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

Full Wordfringe Calendar

In Search of Salt

This event celebrates the new Koo Press chapbook by Paulina Vanderbilt


Thursday 21 May 2009
6.30pm – 8pm

Review by
Rapunzel Wizard

Books and Beans, Aberdeen [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 is joined by two locally based poets, Doirena Culloty and E. E. Chandler, and there will 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!

Doirena Culloty

Doirena Culloty is a student nurse studying at RGU in Aberdeen. She was born and raised in Annaghmore, County Kerry, moved to Cork City to study childcare (hated it) and care of the elderly (loved it), then worked in a care home before moving to Aberdeen to pursue a career in nursing. When she moved to Aberdeen, she found inspiration from Aberdeen Writers' Circle and Dead Good Poets. Books and Beans is now her second home. Watch out for the girl with the short brown reddish hair and charming smile! She is here to write poetry.

E. E. Chandler

It might not sound like it but E. E. Chandler was born and brought up in Aberdeen and at a young age couldn't wait to leave. So it comes as a surprise to her after her travels to find herself happily living back there and she puts it down to the lure of the sea and the silver granite.

A member of the Lemon Tree Writers, she describes herself as a novice poet and wishes there were more hours in the day so she could fit in more writing practice. She is predominantly influenced by people and the way they interact, successfully or otherwise, and she loves to eavesdrop. She lives an active lifestyle with too many interests to list (oh, and don't ask what she does for a living: she'll only lie).

Promoted by

Dead Good Poets
Koo Press

Supported by

Books and Beans


Wordfringe 2009Programme StrandsEvent Calendar


Terms and Conditions • Website © HH0 2006–2016