University of Aberdeen, King's College
Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3FX

Another year, another WORD Festival, and once again we've got a fantastic line-up and an even more varied programme of events. There's a strong Scottish and Irish core to it this year, with Welsh and English contributions and writers from Australia and New Zealand. As always, Gaelic and Doric feature strongly, and there's a tribute to a great Bengali poet and philosopher, Sri Chinmoy. It's the range that's impressive – alongside themore literary events there are art exhibitions, filmscreenings, word and music events and a theatre production. Hardeep Singh Kohli shares his wit and wisdom, Mark Millar leads us into the world of comic books and A-list Hollywood stars, Willie Miller celebrates the 25th anniversary of Aberdeen's European triumph, and King Creosote talks and rocks. Add to that the sheer energy of the Children's Festival, and you see why WORD is so highly rated. With the Children’s Festival still FREE, and other ticket prices ludicrously low, we are SO worth it!

Alan Spence, Artistic Director

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