The Aldeburgh International Festival is celebrating its 23rd festival this year on the 4th - 6th November 2011. The festival is bringing poets from all around the UK and beyond: Albania, America, Australia, The Bahamas, Ireland, Jordan and New Zealand to Suffolk to take part in 52 events, 14 free during this weekend. You can enjoy things such as readings, lectures, discussions, craft talks and workshops.
Every year The Aldeburgh First Collection Prize is given to the best first collection of poetry published in printed book form in the UK and Republic of Ireland in the preceding year. It was launched in 1989 to coincide with the first Aldeburgh Poetry Festival and is the oldest prize of its kind in the UK. The winner of this prize will receive both a cash prize and an invitation to read at the subsequent festival.
To find out more information about past winners and also more details about attending this poetry festival please visit Aldeburgh International Festival.