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Readings

    
2024

  • Arvon Residential with Roy McFarlane and Bethan Roberts (Guest).

  • Brighton Book Festival.

  • Blood and Belonging at The British Library.

2023

  • Woodstock Poetry Festival with Damian Le Bas, Oxford.

  • Butcher’s Dog issue 19 Autumn launch. Online. (Organiser).

  • Poetry at the Lexicon with Sara Berkeley and Dylan Brennan, 
    Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Libraries.

  • The Unsung and Unsettled with Ian Duhig,
    Leeds Poetry Festival.

  • Museum of English Rural Life, Reading.

  • Fanning the Flame: Arvon Lumb Bank Residential,
    with Jennifer Wong and Romesh Gunesekera (Guest).

  • Reaching Out, The Traveller Movement, London.

  • Editors on Poetry, Northumbria University, Newcastle.

  • Breakfast At The Poetry Café: Wild, StAnza.

  • Butcher’s Dog issue 18 Spring launch. Online. (Organiser).

  • Readings from Claire Askew and Jo Clement, StAnza.
  • Writers' Festival, Leeds Trinity University.

2022    

  • The Lubber Fiend, Newcastle.

  • Gypsy Maker 6, g39 Art Gallery, Cardiff.

  • Berwick Literary Festival.

  • The Sylvia Plath Literary Festival, Hebden Bridge.

  • Butcher’s Dog issue 17 Autumn launch. Online. (Organiser).

  • Start the Week, BBC Radio 4.

  • A Hut A Byens launch, Bamburgh.

  • Cheltenham Poetry Festival Online.

  • Carmen: Pre-Performance Talk, Opera Holland Park.

  • A Hut A Byens Launch, Bamburgh Bones Project, Heritage Lottery Fund, Bamburgh.

  • Newcastle Poetry Festival, Poetry Book Society, Emergency Summit.

  • Gypsy Maker 5 Project, Romani Cultural Arts Company, Wales. (Keynote).

  • Northern Drift with Michael Symmons Roberts, BBC Radio 3, Trades Club, Hebden Bridge.

  • Butcher’s Dog issue 16 Spring launch. Online. (Organiser).

  • Poetry Please with Roger McGough, BBC Radio 4, (Guest).

  • ‘Listen’, AKE DIKHEA? Romani International Film Festival, Berlin.

  • Butcher’s Dog issue 16 and 17 launches. Online. (Host).

2021  

  • ‘Existence’, The Second Roma Biennale, Berlin, RomaTrial.

  • Wagtail: The Roma Women’s Poetry Anthology, Launch, (Organiser).

  • Poems in the Tepee, Snape Maltings, Britten Pears Arts, Suffolk.

  • North East Poetry Showcase, Durham Book Festival.

  • Butcher’s Dog issue 15 Autumn launch. Online. (Organiser).

  • Laurel’s Poetry Night, Laurel’s Theatre, Whitley Bay.

  • The Shuffle, Poetry Café Online.

  • Cosy Night In, Wylam Winter Tales, Great Northumberland.

  • ‘Radicals in Conversation: The Policing Bill & Institutional Racism’ Pluto Press Podcast.

  • Butcher’s Dog issue 14 Spring launch. Online. (Organiser).
     

2020   

  • Butcher’s Dog issue 13 Autumn launch. Online. (Organiser).

  • Seren Online Events.

  • The Stay at Home Literary Festival: Butcher's Dog digital showcase. (Organiser).

  • The Stay at Home Literary Festival: reading from Outlandish and Moveable Type.

  • Culture Matters Anthology Launch, Witches, Warriors, Workers, Newcastle.

  • Butcher’s Dog issue 12 Spring launch. Online. (Organiser).
     

2019   

  • Butcher’s Dog issue 11 Autumn launch, Newcastle and Poetry Café, London.

  • Durham Book Festival in conversation with Damian Le Bas and John Hewitt.

  • Poemathon for the Refugees, Newcastle. (Co-organiser).

2018   

  • Troubadour International Poetry Competition, London. Poem read by Mona Arshi.

  • Poems After The Blaydon Races, Shipley Art Gallery. (Organiser).

  • Leeds Trinity University Writers’ Festival.
     

2017   

  • Butcher’s Dog, issue 10 Autumn launch, Newcastle. (Co-organiser).

  • The Poetry School Summer School, Southbank Centre, London.

  • The Golden Mic, Neverending Books, Yale, Connecticut, USA.

  • Creative Practice Completion Symposium, Hospitalfield Arts Centre, Arbroath.

  • Creative Practice Research Group, Newcastle University.

  • Butcher’s Dog, issue 9 Spring launch, The Poetry Café, London. (Organiser).

  • Jackalope with Jacob Polley and Jo Colley, The Bridge Folk Club. (Co-organiser).           

  • 50th Anniversary Anthology Launch, Leeds Trinity and All Saints University.
     

2016  

  • The Dead Cannot Write, Podcast Launch, Newcastle University. (Organiser).

  • Give What You Can: Food Bank Fundraiser, Newcastle University. (Organiser).                

  • Poetry and Print, Great North Museum, International Print Biennale.                     

  • Poetry on the River with Pete Bennett, The Old Low Light, North Shields.

  • Five Poets Go To Ernest’s with Ontario Laureate, Newcastle.

  • Briggflatts: A Collaborative Basil Bunting Commemoration, Morden Tower.

  • The Cold Boat with Carolyn Forché, Newcastle University. (Organiser).

  • Leeds Trinity University Writers’ Festival.

  • Protest Against Crown Street Library Closure, Darlington.

  • Poetry Parlour with Cynthia Fuller, Darlington.
     

2015   

  • Write Around the Toon, Culture Lab, Newcastle. (Organiser). 

  • First Thursday, Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts.

  • The Lifeboat with Stephen Sexton, Bookfinders, Queens University Belfast.                     

  • Wordspace, Medusa Bar, Horsforth, Leeds.
     

2014   

  • Bewick Society AGM, Lit & Phil, Newcastle.

  • Butcher’s Dog issue 4 launch, Empty Shop, Durham. 

  • Black Light Engine Room, Westgarth, Middlesbrough.

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