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Sunday 8 March 2009
Migvie Church, Tarland

Poetry with Sheena Blackhall and Gerard Rochford

Sunday 8 March 2009
Left Bank, Tarland

Poetry with Kenneth Steven and Douglas W. Gray

Monday 23 March 2009
Station Hotel, Stonehaven

Writing Workshop with Magi Gibson

Friday 27 March 2009
Salmon Bothy, Portsoy

Viking Poetry: Ian Crockatt's Skald

Sunday 29 March 2009
Brander Library, Huntly

Renga Workshop with Colin Will

Wordfringe Spring Events
March 2009

Scottish Book Trust

Wordfringe presents a series of literary events across Aberdeenshire with the support of the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature scheme


Sheena Blackhall and Gerard Rochford

Sunday 8 March 2009
Migvie Church, Tarland (map)

Admission £5 (£3 concession)
or buy a combined ticket for this event and the reading later this evening by Kenneth Steven and Douglas W. Gray for £8 (£5 concession)

To reserve tickets, please email your name and requirements to reservations@wordfringe.co.uk

A chance to hear two the North-East's best known poets reading in the remarkable setting of Migvie Church. Read more about this venue on Undiscovered Scotland.

Sheena Blackhall

Sheena Blackhall is a poet, short story writer, novelist and illustrator. She is also a traditional ballad singer and storyteller, whose family roots are in the area around Migvie Church. From 1998-2003 she was Creative Writing Fellow in Scots at Aberdeen University's Elphinstone Institute, and in 2007 was Creative Writing Tutor with the Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies at Aberdeen University. Sheena writes in Scots and English. Two of her children's plays have been televised. She has published three Scots novellas, ten short story collections and over fifty poetry collections. She has won several national and regional awards for Scots poetry, Scots singing and ballad writing, and short story writing.

Gerard Rochford

Gerard Rochford's publications include Eating Eggs with Strangers, The Holy Family and Other Poems, and Figures of Stone (Koo Press). Founder member of Dead Good Poets, convenor of poetry readings at Books and Beans. He is included in Janice Galloway's selection of Best 20 Scottish Poems of 2006, for the Scottish Poetry Library. A featured poet on Poets Against the War, principal guest reader at Planet Earth, Victoria B.C. and recently at the launch of the Cromarty Film festival.

Wordfringe acknowledges the support of the following in making these events possible:

Philip Astor for making Migvie Church available.
Sera Irvine of Left Bank, Tarland.
Station Hotel, Stonehaven.
Huntly Writers and the Brander Library, Huntly.
Roger Goodyear and Anne McArthur of the Salmon Bothy, Portsoy.
Lisa Fraser, Gráinne Smith, Phyllis Goodall and Linda Smith for essential work behind the scenes.
Scottish Book Trust for funding the series.
Saskia Gibbon, Sheila Waterhouse and Marie Shaw of Aberdeenshire Council for continued support.

... and of course the writers:

Sheena Blackhall, Gerard Rochford, Kenneth Steven, Douglas W. Gray, Magi Gibson, Ian Crockatt and Colin Will.


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