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New Words 2010

Poetry Aberdeen events as part of the festival

Thursdays 2, 9 & 23 September 2010

The Coffee House
1 Gaelic Lane, Aberdeen AB10 1JF

Admission by donation

Rapunzel Wizard

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Thursday 2 September

Demented Eloquence

Sharp and comic performance poetry from Rapunzel Wizard and Amanda Aitken

An evening of performance poetry that will be both demented and eloquent. Where stand up comedy and poetry meet are the muddied waters inhabited by Rapunzel Wizard and Amanda Aitken. Their siren voices will entice you into the mire. Prepare for laughter, insight, and soiled footwear.

Thursday 9 September

Dumb Show

Poet, sound artist and light manipulator pick at the incomplete meanings of modern life

Building on last year's Nightmare show, Knotbrook Taylor and David Liddell have developed their sound and poetry performance as well as asking fellow artist Anton Beaver to do a dedicated light performance to augment the show.

The work itself explores the strangeness of modern life — touching upon themes such as online dating, mummification, identity and tattoos. It is dark, humorous and questioning.

Knotbrook Taylor

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Eddie Gibbons

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Thursday 23 September

What They Say About You

Eddie Gibbons reads from his new collection, joined by Olivia McMahon and Catriona Yule

Witty, moving and always ingenious.

If more poets wrote poems like this more people would read poems.

— some of the things that have been said about Eddie's poems. As for his performance of them, John Hegley has said of it that this changes from sad to happy from downbeat to zappy, all one enriching tapestry. Come and be enriched!

In this reading he is joined by poets Olivia McMahon and Catriona Yule.

New Words 2010

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