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Poetry Aberdeen

North East Writers

Aberdeen Writers' Circle

Thursday 29 July 2010

The Coffee House
1 Gaelic Lane, Aberdeen AB10 1JF

Admission by donation

Poetry Aberdeen this month features poetry by members of Aberdeen Writers' Circle, the city's longest-established writers' group. The poets reading are Keith Murray, Ellena van Tebberen, Roger Barnett, Catriona Yule, Moira Brown and Gina Sherratt, with music by Andy Brown (guitar).

The evening will include open floor spots where you can read your own poetry.

Enjoy the poetry, enjoy the coffee, enjoy the atmosphere!

Keith Murray

Keith Murray is a poet and publisher currently engaged in exploring the mysteries of the human mind and the possibilities of achieving beauty through the complexities of the tragedy of histories imposed upon pleasant thought.

Ellena van Tebberen

Ellena van Tebberen was born in Brisbane, Australia. Influenced by such fantasy writers as J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and David Eddings, she has been writing since the age of thirteen, when following the example of a friend, she decided to become a writer too! With poetry published internationally, and a splattering of short stories in various anthologies, Ellena is currently working on the first novel of an adult's trilogy.

Roger Barnett

Roger Barnett started writing poems forty years ago as statements on how he felt about the world and society in general. He still finds this work very therapeutic even today. He likes to keep his poems as simple as possible, feeling that communication is the important thing.

Catriona Yule

Catriona Yule is an Aberdeen poet, short story writer and playwright.

In November 2007, her first poetry collection Shedding Skin was launched by Koo Press at Books and Beans and she has had poems published in Poetry Scotland (website), Northwords Now and Pushing Out the Boat. She is currently working on a second collection.

She will be performing at Pittenweem Arts Festival on 12th August and New Words festival in September 2010.

Moira Brown

Moira Brown, Co-Ordinator of Aberdeen Writers' Circle, writes mainly short stories and poems.

She has won a major prize in a Writing Magazine competition and has won/been placed in several other writing competitions. Several of her poems have been published in Reach small press magazine. Until fairly recently on the prose panel of Pushing Out the Boat, she is now on its copy editing team and spends her time battling with commas, semi-colons and misspellings.

Gina Sherratt

Gina Sherratt has lived in Scotland for 30 years and considers it home. Her loves are her extended family, near and far. Creative writing, especially prose, and delving into family history are her two passions. She is still searching for the skeleton in the closet.

Andy Brown

Andy Brown, well known in Aberdeen musical circles, is a peripatetic guitar teacher in city schools. After taking an L.T.C.L teaching diploma he studied jazz guitar at Leeds College of music. He composes and writes the lyrics for his own songs and can sometimes be heard at the Lemon Tree on a Sunday playing jazz with other musicians.

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