Wordfringe 2009Programme StrandsEvent Calendar




1st–31st May 2009

Week 1

Makar Making

First Friday Fling with Janis MacKay

Pushing Out the Boat

Night at the Light

From Pennan to Penang


Trio Verso

Love as a Foreign Language

Week 2

Demented Eloquence Tag-Team Word Wrestling

Prometheus: A River Stained with Iron

Poetry Workshop

Cream of Strathbogie

Expect the Best: Elspeth Murray

Open Poetry Night

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Douglas W. Gray, Catriona Yule and Haworth Hodgkinson


Sunday 3 May 2009
3.30pm – 4.30pm

Review by
Maureen Ross

Pennan Village Hall [Map]

Admission £5 (concessions £3)
or £10 (concessions £6) for a ticket covering all three Pennan events
No booking required

Part of the North Coast Weekend
Part of New Words / New Sounds

Poet Douglas W. Gray reads from his new collection Lubrication (Blue Salt Publishing), which created a stir at its first public outing at a Wordfringe Spring event in Tarland in March 2009.

He is joined for a mixture of words and improvised music by Catriona Yule and Haworth Hodgkinson, two of the founder members of the multimedia performance Blue Salt Collective. Pennan audiences may remember them from their appearances here in 2003 and 2006.


Douglas W. Gray

Douglas W. Gray lives in Cove Bay; founder member of the Dead Good Poets, former editor of poetry magazines Storm and Spume, published widely. Awards include: second prize in the Northwords Open Poetry Competiton 1998, first prize in the Feile Filiochta Open Poetry Competiton and the Irish Times Perpetual Trophy 2001, second placed in the Scottish International Poetry Competition 2003, and winner of the Ayr 800 Open Poetry Competition 2005.

Catriona Yule

Catriona Yule is an Aberdeen poet, short story writer and playwright.

Her first full length play Birdhouse was staged at the Lemon Tree in February 2009. She has also written two one-act plays. Two Seconds was performed during Wordfringe 2008, and Kitten Heels was given a rehearsed reading at Aberdeen Arts Centre in 2005.

Her first poetry collection Shedding Skin was launched by Koo Press in 2007, and her poems have been published in many other publications. Her short stories have appeared in Pushing Out the Boat and The Eildon Tree.

See www.catrionayule.co.uk for more.

Haworth Hodgkinson

Haworth Hodgkinson is a poet and playwright, composer and improvising musician. Recent collaborations have been with dancers in fast+Dirty lab 2008 and with musicians in the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra. He performs as poet and musician with the multimedia Blue Salt Collective, and is the founder of Wordfringe and its offshoot theatre company Wordfringe Festival Players.

See www.haworthhodgkinson.co.uk for more.

Promoted by

Blue Salt Publishing

Supported by

Pennan Village Hall



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