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Monday, November 28, 2016

To all who came to Poetry in Aldeburgh - a huge Thank You!

It was your goodwill, participation and collaboration that made it such a wonderful weekend.

Gathered here are just a few of the comments we've had. It's so valuable to get your feedback so keep it coming!

“it was marvellous to hear Tom Paulin in the flesh”

Tom Paulin signs books after reading in the Jubilee Hall

"the whole atmosphere of the festival was outstanding"

"...wonderful to be in the town of Aldeburgh - my first experience of that...

Monday, November 28, 2016

At the festival, you probably picked up a flyer about our proposed anthology, Herrings,

but have you submitted a poem?

Herrings is meant to record and reflect the gathering - the shoal of poets and poetry lovers - that came to the inaugural festival 4-6 November 2016. We intend to publish this record of the first ever Poetry In Aldeburgh in April 2017, with readings planned in Cambridge, London and Aldeburgh.

Herrings will be the first poetry publication under the new imprint, Blue Door Press


Saturday, November 19, 2016

An exquisite seasonal event with prize-winning poet, Ruth Padel. In the atmospheric setting of The Round Church she will read from Tidings, her beautiful narrative Christmas poem in the tradition of Charles Dickens and Dylan Thomas. With carols and candlelight, Ruth Padel will take us on a journey into the heart of Christmas.

26 Nov

8:00 pm-9:30 pm

The Round Church

£5.00 / £12.00

Friday, October 28, 2016

And they are pretty excited about it - here's a message from the Poetry School team:

Wayfinders: And we’re putting on a reading. Wayfinders, a Poetry School event at the Poetry in Aldeburgh Festival, is an example of the Poetry School in action. Tamar Yoseloff, author of A Formula for Night (Seren, 2015) and a longstanding tutor of the school, will read from her own work, before introducing two former students, Sandra Galton and Anna-May Laugher, who have both gone on to find publishing success...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Torriano Meeting House Group reads poems on city, edgelands and nature, movement, love and ideas.

Peter Pears Gallery, Sunday 6 November, 2.30 pm

This event is FREE but you need to book

So what can you expect?

Lisa Kelly explains, "Our peer-led group has been meeting weekly for four years with two aims – to become better poets; and to help pay the rent for the cultural community centre in London, which is entirely user-funded and under financial strain. No one voice is more important than the...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A collaborative project between Mosaic Stanza Group and Colchester Artists

Peter Pears Gallery, Saturday 5 November, 2.30 pm.

This even is FREE but you need to book due to limited seating

This year, Colchester's Stanza Group 'Mosaic' has been working in partnership with local visual artists on an Ekphrasis project in which one art form responds to another.  The project was launched in February 2016 and partners were chosen randomly. In total, there are 19 partnerships.

These pairs then exchanged pr...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Be sure to be there by 12.45 when the readings will begin.

The book with offered at a special launch/festival price of £10

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Kindly sponsored by Sarah Greenhall and Paul Zuckerman

Book Now - Here

Two great friends, two extraordinary writers, one fabulous reading with Rachel McCarthy who is a rare species, a leading climate scientist and physicist but also a poet; and Ruth Padel braids science into her poetry alongside explorations of migration, conflict, music and conservation. Both are passionate about poetry and their poems are passionate about precision.

RUTH PADEL has pub...

Sunday, October 23, 2016


Poets with very different voices who all teach creative writing at Goldsmiths.

Kindly sponsored by Dr. Kate Miller and Prof David Cadman

Book Tickets, Here

MAURA DOOLEY is a freelance writer and lectures at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She edited Making for Planet Alice: New Women Poets(1997) and The Honey Gatherers: A Book of Love Poems (2002) for Bloodaxe, and How Novelists Work (2000) for Seren. Her collections include Life Under Water (Bloodax...

Sunday, October 23, 2016

SUNDAY 6TH 11.30AM-12.30PM | £10 | JUBILEE HALL

These three poets show how interweaving the active life and the contemplative life can lead to new perspectives.

​Kindly sponsored by Tom Southern

Book tickets, here

DAN BURT was born in South Philadelphia, read English at St. John’s College, Cambridge and attended Yale Law School. A lawyer and businessman, his poetry and prose have appeared in PN Review, TLS, The Financial Times, The New Statesman, The Sunday Times, and Granta, among others. Two chapb...

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Website: Olivia Fairweather & Robin Boyd

Artwork: Charlie Gouldsbrough