List of Past Readings and Workshops


Guest poet at Vintage Radio, December 2018

Headline poet at First Thursday, Heswall, December 2018

Chester Lit Fest, 20 minute poetry reading in Foyer, November 2018

Launch of Watch the Birdie (Beautiful Dragons 2018) RSPB Leighton Moss, November 2018

The Portico Library, Launch of Some Mothers Do, reading for Tonia Bevins (deceased) November 2018

Guest Speaker at Hearth Festival at Gladstone’s Library November 2018

Guest slots at Callander Poetry Festival, Scotland September 2018

Launch of Poems for Grenfell at The Poetry Library, London September 2018

Ludlow Fringe supporting Deborah Alma at book launch  June 2018

Northwich Lit Fest, compere and host of poetry and music night June 2018

Headline Reader Lichfield Poets May 2018

#MeToo event at Birmingham Lit Fest April 2018

UCLAN Preston #MeToo Launch April 2018

Keele Hall #MeToo launch March 2018

Lancaster Lit Fest Noble Dissenters Launch March 2018

Petersgate Tap Guest Poet February 2018

Shrewsbury Stanza 2017 (photo by Deborah Alma)


Cheltenham Poetry Cafe Refreshed October 2017


Gladfest September 2017, Gladstones Library

Headline reader at Manky Poets January 2017

May 2017 headline guest at Speaker’s Corner in York

May 2017 Reading in Ouse Muse, Bedford

January 2017 and – Vintage Radio compered by Kemal Houghton July Northwich Stroke Club

September 2016: Launch reading at Callander Poetry Weekend, with Hazel Buchanon Cameron, David Costello and Sheila Templeton.

20 2016 September: Headline guest at Staffordshire Poetry Stanza, Burslem.

22 and 23 September: Creative Writing A level workshops at Winstanley College.

6 October 2017 : National Poetry Day. Reading as part of the Liverpool Mental Health Festival. Then at Wallasey Central Library, with David Costello and Sheila Templeton 6pm- 7.30pm. Wirral Libraries Poetry Week.

October 2017: 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)

November 2017, with Ira Lightman, The Wheatsheaf, London W1T 1JB. 7pm, FREE entry, with open floor.

17 November 2017: 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.


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