Island Poets Feature at Aldeburgh Poetry Festival
12 October 2011
The Scottish Island Writers Network is very pleased to announce
that three Island poets are to feature in this year's Aldeburgh
Meg Bateman, Rody Gorman and Robert Alan Jamieson will be
reading and discussing their work at various sessions across the
festival, which runs from 4th -6th November in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
This year's Festival, the twenty third, features 25 writers
from 7 countries from all over the UK and beyond: Albania, America,
Australia, The Bahamas, Ireland, Jordan and New Zealand - to take
part in 52 interconnecting events (14 are free).
Peter Urpeth, HI~Arts' Writing Development Coordinator, and
co-ordinator of the Scottish Island Writers' Network, said:
'The Aldeburgh Poetry Festival is one of the most special events
in the poetry calendar, bringing together writers from many
countries and cultures. I am delighted that three of the many first
class poets from Scotland's Islands are to appear at this year's
festival, and with them to take both Shetlandic and Gaelic poetry
to the Festival. '
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information, can be found at:
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