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29.12.10. Aberdeen writer’s words to bring in the New Year

The University of Aberdeen’s Professor Alan Spence is among the top Scottish writers selected for a new literary twist on events to mark the arrival of 2011.

Professor Spence, founder of Aberdeen’s popular Word festival, is one of ten well-known Scottish poets and writers, including AL Kennedy, Jackie Kay and Don Paterson, John Burnside, Janice Galloway, Ron Butlin, Kathleen Jamie, Robert Crawford, and Andrew Greig, commissioned to write haiku to capture the "fleeting moment in time".

Their commissions, each of three lines, will be read out on New Year’s Day during a day-long writers' festival. Read more