Wordfringe 2009Programme StrandsEvent Calendar




1st–31st May 2009

Week 4

The Night Mare V Fear of Intimacy

Attila the Stockbroker and David Rovics

In Search of Salt

In Search of Salt

Poetry of Lighthouses

John Hegley

Drawing out the Creativity

Fredrik Sixten: Requiem

Week 5

The Word Birds

Voyager Poets

Not Drowning but Waving

Fresh Ayr

Young People's Poetry Competition Prizegiving

Stuart MacBride: Blind Eye


Closing Verses

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In Search of Salt

This event celebrates the new Koo Press chapbook by Paulina Vanderbilt


Wednesday 20 May 2009
7pm – 9pm

Review by
Bernard Briggs

Better Read Books, Ellon [Map]

Admission free
No booking required

In Search of Salt

Paulina brightened the North-East with poetry, song and drama before returning to her native Netherlands last summer. Now we welcome her back to read from her new collection of poems.

She will be supported by Gordon District performers Bryony Harrower (16) prize-winning poet and musician and Maureen Ross whose Koo Press chapbook Day Moth was widely acclaimed.

There will also be a short open mic session.

Paulina Vanderbilt

Paulina Vanderbilt

To Paulina Vanderbilt writing poetry is living the here and now. In her hectic days it is what keeps her sane. Reading her poems you will not be taught great truths or wise lessons; you will merely be invited to sit still, close your eyes and feel. In Search of Salt is Paulina's first proper chapbook, but she's been published in various publications, including Pushing Out the Boat, Meeting Points and There's a Bairn in my Broth. She recently moved to the Netherlands, but is delighted to return to launch her chapbook. She welcomes you to her moment of glory... ehhr..., of deep spiritual awakening... ehhr... her moment: come, chill and enjoy the magic of words!

Bryony Harrower

Bryony Harrower was born in February 1993. She is a pupil at Robert Gordon's College and lives with her parents and three sisters in Alford. Bryony has been writing short stories and poems since she was a child and has already won a number of prizes: Short story The Mirror's Secret was a 2008 Word Festival short story winner, Death's Voice was commended in the Animal Aid national poetry competition, she won the Poem in the Sand competition with Sea Woman, judged by the Blue Salt Collective, in 2008, and her poem The Courtesan won the Robert Gordon's College S5-S6 Poetry Competition in 2008.

Maureen Ross

Maureen Ross lives and works in the North-East of Scotland where she was born and brought up. She mainly writes poetry and is published in various anthologies and journals. In 2006 her first collection of poems Day Moth was published by Koo Press. She is a member of the Huntly Writers and regularly takes part in readings and event. Recently she has become interested in collaborative work with other artists.

Promoted by

Spring Tides Poetry Group
Dead Good Poets

Supported by

Better Read Books
Gordon Forum for the Arts
Aberdeenshire Council


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