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Poetry in Aldeburgh Announce 2018 Line-Up

Curated by Paul Stephenson and Poetry School

Full line up and tickets now available at 


Over 100 of today’s most exciting poets from across the UK will come to the Suffolk coast to celebrate all things poetry with a weekend of 45 workshops, events and performances.

We take as themes climate change, queer identity, translation, art and more, and move to radically reclaim labels applied to women, celebrate major anniversaries and fuse film with poetry and dance.

All are part of Poetry in Aldeburgh’s third festival of poetry, film and art by the sea, co-curated by Poetry School and poet Paul Stephenson.

Highlights, to name just a few, for this year’s festival include RSL Ondaatje Prize 2018 winner Pascale Petit; Forward Prize 2014 winner Liz Berry; TS Eliot Prize winners Philip Gross and George Szirtes; Young People’s Laureate for London 2016-18 Caleb Femi; the award-winning Hugo Williams reflecting on his 50-year career as a poet; plus readings from Zaffar Kunial, Victoria Adukwei Bulley and Will Harris. There will be workshops with the likes of Dom Bury, Glyn Maxwell, Helena Nelson and Jean Sprackland plus pop-up performances, exhibitions and poetry-themed walks and swims. To see the full line up, go to

Sally Carruthers, Co-curator of Poetry in Aldeburgh and Director of Poetry School, said:

“As an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, Poetry School is delighted to help programme, with Paul, one of the most diverse and exciting festivals in the poetry calendar. We can’t wait to share the weekend’s readings, workshops and events with you and look forward to seeing you in Aldeburgh.”


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