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'm delighted that we're going to be part of it. Holly's also excited, I know."
Julia explains Jaybird's contribution to the programme, the showing of the film, Beginning to See the Light.
"Beginning to See the Light is an hour of poems about light - some classic, some newly commissioned and some filmpoems. For the light-themed National Poetry Day, Jaybird Live Literature and the Poetry Society commissioned six poets to write new pieces about the quality of light on one Autumn day - from noon to midnight and back to noon again, taking in dawn, dusk, car lights and street lights on the way. Holly Corfield Carr was one of those poets, she's going to perform the poems and introduce the six filmpoems that we made this year with artist Corinne Silva."
Below: an image from Corinne Silva's film
Holly Corfield Carr who'll be reading at Poetry In Aldeburgh