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Wordfringe 2006

The Word Birds

Sue Vickerman, Fiona Ritchie Walker, Sally Evans & Lyn Moir

Thursday 25 May 2006


Books and Beans, 22 Belmont Street

Admission Free

Free wine and nibbles provided by TRAIDCRAFT
Bucket collection in aid of CHILDREN 1ST

The Word Birds

THE WORD BIRDS have performed UK wide – a flock of women poets who take a bird's eye view of the world of human relationships. Join them on their flights of fancy – and prepare to have your feathers ruffled.

Sue Vickerman's second collection The social decline of the oystercatcher (Biscuit Press) is 'piercingly topical' (Magnus Magnusson), 'witty, longsighted' (UA Fanthorpe), and Sandi Toksvig 'loved it'. Sue has toured with the Arrowhead poets and received grants from the English and Scottish Arts Councils. She lives in a lighthouse near Aberdeen.

Sue Vickerman
Fiona Ritchie Walker

Fiona Ritchie Walker is originally from Montrose, now living near Newcastle. She has two poetry collections: Lip Reading and Garibaldi's Legs. Her chapbook Angus Palette (Sand), with illustrations by her sister Kirsten Ritchie Walker, is published in April. In 2004 she received a Northern Promise Award from New Writing North.

Published poet Sally Evans has performed her poetry in many different venues. She edits the magazine Poetry Scotland and runs her own website. In 2000 Sally and her husband moved their bookshop from Edinburgh to Callander to live in the countryside that inspires her poetry.

Sally Evans
 Lyn Moir

Lyn Moir's Me and Galileo (2001)and Breakers' Yard (2003) are published by Arrowhead Press. She is currently working on a collection based on Velázquez's Las Meninas and Picasso's versions of it. She lives in St Andrews, at the harbour, and has become ipso facto a bird poet.

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