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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

Spirit of the Deveron

Huntly Writers launch their first anthology

Wednesday 21 May 2008

Duff House, Banff [Venue 11]

Duff House at Banff was the beautiful setting for the launch of the Huntly Writers anthology Spirit of the Deveron. With work ranging from the formal and traditional to wry, humorous post modern experimentation, this is a collection packed full of interest and originality. Huntly Writers were mindful of presentation, and incorporated music, dance and instantaneous video into the launch show, adding multimedia depth to the authors' vivid, entertaining readings. There is a strong Doric presence in this anthology from Linda Smith, Phyllis Goodall and Margaret Grant, balanced with a history from Anne Forbes of the Forbes/Gordon feuds at the time of Mary Queen of Scots, and the title of Chris Andrews' Hip-Hop Hymns brings us intriguingly bang up to date. Brian King incorporated Emily White and her trombone into his poem, and as well as reading his own work, poet Haworth Hodgkinson provided haunting music to a reading of Messenger by Maureen Ross whose white clothes served as a living screen for dancer Leán Coetzer's simultaneously danced and videoed interpretation of the poem. A memorable Wordfringe 2008 evening from Huntly Writers.

Spirit of the Deveron: ISBN 978-0-9555347-1-3

Leán Coetzer, dancer, is supported by Aberdeenshire Arts Development

Emily White, trombonist with Deveron Arts

Sheila Reid

Promoted by

Huntly Writers

Supported by

Duff House, Banff
Gordon Forum for the Arts
Aberdeenshire Council
Aberdeenshire Towns Partnership


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