New Words 2011

Review: One Night Stand

A non-stop review in poetry, prose and music


Thursday 8 September 2011

Original listing

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen [Map]

Robert Ramsay and Martin Walsh

One Night Stand kicks off New Words 2011, the groundbreaking festival that features performances not only in Aberdeen but also at a number of venues in towns and villages throughout Aberdeenshire.

The festival got off to an impressive start last Thursday night with the Lemon Tree Writers One Night Stand, a non-stop revue of poetry, prose and music brought together and directed by Robert Ramsay. Seventeen members of the group entertained the audience with a selection of their writing that ranged from the dramatic to reflective to comical. Amongst those taking part were E. E. Chandler, Elizabeth Reinach, Knotbrook Taylor, Alasdair Gordon, Marie Joaquim, Martin Walsh, Richard Anderson, Robert Ramsay, Chris Andrews, Morna Annandale and Helen Elizabeth Ramsey with songs by Morag Skene, Colin Edwards and Tom Dailly and music by Simon Gall, Mike Rae and Haworth Hodgkinson.

Other events promoted by the Lemon Tree Writers at this year's New Words festival include Self Publishing a Novel, Steven Porter's experience with publishing his novel Countries of the World and the launch on Saturday 24 September at 11am in the Douglas Hotel of the latest Lemon Tree Writers chapbook Himself by the Seaside.

Established eighteen years ago, the Lemon Tree Writers meet fortnightly on Saturdays from 11am until 1pm in the Douglas Hotel, Market Street, Aberdeen to discuss new writing and organise readings and workshops. Over the years the group has produced a number of publications, the more recent of which are available from local bookshops or at any Lemon Tree Writers event.

Review by Elisabeth Hill

Above: Robert Ramsay and Martin Walsh

Right: Simon Gall and Colin Edwards

Photos by Knotbrook Taylor

Simon Gall and Colin Edwards

More images from One Night Stand

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Lemon Tree Writers

Supported by

The Lemon Tree
North East Writers


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