Launch, readings, events


Thursday April 10, 7 pm with Janet Sutherland and Sue Roe at The Needlemakers, Lewes, East Sussex

Monday May 26, 7 pm, Troubadour, London

mon 26 may: spring into summer: with poets lydia mcpherson, ian house, jennifer wong, alyson hallett, barbara marsh, victoria field, jackie wills & special guest louis de bernières
An amazing line-up of new & established poetry voices to launch Troubadour60's summer season, with
  • special guest Louis de Bernières, selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists found fame with his Colombian Trilogy &, in 1994, with Captain Corelli's Mandolin (a film based on the book appeared in 2001); his first poetry collection is Imagining Alexandria: Poems in Memory of Constantinos Cavafis (Harvill Secker, 2013)
  • Brighton-based freelance writer & OU associate lecturer Jackie Wills' fifth collection is Woman's Head as Jug(Arc, 2013); her Workshop Handbook is due for 2014 publication
  • Victoria Field is a writer & poetry-therapist & has lived & worked in Turkey; her latest collection is Lost Boys(Waterloo, 2013)
  • part of music duo The Dear JanesBarbara Marsh was born in Rhode Island & now lives & teaches in London;To the Boneyard (Eyewear, 2013) is her first poetry collection
  • Alyson Hallett grew up in Somerset, has been poet-in-residence at the Univ. of Exeter’s Geography Dept in Cornwall & has a poem carved into a pavement in Bath; The Stone Library was published by Peterloo in 2007
  • Jennifer Wong grew up in Hong Kong; her publications include Summer Cicadas (2006) and Goldfish (2013), both from Chameleon
  • Lydia Macpherson was born in the Yorkshire Pennines; published in Poetry London, The North & Poetry Wales; her first collection, Love Me Do won the 2013 Crashaw Prize and is due from Salt (Spring, 2014)
  • Ian House lives in Reading & has taught in Eastern Europe; Nothing's Lost (2014) is his second Two Rivers Press collection

Thursday January 16 at 8 pm with Rebecca Goss:  Duncan Room, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute

Thursday January 23 at 1.30 pm: Warwick University

Woman's Head as Jug was launched at King's Lynn Poetry Festival - the festival where I've launched every one of my books and met poets like Marilyn Hacker, Simon Armitage, Matthew Sweeney, the late Julia Darling, Kit Wright, Judith Kazantzis, the late Peter Reading and Elizabeth Smither, Hugo Williams and Mila Haugova.

Karl Stead, me, Kit Wright
at King's Lynn 2013
Tuesday 1 October 2013, 7.30 pm: Hall for Cornwall, Truro, TR1 2LL. Reading with Lorna Thorpe and Penelope Shuttle.

Penny Shuttle, me, Lorna
Thorpe at Hall for Cornwall
Tuesday 15 October 2013, 7 pm, Shoreham Airport with Michael Bartholomew-Biggs and Jeremy Page

Saturday 26 October, LONDON LAUNCH at Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, London N8 9JA, 4 pm, with Katherine Gallagher. Free. 
Workshop starts at 1.30 (booking ess.) Part of the Arc Ventures tour.

Mon 11 November, 7 pm, The Crown Inn, Crown Street, Hebden Bridge, reading with Ivana Milankov

Thursday 28 November, 7.30 pm for 8, Red Roaster cafe, Kemp Town, Brighton, PigHog poetry festival, with Kate White:

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