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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 I'll be reading at a poetry festival there. I'm hugely looking forward to it," says Blake Morrison.

Anne-Marie Fyfe also has connections to Aldeburgh, most recently with her residency at The Lookout. She will also be running a workshop but that is already fully booked!

BLAKE MORRISON was born in Skipton, Yorkshire, and educated at Nottingham University, McMaster University and University College, London. After working for the Times Literary Supplement, he went on to become literary editor of both The Observer and the Independent on Sunday before becoming a full-time writer in 1995. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and former Chair of the Poetry Book Society and Vice-Chair of PEN, Blake has written fiction, poetry, journalism, literary criticism and libretti, as well as adapting plays for the stage. His best-known works are probably his two memoirs, "And When Did You Last See Your Father?" and "Things My Mother Never Told Me." Since 2003, Blake has been Professor of Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College. He lives in south London.

ANNE-MARIE FYFE was born in Ireland and now lives in West London. A poet, creative-writing tutor, arts organiser (of the well-known Troubadour club events in London), she was Chair of the Poetry Society (2006 – 2009). She has published five poetry collections, including Understudies: New and Selected Poems and, most recently, House of Small Absences. She also won the Academi Cardiff International Poetry Competition with her poem ‘Curaçao Dusk’.

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