Island Poets Feature at Aldeburgh Poetry Festival

12 October 2011

Island Poets Feature at Aldeburgh Poetry Festival
The Scottish Island Writers Network is very pleased to announce that three Island poets are to feature in this year's Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.

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. '

A full programme of the Festival, and booking information, can be found at:


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