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wordfringe 2008

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Wordfringe 2008
Pushing Out the Boat
Everything but the Truth
Shetland Night
All Said and Dunne
Poetic Off Licence
Exploring Narrative Voices
New York Dialogues and Island Blethers
Four Paris Poets
Open Poetry Night
Building a Character through Dialogue
How to move your work forward
Ron Butlin with Aberdeen Writers' Circle
Poetry Scotland on the Road
Writing and Performing in Practice
Spirit of the Deveron
Poems of Quality
AB24: Poems from a Postcode
Poetry and Music of All the Faiths
Hooked by Emerald Froth
Demented Eloquence & Wordcraft Slam
Banchory Young Poets
Family Snaps
A Celebration of Childhood


Music, poetry and stories from George Gunn, Tom Bryan, Angus Dunn and Magi Gibson

Wednesday 7 May 2008

Duff House, Banff [Venue 11]

What do you get when you put all four previous North Aberdeenshire Writers in Residence in the same room, on the same evening? An excellent, rich, diverse, eclectic mix of poetry, story and song, that's what you get! George Gunn, Tom Bryan, Angus Dunn and Magi Gibson performed in the chronological order they had served writers in the area, and what a service they provided! From the development of the North-East's own literary magazines The Broken Fiddle through to the sophisticated, present Pushing Out the Boat, to the instigation of writing festivals, readings and solo publications, to the setting up and support of new writing groups, to the individual support and opportunities they gave to the many writers under their wing. The list goes on and on!

Apart from reminding us of their achievements, the evening was also a wonderful opportunity to hear what they had personally taken away from the area during their residency (a new partner, in one case!), what they had written during that time, what had inspired these writings and pieces they were working on at present. Add a glass of wine and a song performed beautifully by Stuart B. Campbell and all in all it was a sublime evening. Thank you to Haworth Hodgkinson for coming up with the idea and Huntly Writers for hosting it.

Morag Skene

Promoted by

Huntly Writers

Supported by

Duff House, Banff
Scottish Book Trust
Gordon Forum for the Arts
Aberdeenshire Council


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