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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Julia Bird divides her working week between the Poetry School and her own company Jaybird Live Literature. Both organisations are spending the weekend by the seaside for Poetry in Aldeburgh.

So is she looking forward to being here?

"I can't tell you how many times I've been to the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival - that place, and the literary and social experiences I've had there are a very important part of my poetic formation. I'm very pleased that there are events happening there this year, and I'...

Meet Sally Carruthers, newly appointed Executive Director of The Poetry School, who talks here about

why the School has chosen to contribute to Poetry In Aldeburgh,

her plans for the next three years

plus that old chestnut - can poetry really be taught?

PJ: We’re delighted that the Poetry School has chosen to take part in PinA – can you tell us why?

SC:The Poetry School is incredibly excited to be part of Poetry in Aldeburgh. Our aim is to inspire and nurture poets by gently breathing on the ember...

Monday, June 20, 2016

We at Poetrywivenhoe have been organising monthly live poetry events featuring nationally known poets for the past nine years. These readings have been supported by local poets and include a popular ‘open mic’ session. We also have a successful track record in publishing a variety of poetry anthologies which have been well received and enthusiastically reviewed.

In this event, nine poets will be reading their work from our publications:

Michael Bartholomew-Biggs

David Charleston

Rebecca Goss

Kate Fol...

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Peter Pears Gallery Line-Up Confirmed

Once you’ve enjoyed your cocktails and mocktails there’ll be a full programme of poetry in the Peter Pears Gallery over the 3 days.

In the spirit of collaboration and innovation this gallery space has been made available for open mic sessions, selected group readings, magazine launches, talks and film. We can now confirm these events.

Open Mic

Woodbridge School Competition prizewinners

Jacqueline Saphra & Friends

Group Readings

High Wire Act - Two Rivers Press poet...

Monday, June 13, 2016

Charlie Gouldsborough’s pop-up Gimlet Bar will create poetry-inspired cocktails and mocktails on Friday 4 November in the Peter Pears Gallery to celebrate the opening of the festival's art exhibition The Unsung Muse by Clara Drummond and Kirsty Buchanan with additional works by Suffolk artists Jason Gathorne Hardy, Joan Edlis, John Stark and more…

Why not come along from 5:00-6:30 to taste a Tempest, sip a Shelley or lark around with a Larkin?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016



The spirit of Poetry in Aldeburgh is collaboration. It's wonderful to have this initiative from The Poetry School.


Coming soon - an interview with Sally Carruthers, the new Executive Director of The Poetry School, to tell us more about the School's involvement.

Friday, June 3, 2016

The Poetry Society will present two events at Poetry in Aldeburgh. The first we can tell you about is an Editor's Masterclass. Your chance to find out how editors tick. The line-up includes Poetry Review Editor Maurice Riordon with Emily Berry and Kayo Chingonyi.


                                                                                           More details to follow soon ......

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


The Woodbridge Young Poets Competition is now open for entries. If you are under 18 and live in Suffolk you have until 30 September to submit your work. This is a new competition devised and run by Woodbridge School.


We're delighted to announce that the winning poets will read their work in an open mic session during Poetry In Aldeburgh. More details on this to follow.


If you wish to enter or know a school or individual who would be interested then you can get more information from:


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Poetry in Aldeburgh 

Charity Number 1167740.


Website: Olivia Fairweather & Robin Boyd

Artwork: Charlie Gouldsbrough