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New Words 2010

Diverse Voices

Featuring poets John Glenday, Paulina Vanderbilt and E. E. Chandler with musical accompaniment from Colin Edwards


Tuesday 28 September 2010
7pm – 9pm

Review by
Robert Ramsay

Aberdeen Arts Centre, Aberdeen [Map]

Admission £5

Three of our most talented poets provide a diverse selection of poetry from their repertoires.

John Glenday

John Glenday is the author of three collections: The Apple Ghost (Peterloo 1989) was a Scottish Arts Council Book Award winner; Undark (Peterloo 1995) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation; Grain (Picador 2009) was also a PBS recommendation, and shortlisted for both the Ted Hughes Award and the Griffin International Poetry Prize. He has previously been Scottish/Canadian Exchange Fellow at the University of Alberta, and his work has been widely anthologised.

Paulina Vanderbilt

After her successful readings in last year's Wordfringe, which launched her chapbook In Search of Salt, we welcome back Paulina Vanderbilt to Aberdeen. Her poetry is eclectic, sensual, and ranges over many subjects including love, family and Bruce Springsteen.

E. E. Chandler

E. E. Chandler is native to Aberdeen. Fairly new to the writing scene, she is working on her first collection of poems and trying out short stories. She writes to remember and reads to forget. Favourite themes include madness, unfamiliar places and failing relationships (sometimes all together).

Colin Edwards

With a background in traditional music and song and years of experience performing on the UK folk club circuit, Colin Edwards's repertoire covers a wide variety of musical styles, humorous and heart warming, old music-hall songs, trad folk ballads and some not so well known gems acquired while travelling round the clubs.

From 1991 to 2003 he developed composing and arranging skills through writing music for professional theatre companies in Oxfordshire. Colin is currently collaborating with writers, storytellers and musicians in Aberdeenshire.

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Promoted by

Spring Tides Poetry Group

Supported by

Aberdeen City Council
Aberdeen Arts Centre
Scottish Book Trust
North East Writers

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