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Friday, July 29, 2016

The mist is lifting, all is about to become clear!

Barring a gremlin in the works or other such technical issues our online booking should go live on Monday 1 August and most certainly at some point in the first week  of August …

Thursday, July 28, 2016

We are very pleased to welcome poets from London, Surrey and Shropshire RICHARD SCOTT - EDWARD DOEGAR - ANNA SELBY - CHRISSY WILLIAMS

These four poets will each read four poems by each other. As Richard Scott explains: ‘Ed, Anna, Chrissy and I can't wait to read at Poetry In Aldeburgh and explore each other's work together. We have been coming to Aldeburgh together for years as mates but this time each of us will be choosing our favourite poems written by the other three - as a way of communally...

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Does the bucolic fill you with horror or delight? Do you react with relish or terror to the spill and rush of city life? An open mic event hosted by Jacqueline Saphra.

‘I’m honoured to be a part of this inspired new Poetry In Aldeburgh where the door is wide open for experimentation and change,' says Jacqueline. 'I’m delighted to invite two poets whom I admire for their poetry but also their fabulous readings. Music and poetry work brilliantly together, so I’m particularly happy to be given the o...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Is it true that as Mathew Oates says, the world ‘desperately needs poets and stoytellers’? How and where can we find the creative empathy to write the poetry that makes a difference?

In this workshop you’ll focus on finding an answer in your own writing. 

Booking for this workshop opens in the next few days!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Writing Workshop, Friday 4 November, 2-4pm, At the Scallop on Aldeburgh beach and then in Aldeburgh library

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A writing workshop with Vanessa Gebbie. What to expect? Vanessa explains: "100 years after the Battle of the Somme, take a little time out to walk by the sea, to reflect by the Aldeburgh war memorial, and then to write together. Participants will be free to respond in whatever way they wish to the walk, the memorial, the men of Aldeburgh, and of course to the varied styles and...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

For those who attend her regular Troubadour workshops, here’s a chance to write with Anne-Marie by the sea and about the sea.

 Deep into their writing, poets at one of Anne-Marie's workshops in the house of California poet Robinson Jeffers

Her workshop in Aldeburgh will be an opportunity to discover the poetic possibilities of raging seas, of Force-9s & undercurrents, of tidal pull, hidden depths, unknown treasures, & uncertain homecomings; of the sense – literal, metaphorical, emotional – of step...

Friday, July 22, 2016

Ruth Padel will be reading in the Jubilee Hall on Sunday 6 November. We are delighted that this event will see the launch of her latest collection, Tidings.

Ruth has a particular connection to Aldeburgh, as she explains: ‘I love Aldeburgh and its wonderful connection between poetry and music. My last collection Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth ended with 'Facing East', a poem spoken on the beach from inside the Scallop, gazing out to sea.’ 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Claire Dyer, Lesley Saunders and Susan Utting are three award-winning and much-published poets, all long-standing Aldeburgh Poetry enthusiasts. Three distinctively female voices whose set for Poetry in Aldeburgh explores the meanings of flight, whether in balloons,space-ships and parachutes, or as imaginary birds, or in human relationships.

This event will be in the Peter Pears Gallery. Booking details to follow soon.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Poetry Review is the most widely-read poetry magazine in the UK. The Review’s editor, Maurice Riordan leads an editorial masterclass with poets Emily Berry and Kayo Chingonyi, who have just joined Riordan as the latest guest co-editors of the magazine. What makes an editor say yes, no, or maybe? Find out, as the editors discuss their experiences and dissect some sample submissions.
Maurice Riordan has been editor of The Poetry Review since 2013. Professor of Poetry at Sheffield Hallam Univ...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

L-R Eric Berlin, Geraldine Clarkson (both credit: Hayley Madden for The Poetry Society), Ian Duhig

The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition has a record of identifying the future stars of poetry.  From Syracuse New York, Eric Berlin won this year’s first prize with his poem ‘Night Errand’. Berlin gives his first UK reading, sharing artfully controlled poems, where tales unspool with the masterful timing of David Sidaris.

Geraldine Clarkson’s ‘St Rose of Lima’s Revenge’ was a 2015 prizewin...

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