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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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Laughter, Love, Lochnagar

Maureen Ross, Brian Lawrie & Douglas Kynoch

Friday 25 May 2007

Better Read Books, Ellon [Venue 14]

Admission Free

Koo Press Poetry presents


Douglas Kynoch will share a little humour from welcome moments to uninvited guests.


Maureen Ross lends some of her intimate observations on relationships and life.


Brian Lawrie wanders through the rugged beauty of the Cairngorm landscape.

Douglas Kynoch

Douglas Kynoch is an Aberdonian. He has worked for Grampian TV and BBC TV. His chapbook Uninvited Guests was published in 2004 by Koo Press. He reads his elegant work regularly at Books and Beans with great style.

Maureen Ross

Maureen Ross was born and brought up in the North-East of Scotland and has written poetry for most of her life. Some of it has seen the light of day in recent years in Pushing Out the Boat and Storm. Koo Press published a chapbook of her work Day Moth in 2006. She is a member of Huntly Writers and through this group has been involved in various poetry readings and performances. Readers of last year's biographical note will be pleased to note that her dog has now stopped eating the house (however she is having to get a new kitchen) and the grandchildren and doing fine.

Brian Lawrie

Brian Lawrie was born in Aberdeen and continues to live there. He is married with two sons. His parents fostered an early enthusiasm for the hills of Scotland and he has walked and climbed since, particularly in the Cairngorms. He hopes his poems will reach out to others who feel the magic of a place, wherever that may be.

Promoted by

Koo Press

Supported by

Better Read Books & Gifts


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