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About WayWORD 2022

About WayWORD 2022

Welcome to WayWORD! 

We’re delighted to announce a fantastic programme of literary and cross-arts events, brought to you by University of Aberdeen. Together with a dedicated group of students and young people, the WORD Centre for Creative Writing has devised an exciting line-up of poets, novelists, artists and other creatives for readings, performances, workshops and discussion panels. The festival is mostly taking place in person with some events live online, with BSL interpretation throughout.


Now in its Third year, events for 2022 feature  Monica Ali, Raymond Antrobus, Christopher Brookmyre, Jenny Colgan, C. J. Cooke, Michael Pedersen, Padraig Regan, Naush Sabah, Bee Asha Singh, Alan Spence, Douglas Stuart, Sarah Thomas,  Esther Woolfson, and many more!


There is plenty to entice audiences of all ages and interests and all tickets are free. 

Besides established authors and new talent, the festival focusses on more unconventional forms of artistic expression: whether your thing is fan fiction, horror, songwriting, narrative gaming, visual art, poetry, dance or live performance, there is something here for everyone. WayWORD is here - spread the WORD.

Brought to you in-person and online, full programme available now! 

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Dr Helen Lynch,
Creative Director

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