Writing Fringe Sunday 22nd May from 2pm at Banff Castle

In celebration of North East Writers,
past and present,
DAFT Writing Group present:

Jen Cooper, Shane Strachan, Alison Lumsden and Wayne Price.
Writing Fringe: part of the Coastal Fringe 2016

Sunday 22 May from 2pm

DAFT Writing presents a programme of workshops and readings celebrating north east writing talent.

Join us on Sunday 22 May ,kelpieUpstairs At The Kelpie, Banff Castle, Banff.

DAFT Writers & Friends are invited to take part in a lightning strike Writing Workshop lead by Wayne Price – be prepared to work!
From 2pm – 2.45pm
Entry By Donation

Headliners Preview 
Aberdeen May Festival Headliners can be seen first at Banff Castle.
From 3pm,
Entry By Donation


  • Alison Lumsden, poet and senior lecturer at Aberdeen University, will talk about 20th century north-east writers including Shepherd and Gibbon: illustrating the traditions new writers of the region draw on today.







  • Shane Strachan, Peterhead fiction writer focussing on north-east fishing communities, featuring Doric dialect. His work has been published widely and his drama staged in Aberdeen.








  • Jen Cooper, Aberdeen poet and winner of Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award 2016. Her poems have been published in several literary magazines including
    The Rialto, Ambit, New Writing Scotland and Envoi.





  • Wayne Price, Aberdeen poet, fiction writer and winner of Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award 2011 is Co-Director of the WORD Centre for Creative Writing. His work is widely published and his poetry pamphlet Fossil Record was selected for the Laureate’s Choice series 2015 by Carol Ann Duffy.




Question & Answer session
Got a burning question you want to ask the panel of writers? Hang around for the Q&A. Chat about writing influences and experiences,

This event is supported by Aberdeenshire Council’s Towns’ Regeneration Scheme