This year for the first time, North-East Scotland's month-long festival of new writing
in performance takes place in September instead of May, and the festival will now
be called New Words instead of Wordfringe.
However we do have a short season of literary events in late May to whet your appetite
for the main feast in September. This programme has been created by a partnership
of North-East venues, promoters and publishers in association with North East
New Words artistic director Haworth Hodgkinson launches this
season with a poetry workshop at Woodend Barn exploring the use of places as inspiration.
Aberdeen-based novelists Bill Kirton and Olivia McMahon will read
from their latest books at Cellar 35, and Knotbrook Taylor will be the guest
poet at one of the ever-popular open poetry nights at Better Read Books that have
become a part of the literary calendar.
Michael William Molden will be signing copies of his new novel, there's a
launch of a new anthology of art-inspired poetry at Aberdeen Arts Centre, and Poetry
Aberdeen rounds the season off with the launch of the first collection from Aberdeenshire's
young and highly talented poet Bryony Harrower.
North East Writers would like to offer thanks to the following partners,
whose support has made this season possible:
Aberdeen Arts Centre
Better Read Books
Books and Beans
Look out for full details of the New Words 2010 festival on www.newwords.co.uk.