Featured Writer 2 for the March Symposium: Ilse Pedler

We’re very pleased to announce that our second Featured Writer for the March 2022 Symposium is Ilse Pedler. She is very kindly running a workshop for us early in the day, and I’m delighted that she is a Featured Writer once more for us at the Symposium. You can read her bio below.

Ilse Pedler’s pamphlet, The Dogs That Chase Bicycle Wheels, won the 2015 Mslexia Pamphlet competition. Her first collection Auscultation was published by Seren in 2021. She has been shortlisted in the Bridport Prize, The Rialto Nature and Poetry Prize and the National Poetry Competition. She was highly commended in the Hippocrates prize, came second in the Ver Poets competition in 2021 and has been widely published in magazines and several anthologies. She is the poet in residence at Sidmouth Folk Festival and works part time as a veterinary surgeon in Kendal. 


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