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wordfringe 2007
1–31 May


Week 4

Monday 21 May
Aberdeen Arts Centre

Confessions and Rants
Wordfringe Festival Players in new drama from Wendy Ivers, Matthew Jupe, Pauline de Koning, Cal Wallace & Haworth Hodgkinson

Tuesday 22 May
Aberdeen Central Library

Michael Molden and Friends
Michael Molden, with poets from Ellon and Glasgow

Tuesday 22 May

Anything Prose: A Likely Story
Josh Artmeier, a vet pushed to the edge of sanity, with Helen Elizabeth Ramsey and her refreshingly diverse group of writers

Wednesday 23 May
Gordon Highlanders Museum

War and Peace: A Terrible Beauty
A meditation on war and peace, with Sheena Blackhall, Ian Watt, Paulina Vanderbilt, Morag Skene & Douglas Kynoch

Thursday 24 May
Books and Beans

A Loon and Three Quines
Poets Jim C. Wilson, Paulina Vanderbilt & Catriona Yule, with Margaret Preston (flute)

Friday 25 May
Better Read Books, Ellon

Laughter, Love, Lochnagar
Koo Press presents Maureen Ross, Brian Lawrie & Douglas Kynoch

Saturday 26 May
1pm — 3pm
Better Read Books, Ellon

Book Signing
Knotbrook Taylor & Haworth Hodgkinson

Sunday 27 May
Me FM (105.8FM)

wordfringe on the radio

Week 5

Monday 28 May

Strong words and sweet music, with Morag Skene, Gráinne Smith, Judith Taylor, James Hughes & Charlie Styles

Tuesday 29 May
Aberdeen Central Library

The Thinking Man's Axl Rose
Performance poet Ash Dickinson

Tuesday 29 May

Three Animal Tales
Martin Walsh's tales of a flying frog, a stroppy goose, and the pelican and the pigeon, with music by Haworth Hodgkinson

Wednesday 30 May
Duff House, Banff

Deveron Words: Catch the Moment
From the Cabrach to Banff Brig: Writers of the Deveron with Angus Dunn, Hilda Meers & Huntly Writers

Thursday 31 May
Books and Beans

There's a Poem in my Soup
A feast to celebrate the launch of a new book of poetry and recipes in aid of CHILDREN 1ST (RSSPCC)

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A Loon and Three Quines

Jim C. Wilson, Paulina Vanderbilt & Catriona Yule,
with Margaret Preston (flute)

Thursday 24 May 2007

Books and Beans [Venue 2]

Admission Free

Jim C. Wilson will leave the balmyness of Edinburgh. Paulina Vanderbilt will drift up from the cafés of Amsterdam. Catriona Yule will canter in from the grasslands of Grassic Gibbon. Margaret Preston, the Kincorth Wait, will wait on us. Together they will proffer poetry and flaunt a flute.

Jim C. Wilson (photo by Ian Young)

Jim C. Wilson's poetry has been widely published for nearly 25 years. His two collections are Cellos in Hell and The Loutra Hotel. He has twice won the Scottish International Poetry Competition, and has been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow since 2001. He has run Poetry in Practice workshops at Edinburgh University since 1994.

Photo by Ian Young.

Paulina Vanderbilt

Paulina Vanderbilt returns to wordfringe as a poet. After last year's event she travelled to Shetland in September with fellow Lemon Tree Writers to perform some of her poetry and had a blast. Last year might have been a taster, now she's ravished for more!

Catriona Yule (photo by Sally McIntosh)

Catriona Yule's poems have been published in Spinners and Spoons, Lapidus, Markings and most recently Northwords Now. She tutors English in Aberdeenshire and is currently working on her first poetry collection and trying to design a website.

Catriona also writes plays and fiction, and performs with the Blue Salt Collective — see them at Woodend Barn on 16th May.

Photo by Sally McIntosh

Margaret Preston

Margaret Preston was educated at Aberdeen University. Postgraduate studies took her to Trinity College London, and also private lessons with William Bennett, Lenore Smith and Rachel Brown. Concerts given during this period were in the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room.

Margaret plays with a number of groups including Apollo's Banquet, Aberdeen Sinfonietta, The Yggdrasil Quartet and with Joseph Long, Alina Bzhezhinska, and Anne Chaurand. Recitals have taken her to London, Canada, Norway, Belgium and Russia as well as throughout Scotland. Radio broadcasts have included BBC Radio Scotland, and Classic FM. Television appearances include University of Aberdeen educational documentaries and early music programmes. A Scottish Music CD for flute and piano with Joseph Long received good reviews from the British Flute Society Journal Pan. Margaret is currently involved in further recording projects with composer Stuart Mitchell who has topped the Classic FM charts.

Promoted by

Dead Good Poets

Supported by

Aberdeen Central Library
Aberdeen City Council
Books and Beans
Live Literature Scotland (Scottish Book Trust)
and an anonymous donor


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