Readings etc


The TS Eliot prize readings, Festival Hall, South Bank, London: Sunday 13 January, 7pm.  Tickets here.

StAnza - St Andrews poetry festival:
Reading Thursday 7 March, 5pm. 
Chairing the Poetry Breakfast on poetry & climate change, 10am, Friday 8 March.  Tickets here


Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, November

Greenwich, November

Troubadour, October

PN Review summer reading, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, July

Launch of The Distal Point, London, June


Free Verse Poetry Book Fair
Saturday 17 September
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL
1-2pm Chairing a discussion panel on poetry & politics with Choman Hardi, WN Herbert, Sophie Mayer and RA Villanueva.

5-5.30pm Reading for the Book Fair poetry competition - winner Abigail Parry, runners-up Talin Tahajian, Catherine Davidson and Fiona Moore.  At the Square Pig & Pen, 30 Procter St, Holborn.

Magma launch, LRB bookshop, London
Friday 15 July, 7pm
Reading along with other contributors to the Revolution issue.

Greenwich Poetry Makers at Made in Greenwich Gallery 
Tuesday July 5th, 7pm for 7.30
7 recently published local poets - Malene Engelund, Mick Delap, NJ Hynes, Jane McLaughlin, Fiona Moore, Jocelyn Page and Sarah Westcott - will be talking about their collections, reading from them and signing copies.
PLUS the winning poem in the 2016 PNSEL Greenwich University Poetry Prize,
and (because it's what Made in Greenwich Gallery is all about) Kelley Swain reading from "The Naked Muse", her newly published account of life as an artist's model. 
All introduced by Lorraine Mariner.  
Made in Greenwich Gallery, 324 Creek Road, SE10 9SW.  
Entry £5 (£3 concessions) to include interval drink. 
Monday 8 February at 8pm
Fiona Sampson, R A Villanueva, Tim Liardet and Fiona Moore; with C L Dallat
“Series at the Troubadour where poets tackle a theme, reading their own poems in the first half & sitting down to some serious discussion (& audience Q&A) in part II. This colloquy’s topic is the poem as a form of selfie-stick, poetry as a way of seeing ourselves, inventing, portraying ourselves…
The Troubadour, 263-267 Brompton Road, SW5 9JA
Entry £7

Launch of Emma Press Anthology of Mildly Erotic Verse
Wednesday 10 February, 7.30 for 8pm
Readings from various poets in the anthology
Upstairs at the Betsey Trotwood pub, 56 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3BL
Free entry – please RSVP to Emma at

A Valentine for Nature: Haiku at the Made in Greenwich Gallery
Thursday 11 February at 7.30
With Gail Cotton, Mick Delap, Graham High, Fiona Moore, Emma Page and others. Come and listen and/or participate.
Made in Greenwich Gallery, 324 Creek Road, Greenwich, SE10 9SW
Free entry. Donations for refreshments.

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Main readings 2013-15

Poetry in the Crypt
Poetry East - see here for Maitreyabandhu's interview with Helena Nelson,   
                                                            Vishvantara and me.
Haringey Literature Live
Poets’ Café, Reading
Words & Ears, Bradford on Avon
Sweet Thursday, Richmond
The Shuffle, Poetry Café

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