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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


Writing Workshop with Magi Gibson

Monday 23 March 2009
Station Hotel, Stonehaven (map)

Admission £5 (£3 concession)

Magi Gibson is well known to North-East audiences from her time as Writer-in-Residence with Aberdeenshire Council. Many North-East writers remember the writing workshops she used to run in Stonehaven with great fondness, valuing highly Magi's support, encouragement and constructive criticism. We are delighted to be able to invite her back to Stonehaven to give another workshop, and we hope to see some old familiar faces as well as new. Magi's workshops always seemed to take place on story winter's nights — we may not be able to recreate the weather, but on a March evening in Stonehaven... who knows?

Please feel free to bring along a piece of your work, prose or poetry, for discussion, or just come along to enjoy the debate.

Come early for food at the Station Hotel from 5.30pm.

Magi Gibson

Poet and performer Magi Gibson lives in Glasgow. She has three grown-up children. She graduated from Glasgow University with a degree in French and German and taught languages until the birth of her first child. Since then she has held three Scottish Arts Council Fellowships and one Royal Literary Fund Fellowship. She has won prizes for poetry and short stories, and was recently named as Stirling's first Makar for nearly 500 years.

In 2007 she was awarded a Scottish Arts Council Bursary to enable her to develop her writing for older children and teens. Her first three novels for this age group, Sassy Blu, Eco-Warrior Babe, will be published by Puffin in 2009; the first comes out on 1st April and is Waterstone's Book of the Month.

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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