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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

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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

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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

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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...

Friday, October 21, 2016

Ambit Editors, Briony Bax and Ralf Webb, lead a practical discussion on getting your poetry into print

Peter Pears Gallery, Saturday 5 November, 11.30 - 12.30

This event is FREE but you will need to book, here

AMBIT is a 96-page quarterly literary and art magazine. It is created in London, published in the UK, and read internationally. Available through subscription, in selected bookshops, and in libraries worldwide, the magazine is put together entirely from unsolicited submissions via their websi...

Friday, October 21, 2016

Saturday 5th November | 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm | £10

A Discussion between Ronald Blythe and Paul Chirico

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An unmissable chance to meet Ronald Blythe, prolific author, editor, and acute observer of life in rural Suffolk. His seminal work Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village, written with his trademark intelligence, wit and empathy, has inspired generations of readers and academics ever since its publication in 1969. He was President of the John Clare Society from its foundation...

Sunday, October 16, 2016


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Blake Morrison’s and Anne-Marie Fyfe’s recent poetry collections share a view of the world where landscape and a sense of place come together to translate memory and experience.

This event is kindly sponsored by Helena Nelson with The Happenstance Press and Alison Brakenbury

"I've had associations with the Aldeburgh area for many years and feel a deep attachment to the place, but this is the first time...

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