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Pre Festival Events

  • Poetry Writing Workshop - with guest Hannah Nicholson
    Poetry Writing Workshop - with guest Hannah Nicholson
    Fri, 31 May
    Stonehaven Library
    31 May 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Stonehaven Library, Evan St, Stonehaven AB39 2ET, UK
    31 May 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Stonehaven Library, Evan St, Stonehaven AB39 2ET, UK
    A series of poetry and writing workshops at Stonehaven Library, with Jo Gilbert & Judith Taylor leading up to the Wee Gaitherin Festival.
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  • Wee Words Open Mic
    Wee Words Open Mic
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, 31 May
    No. 44 Hotel & Bar
    31 May 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    No. 44 Hotel & Bar, 44 Allardice St, Stonehaven AB39 2BU, UK
    31 May 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    No. 44 Hotel & Bar, 44 Allardice St, Stonehaven AB39 2BU, UK
    Open Mic Poetry & Spoken Word with Special Guests
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  • Poetry Writing Workshop - images and found/erasure poetry
    Poetry Writing Workshop - images and found/erasure poetry
    Sat, 01 Jun
    Stonehaven Library
    01 Jun 2024, 10:30 – 13:30
    Stonehaven Library, Evan St, Stonehaven AB39 2ET, UK
    01 Jun 2024, 10:30 – 13:30
    Stonehaven Library, Evan St, Stonehaven AB39 2ET, UK
    In this workshop, we'll look at taking inspiration from images, writing from a personal perspective and naming things as well as taking a dive into found/erasure poetry.
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  • Poetry Writing Workshop - with John Bolland
    Poetry Writing Workshop - with John Bolland
    Fri, 14 Jun
    Stonehaven Library
    14 Jun 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Stonehaven Library, Evan St, Stonehaven AB39 2ET, UK
    14 Jun 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Stonehaven Library, Evan St, Stonehaven AB39 2ET, UK
    In this workshop, we'll look at various forms of eco and climate poetry with guest tutor John Bolland.
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  • Poetry Workshop - Slam and performance poetry
    Poetry Workshop - Slam and performance poetry
    Sat, 29 Jun
    Stonehaven Library
    29 Jun 2024, 10:30 – 13:30
    Stonehaven Library, Evan St, Stonehaven AB39 2ET, UK
    29 Jun 2024, 10:30 – 13:30
    Stonehaven Library, Evan St, Stonehaven AB39 2ET, UK
    In this workshop, we'll cover slam and performance poetry, spoken word, film poetry and performance techniques, tips and trips.
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  • Poetry Writing Workshop - Form, restriction and editing
    Poetry Writing Workshop - Form, restriction and editing
    Sat, 06 Jul
    Stonehaven Library
    06 Jul 2024, 10:30 – 13:30
    Stonehaven Library, Evan St, Stonehaven AB39 2ET, UK
    06 Jul 2024, 10:30 – 13:30
    Stonehaven Library, Evan St, Stonehaven AB39 2ET, UK
    A series of poetry and writing workshops at Stonehaven Library, with Jo Gilbert & Judith Taylor leading up to the Wee Gaitherin Festival.
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  • Books and Beans Poetry Reading
    Books and Beans Poetry Reading
    Thu, 25 Jul
    Books and Beans, Aberdeen
    25 Jul 2024, 18:30
    Books and Beans, Aberdeen, 22 Belmont St, Aberdeen AB10 1JH, UK
    25 Jul 2024, 18:30
    Books and Beans, Aberdeen, 22 Belmont St, Aberdeen AB10 1JH, UK
    The Wee Gaitherin comes to Aberdeen - or rather its charity trustees. All accomplished poets who will read from their own work - as part of their efforts to promote The Wee Gaitherin Festival
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  • Poetry Workshop - poetry zines and sound
    Poetry Workshop - poetry zines and sound
    Fri, 24 May
    Stonehaven Library
    24 May 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Stonehaven Library, Evan St, Stonehaven AB39 2ET, UK
    24 May 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Stonehaven Library, Evan St, Stonehaven AB39 2ET, UK
    Introduction to writing - using poetry zines and sound as inspiration.
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  • Writing Poems of ‘people and place’
    Writing Poems of ‘people and place’
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, 28 Jul
    Stonehaven
    28 Jul 2023, 14:00 – 16:00
    Stonehaven, Stonehaven AB39, UK
    28 Jul 2023, 14:00 – 16:00
    Stonehaven, Stonehaven AB39, UK
    Five workshops offering beginners and more established writers opportunities to write and share poetry through the theme of people and place
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  • Books and Beans Poetry Reading 13 July 2023
    Books and Beans Poetry Reading 13 July 2023
    Thu, 13 Jul
    Books and Beans, Aberdeen
    13 Jul 2023, 18:00
    Books and Beans, Aberdeen, 22 Belmont St, Aberdeen AB10 1JH, UK
    13 Jul 2023, 18:00
    Books and Beans, Aberdeen, 22 Belmont St, Aberdeen AB10 1JH, UK
    The Wee Gaitherin comes to Aberdeen - or rather its charity trustees. All accomplished poets who will read from their own work - as part of their efforts to promote The Wee Gaitherin Festival
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  • Schools Workshop 31 May 2023 with Lesley Benzie
    Schools Workshop 31 May 2023 with Lesley Benzie
    Wed, 31 May
    Mackie Academy
    31 May 2023, 10:30 – 12:30
    Mackie Academy, Slug Rd, Stonehaven AB39 3DF, UK
    31 May 2023, 10:30 – 12:30
    Mackie Academy, Slug Rd, Stonehaven AB39 3DF, UK
    We will be offering an increased number of workshops for pupils at Mackie Academy, including inviting guest poets from Scotland’s vibrant contemporary poetry scene to join in sharing their expertise and experience with Stonehaven’s budding poets.
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  • Wee Words
    Wee Words
    Fri, 26 May
    The Red Room Stonehaven Community Centre
    26 May 2023, 19:00 – 21:00
    The Red Room Stonehaven Community Centre, Bath St, Stonehaven AB39 2DH, UK
    26 May 2023, 19:00 – 21:00
    The Red Room Stonehaven Community Centre, Bath St, Stonehaven AB39 2DH, UK
    Join us again this month for another cracking night of poetry readings in the Red Room, Stonehaven Community Centre
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  • Schools Workshop 26 May 2023 with Julie McNeill
    Schools Workshop 26 May 2023 with Julie McNeill
    Fri, 26 May
    Mackie Academy
    26 May 2023, 10:30 – 12:00
    Mackie Academy, Slug Rd, Stonehaven AB39 3DF, UK
    26 May 2023, 10:30 – 12:00
    Mackie Academy, Slug Rd, Stonehaven AB39 3DF, UK
    We will be offering an increased number of workshops for pupils at Mackie Academy, including inviting guest poets from Scotland’s vibrant contemporary poetry scene to join in sharing their expertise and experience with Stonehaven’s budding poets.
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  • Schools Workshop 24 May 2023 with Neil Young
    Schools Workshop 24 May 2023 with Neil Young
    Wed, 24 May
    Mackie Academy
    24 May 2023, 10:30 – 14:30
    Mackie Academy, Slug Rd, Stonehaven AB39 3DF, UK
    24 May 2023, 10:30 – 14:30
    Mackie Academy, Slug Rd, Stonehaven AB39 3DF, UK
    We will be offering an increased number of workshops for pupils at Mackie Academy, including inviting guest poets from Scotland’s vibrant contemporary poetry scene to join in sharing their expertise and experience with Stonehaven’s budding poets.
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  • Schools Workshop 19 May 2023 with Hugh McMillan
    Schools Workshop 19 May 2023 with Hugh McMillan
    Fri, 19 May
    Mackie Academy
    19 May 2023, 10:30 – 12:00
    Mackie Academy, Slug Rd, Stonehaven AB39 3DF, UK
    19 May 2023, 10:30 – 12:00
    Mackie Academy, Slug Rd, Stonehaven AB39 3DF, UK
    We will be offering an increased number of workshops for pupils at Mackie Academy, including inviting guest poets from Scotland’s vibrant contemporary poetry scene to join in sharing their expertise and experience with Stonehaven’s budding poets.
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