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Details of the WordFringe Aberdeen event with dates, venues and performers. Includes information about the WordFringe Festival Players and guests at Word Fringe.
has been running since 2006 and compliments the Word Festival. WordFringe takes place in May and is an independent festival. It is run by the local writing community of the North East of Scotland and features local writers and invites international writers to their venues across Aberdeen and the Shire. The WordFringe Festival also celebrates new writing from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and the NE of Scotland.
takes place from the 1 to the 31 May 09. The full programme will appear on www.wordfringe.co.uk during March 2009.
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In the 1990s Banff and Buchan and Aberdeenshire Council employed Writers in Residence and the four writers who held this post will be special guests at WordFringe 08.
International guests invited to Word Fringe 2008 include four poets from Paris.
Other events at Word Fringe being held throughout Grampian include storytelling, poetry readings, fiction, music, dance, workshop events, poetry slam and visual images.
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WordFringe Festival Players
The resident theatre company, WordFringe Festival Players
, will present a new drama. Comedy Capers, the Aberdeen based comedy group, will also present a new comedy show. Read more about them on the AboutAberdeen Comedy Capers
The WordFringe festival director is Haworth Hodgkinson.
Further details about WordFringe with an event calendar, details of performers and venues can be found at the official Aberdeen WordFringe website of www.wordfringe.co.uk
Another AboutAberdeen.com page of interest is the Aberdeen Word Festival
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takes place from the 1 to the 29 May 08. In addition to home grown creative talent and national writers WordFringe 2008 will see several North East writers' groups launching anthologies of their work. More about this exciting event can be read at the site wordfringe.co.uk