2017 – July 28th, London Review Bookshop, launch of Magma 68
March 6th – Poetry Lounge, Ludlow
April 8th – Buzzwords, Cheltenham
April 18th – Peckham Pelican with Peter Raynard and Richard Skinner.
September- Poet’s Café, Reading
June 29th – With Richard Goodson and Maria Taylor, Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham. Details here.
May 25th- Reading for Adult Learners week, Leicester Adult Education College, Library Café – 12.30 -1
May 23rd- Lichfield , Poetry Alight – With Jane Commane details here
May 10th – with Kim Moore and Alison Brackenbury at WordPlay, Square Chapel Halifax.
April 25th– Poetry Wired, Nottingham Poetry Festival- with Jo Dixon
April 6th– Melbourne Writers workshop.
March 27th – Leicester Shindig.
March 14th– Manchester Waterstones, Deansgate 6 -8 with Keith Hutson, Mihaela Moscaliuc and Michael Waters. Further details here
March 16th– London Bookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1 3QE. Free admission and free wine. 6.30-8.30 Further details here
March 11th – Launch of ‘ The Great Animator’ – 1 pm at Leicester States of Independence, with Mihaela Moscaliuc, author of the poetry collections Immigrant Model (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015) and Father Dirt (Alice James Books, 2010) and American poet Michael Waters,- Celestial Joyride (2017) and Selected Poems (2011) from Shoestring Press.
January 3rd – Words and Ears, Bradford on Avon. With Angela France.
October 27th– Karva Café, Todmorden.
October 8th, Swindon Poetry Festival
October 3rd, Puzzel Hall Poets, Sowerby Bridge.
June 25th, Ashbourne Festival, Poetry in the Garden.
28th April – Aurora Prize giving event, Nottingham.
May 7th – Reading at the launch of The Butchers Dog poetry magazine issue 7, Newcastle Poetry Festival
May 12th– Totally Wired, Nottingham. Details to follow.
23rd April – Wenlock International Poetry Competition festival prize giving event with Don Patterson, 7pm.
March 24th– Reading at the launch of Magma, London Review Bookshop – 14 Bury Pl, London WC1A 2JL, 7-9pm
Febuary 27th – Benefit for Medicins san frontieres and local refugee charities, Attenborough centre, Leicester.
February 5th from 2pm – Reading at the Bookcase Lowdham, to launch ‘More Raw Material- Alan Sillitoe anthology.
October 24th- Poetry in Palmers Green. with Hylda Sims, Lindsay Fursland, Roy Marshall, Maggie Butt and Jane Duran and music from Helios Consort.
October 17- Albion Beatnik launch of ‘Cur’, Martin Malone and friends.
October 13th– Poetry in The Bath, The Bath Hotel, Victoria St Sheffield, 7.30 pm, with Jo Bell and Maria Taylor
October 2nd- Reading from ‘Double Bill’ at Swindon Poetry Festival- edited by Andy Jackson, followed by a reading from Kei Miller – 7pm-9.30 -Savernake Community Centre.
Tuesday 18th August- Shindig Spoken word night Nelsons Wine Bar, Crown St, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Saturday 8th August – Launch of ‘Schooldays’ anthology from Paper Swans. Poetry Café, Convent Garden. 3pm-5pm.
Monday 22nd June– Camberwell Arts Festival with Josephine Corcoran, Robin Houghton and Richard Skinner. The Crooked Well, 16 Grove Lane SE5 8SY , from 7.30 pm.
Wednesday 27th May– Poetry by Heart, the Heart Centre Cafe,
Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN. Start time 7:30 pm
Friday 15th of May– Magma 61 Launch, London Review Bookshop, details here.
Monday 18th May- Launch of Crystal Voices anthology
plus Jo Bell and Jonathan Davidson at The Western, 70 Western Road, Leicester.
Tuesday 17th March– Poetry Alight, The Kings Head, Bird St, Lichfield, start time 7.30
Thursday 12th March- The Square Chapel, Halifax- with Lucy Burnett and James Caruth. Details here .
Poets and Players, With Liz Berry, Geraldine Monk and Les Malhureux. John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester, Saturday 21st February, from 2.30-4.00.
October 15th- Launch of autumn edition of New Walk magazine at Five Leaves Book shop, Nottingham, with readings by poets from all previous editions of New Walk. Details here .
September 6th- Reading a poem from new Happenstance anthology, ‘Blame Montezuma’ at London Free Verse Poetry Book Fair, details here
July 5th- Ver Poets Open Competition prize giving and anthology launch with Clare Pollard. The Abbey Theatre, Holywell Hill, St. Albans,AL1 2DL , 2pm
June 14th– Midsummer poetry Festival, Bank Street Arts Sheffield – Reading with AB Jackson and others- details here
May 27th- Poetry Bites. Reading with James Sheard at The Kitchen Café, 17 York Road, Kings Heath. Birmingham B14 7SA. 7.30 PM £5 (£4)
April 30th– Sheffield launch of Matter magazine, Waterstones, 6.30 pm
May 15th– London Launch of Matter 13, London Review of Books bookshop, 6.30 -8.30
Tuesday April 1st – Word! –Peter and Ann Sansom supported by Roy Marshall and Maria Taylor. 8pm, performers 7pm £3/£4.
Sat. 15th March – States of Independence, Leicester.
Wed February 5th- Spire Writes, The White Swan ,Chesterfield. 7.45 start-Helen Mort hosts.
Readings and Events 2013
November 29th- Beeston poetry autumn season reading at Beeston with John Gallas and Maria Taylor, tickets £5 from Beeston poets
November 27th- Launch of The Sun Bathers, Guitar Bar Nottingham with Rory Waterman
November 18th- Shindig! at the Western, Leicester. 7.30pm.
November 13th- Sheffield, Blackwell’s, University bookshop
October- 5th. Lumen, 88 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT.
July 6th- Ver Poets prize winners and Nick Drake, The Abbey Theatre St Albans.
March 2oth- Jazz and Poetry at The Guitar Bar. Poetry from Wayne Burrows, Roy Marshall & Rory Waterman plus jazz from John Lucas & co.
Feb 22nd Reading at Magma magazine launch, The Troubador, London.
Febuary 15th Gannets Bistro, Newark. Nottingham Festival of Words.
Jan 30th 2013- At Poetry by Heart, the Heart Cafe in Headingly.
With Maria Taylor, Deborah Tyler-Bennett, River Wolton, Matt Merritt
November 24th– Reading at the Nottingham Open Poetry competition awards . Adjudicator and Bloodaxe editor Neil Astley will also be reading at Beeston in the evening. Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street,
October 2nd Reading with Deborah Tyler-Bennet at Poetry Alight, Spark Cafe, Litchfield Literature Festival.
September 15th- Leeds- Stand magazine’s 50th Birthday events including FREE workshop with the amazing Ian Duhig,
September 17th– Leicester Shindig! See Nine Arches website
July 31st Flarestack Launch of David Clarke’s Gaud and Nichola Deane’s My Moriarty and competition anthology Sylvia is Missing at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
July 29th Bardic Chair Picnic, a festival in Northampton. More details here
July 13th – Derby Poetry Society, Friends meeting house Derby, 7.30 pm
July 7th, Southwell Poetry Festival. Crystal Pamphlet reading, 4pm-4.45
July 8th, Ledbury Festival. Crystal Pamphlet reading.Full programe here
May 29th. Smack the Posey, The Olde England pub, Kettering Road
MAY 21st Leicester Shindig! See Nine Arches Website for details
Nottingham launch of Crystal pamphlets, The gallery, Market Square,
11th May- Crystal Clear reading at Northampton University 4th May
7th March States of Independence at De Montfort Uni.
5th March. Reading at Magma magazine launch, Troubadour, 265 Old Brompton Rd, 8pm
March 2nd. Launch of Crystal Clear pamphlets, Cultural Exchanges Festival
De Montfort University including launch of six new pamphlets from Crystal Clear Creators, room 2.30, Clephan building, 6pm-7.30pm.
2nd March Alan Sillitoe Open Poetry Competition awards at Nottingham contemporary with Ruth Fainlight and Cathy Grindrod.
Jan 24th. Matt Merritt reading at Kitchen Garden Cafe, on York Road, King’s Heath, Birmingham, tonight (Tuesday) from 7.30pm. See Matt’s Polyolbion website for details.
22nd August-Shindig, jointly hosted by Crystal Clear Creators and Nine Arches Press. Great to be reading on the same bill as Matt Meritt and Debora Tyler-Bennett.
9th July 2011- Southwell Poetry Festival open mike hosted by Wayne Burrows.
Ashbourne Festival, Poetry in the Garden at Dove Cottage , performed shortlisted poem as selected by Jo Bell. June 25th 2011
May 31st, 7.30-Delighted to be reading(and getting my guitar out) at Pinggg..k!, 15 Wellington Street Leicester LE1 6HH. This is a regular event hosted by the wonderful Bobba Bennett.