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Poetry Aberdeen

North East Writers

Poetry Aberdeen

Aberdeen's popular monthly poetry gathering

Poetry Aberdeen is a monthly poetry gathering, held on the last Thursday of the month, with extra events for the New Words festival in September, and occasional variations in December to avoid the holidays.

The format varies from month to month. Usually one or more guest poet is featured, often launching a new book. Sometimes there are also singers or musicians, and the evening normally includes time set aside for open floor slots. Bring your own latest poetry to try out on a friendly audience, or just come along to listen.

These monthly gatherings were established in 2003 under the name Dead Good Poets by the poet Gerard Rochford, and continued under his direction until May 2010, when Gerard stepped down and handed the coordination over to North East Writers.

We hope the basic format will remain essentially unchanged, with events on the last Thursday of every month, but after seven years at Books and Beans we are trying a new venue at the nearby Coffee House and experimenting with a new start time of 7pm, as well as a new stripy Poetry Aberdeen logo designed by Shade Wizard.

Come in plenty of time to be sure of getting a good seat, buy some food or a coffee, and settle down for an entertaining and stimulating evening in the company of some of the finest poets around.

There's a Poem in My Soup There's a Bairn in My Broth - book launch (photo by Roger Barnett) There's a Bairn in My Broth

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