paulina Vanderbilt

Sunday 14 May 2006


Me FM (105.8FM)

Dead Good Poets present the first in a series of three fifteen-minute poetry readings broadcast on Sunday afternoons at 3.45pm. These will include Doric and English poems written and read by some of the leading published poets of the North-East of Scotland.

The readings are broadcast by Multi-Ethnic Aberdeen Limited and the poems will reflect some of the concerns and themes of a multi-ethic society.

Tune in to Me FM (105.8FM).

Olivia McMahon

Olivia McMahon was born in England of Irish parents and lives in the North-East of Scotland. For many years she organised pre-session courses at the university for postgraduate students coming from all parts of the world. Also for many years she was a language trainer for workers in the North Sea oil industry. She has taught and trained teachers in Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Hungary, Poland and Sudan. She is now a full time writer, working on her third novel, and with a book of poems Domestic Verses published by Koo Press in Spring 2005.

Born in Lancashire, but resident in North-East Scotland for twenty years, Haworth Hodgkinson is best known as a poet, but he also writes short stories and is involved in music and theatre. He chaired the Lemon Tree Writers in Aberdeen from 1999 to 2005 and was literature editor for the erstwhile Spot. His poetry has appeared in Storm, Pushing Out the Boat, The Broken Fiddle, Breaking New Ground and New Writing Scotland, as well as on the Dead Good Poets and Spring Tides websites. He is the Founder and Director of wordfringe.

Haworth Hodgkinson
Paulina Vanderbilt

When not in pursuit of Bruce Springsteen, Paulina Vanderbilt likes to follow her dreams. She came to Aberdeen fourteen years ago and has made it sit up and take notice. She has written one panto and two musical reviews, all of which have been staged to full houses. She writes children's fiction, for the very young and for teenagers – a species she loves and the only reason why she's still teacher… who said long holidays? And of course, she dabbles in poetry. It's a great discipline for saying only the absolute necessary, something that still needs improvement in her fiction. Her greatest inspirations are Toni Morison, John Steinbeck and Vernon Scannell.

Multi-Ethnic Aberdeen Limited

Sponsored by Dead Good Poets in association with Multi-Ethnic Aberdeen Limited