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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


Renga Workshop with Colin Will

Sunday 29 March 2009
Brander Library, Huntly (map)

Admission £5 (£3 concession)

Event hosted by Huntly Writers

Renga is an ancient Japanese poetic form that is unique in being written collectively, by a group. Each member of the group contributes verses and discusses the poem as it grows, link by link. Each verse alternates 3-lines and 2-lines, moving through seasons and subjects according to a pattern — the schema. No experience of writing in this form is necessary — the poem is itself an absorbing and enjoyable learning process for all participants.

Colin Will

Colin Will has had four poetry collections published, the latest being Sushi & Chips (2006). He chairs the StAnza Festival; is webmaster for Poetry Scotland and is Poet Partner to Moray. He lives in Dunbar, and he has travelled widely — in Europe, America, Japan, China and Tibet — his poetry reflecting his travels and his background. He is an experienced renga master, and also writes and teaches other Japanese forms — haiku, haibun, tanka and others.

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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