Recent WORD Centre Events Summary

5th December first meeting of Klub Literacki – Polish Association Aberdeen, with WORD Centre Creative Compositions and Mapping the North-East Research projects

4th December – Café Lit, WORD Centre in partnership with Waterstones – featuring poet David Wheatley

3rd December – ‘Ghost Readers: stories from Scotland and beyond ‘– WORD Centre in partnership with Jen Shaw, event to complement Library Exhibition ‘City of Ghosts’.

28th November – Performance of four new compositions in traditional style, plus two new songs at Scottish Culture & Traditions’ Concert at MacRobert Lecture Theatre; WORD Centre Creative Compositions research project in partnership with Scottish Culture & Traditions Association and Vibrant Aberdeen (ACC Cultural Award Fund): as well as the performance the tunes, which will appear in Aberdeen University Press’s forthcoming volume The Aberdeen Collection, formed the basis of a 10 week teaching project involving 250 adult learners from throughout the city and shire.

20th November – G.S. Fraser Symposium and book launch

12th November - ‘Stories at Foodstory’: Liam Murray Bell and Wayne Price

7th November -  WORD and Sound Festival collaboration: Created by Aberdeen-based sound artists Pete Stollery and Suk-Jun Kim, with students from the MMus Sonic Arts programme at the University of Aberdeen, including music composed by Phillip Cooke and texts and poems by Wayne Price, Helen Lynch, Sheena Blackhall, Hazel Hutchison and Michael Brown.

6th November – Café Lit Waterstones/WORD Centre with Wayne Price

30th October - Aberdeen Creative Writing Alumna, Kirsten Innes, wins The Guardian’s Not-The-Booker Prize October 2015

28th October – Reading at Blackwells – poets Wayne Price and Martin Malone read from their new publications, Fossil Record and Cur

26th October – Poetry reading (with The Scottish Poetry Library in collaboration with the Saltire Society) at Aberdeen Maritime Museum: Douglas Dunn, Vicki Feaver and Diana Hendry reading poems written for Second Wind, a new volume of poems about age and ageing (part of the Scotland-wide Luminate Festival)

21st October Live online poetry reading with Stephen Burt and David Wheatley: ‘Transatlantic Poetry on Air (Live poetry reading and Q&A. Hosted by Jennifer Williams, Programme Manager at the Scottish Poetry Library).

9th October – Café Lit event with Helen Lynch

7th October APA Culture Café/ WORD event with Booker-prize winning author Ben Okri

24th September – WORD Centre Mapping the North-East Research Project/ Aberdeen University Press/Scottish Culture & Traditions Association: Book launch of A Puckle o Sangs, a collection of Scottish selected and sung by North-East singers ed. Grace Banks, at RGU, with ACC Cultural Award funding.

2nd September – APA /WORD Culture Café event with Jackie Kay

August 21st – WORD centre Associate Fellow, Leila Aboulela reads at The Edinburgh Book Festival

August 18th –WORD Centre Associate Fellow, Leila Aboulela reads from her fourth and latest novel, The Kindness of Enemies, Waterstones, Aberdeen

August 17th – Wayne Price reads from his newly published novel, Mercy Seat, at the Edinburgh Book Festival

June 29th Book launch of Silma Hil, latest novel by Aberdeen graduate Ian Moloney, event organised with with Freight Publishing , at The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen