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New Words 2010

Makar Matters

Spring Tides Poetry Group and friends, featuring special guest Sheena Blackhall, Makar of North-East Scotland


Tuesday 7 September 2010
7pm – 9pm

Aberdeen Arts Centre, Aberdeen [Map]

Admission free

Spring Tides Poetry Group presents a rich variety of poetry, from the spiritual to the secular, from the humorous to the full on rant, with special guest Sheena Blackhall.

Sheena Blackhall

Sheena Blackhall needs no introduction to North-East audiences. She has been an active poet and singer for many years and was appointed as Makar of North-East Scotland by the local writers' community. She continues to be prolific in her poetry and song and we welcome her to our first event in New Words. Her new book entitled Wittens is published by Diehard Poetry.

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Keith Murray

Keith Murray is also a very prolific poet, writing and producing chapbooks on his Malfranteaux Concepts on an almost weekly basis. His huge output of verbal gymnastics, eclectic in style, has been published many times over the years. His influences are very much in evidence in his work, but never plagiarised, in poems which are very much his own.

Mark Pithie

Mark Pithie is Aberdeen born and bred. He is just old enough to have known Aberdeen before the Oil Boom started and is still reeling from the noise of it. He likes to think of himself as The Poet of Disappearing Aberdeen and is inspired by Aberdeen past and present. His proposed chapbook Back Wynd of the Mind is at the preparation stage and should be out sometime this decade.

Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon is a relative newcomer to the poetry scene. He is inspired by Zen and Existentialism.

Valerie Faith Irvine-Fortescue

Valerie Faith Irvine-Fortescue has been writing poetry for most of her life. Her work is rooted in her Christian faith, sometimes reverential, sometimes humorous and playful. Her collection Love From Valerie collects works from more than sixty years of writing. This evening her poems will be read by Olivia McMahon and Brian Farrington, both respected poets on the local scene.

Promoted by

Spring Tides Poetry Group

Supported by

Aberdeen City Council
Aberdeen Arts Centre
North East Writers

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