Reading dates for my new poetry book, The Five Petals of Elderflower (Red Squirrel Press)
18 January – Vintage Radio compered by Kemal Houghton
20 January – headline reader at Manky Poets
Holiday Leader for HF Holidays Words on the Water Festival March 10-12
10 May headline guest at Speaker’s Corner in York
24 May Reading in Bedford
4 July Northwich Stroke Club
firming up several other dates and venues and accepting other readings.
:Saturday 3 September 2016: Launch reading at Callander Poetry Weekend, with Hazel Buchanon Cameron, David Costello and Sheila Templeton.
20 September: Headline guest at Staffordshire Poetry Stanza, Burslem.
22 and 23 September: Creative Writing A level workshops at Winstanley College.
6 October: National Poetry Day. Reading as part of the Liverpool Mental Health Festival. Event is on from 12 noon to 6pm. My slot is 4-4.20 pm. Then at Wallasey Central Library, with David Costello and Sheila Templeton 6pm- 7.30pm. This is part of Wirral Libraries Poetry Week.
8 October: Reading at the Scottish Poetry Library, 5, Crighton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh. EH8 8DT (13:00 to 15:30), also with David Costello. (Red Squirrel Press Edinburgh launch readings)
12 October Red Squirrel Press; Glasgow Launch Readings also with David Costello and Sheila Templeton. Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. G2 3JD (19:00 to 21:00)
11 November, joint headline with Ira Lightman, The Wheatsheaf, London W1T 1JB. 7pm, FREE entry, with open floor.
17 November: Headline guest at The Lodge, Alsager. 8pm onwards.
If anyone is interested in having me read from the new book at their event or festival, or in a library, please get in touch. I am actively seeking readings.