Future events, Spring 2009

Saturday 2nd – Sunday 24th May


Exhibition of prints from ‘An Leabhar Mor’ and from Amnesty International’s ‘We are all Born Free’ as part of the WORD festival.


Saturday 2nd May

6pm – 8pm

All welcome


Friday May 8th

John Sampson and Stewart Hanratty

Eclectic wind instrument virtuoso John Sampson and song-writing, singer-guitarist Stewart Hanratty visit Tarland for a unique evening of music and bonhomie.


Tickets £7

Saturday 16th May 8pm

The Great Book Show

‘An Leabhar Mor’
with Kevin Anderson and poets Aonghas MacNeacail and L
ouis de Paor.

16th and 17th May
Word festival events

Saturday 16th May

Bookstart Rhymetime session

An event of books rhymes, songs and movement for children up to 4 years old and their parents or carers.

11am – 11.30 am


Sunday 17th May

Amnesty International Persecuted Writers

Many writers in the world risk their homes, their lives and their freedom, facing persecution for their writing. A fundamental human right is freedom of expression, yet it is one that is often denied. This event will feature the work of some of these writers read by Word Festival authors and local personalities.

Esther Woolfson – One of Aberdeen’s finest – well known for her memoir about a life with birds, Corvus, she has also recently published her first novel, Piano Angel.
Claire Keegan – One of Ireland’s masters of the short story.
Helen Lynch – Helen teaches at the University of Aberdeen’s English Department and was the winner of the 2008 Bluechrome Short Story Award.

1.30pm – 2.30pm


Friday May 29th

Helen Booth

Opening 6pm – 8.30pm

Sunday 31st May
Closing event for Wordfringe

Details to follow



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