• North East Poetry Showcase, Durham Book Festival.

  • Snape Maltings, Britten Pears Arts, Suffolk.

  • Laurel's Poetry Night, Whitley Bay.

  • The Shuffle, Poetry Café Online.

  • Butcher’s Dog Issue 15 Launch, Online. (Organiser).

  • Cosy Night In, Wylam Winter Tales, Northumberland.


  • Butcher’s Dog Issue 14 Launch, Online. (Organiser).
    Invited reader: Seren. Digital launch of Bloodlines with Sarah Wimbush. 

  • Butcher's Dog digital showcase, The Stay at Home Literary Festival.

  • Digital reading from Moveable Type, The Stay at Home Literary Festival.

  • Butcher’s Dog Issue 13 Launch, Online. (Organiser).

  • Moveable Type launch at Waterstones, Newcastle postponed due to coronavirus outbreak. 

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


  • Durham Book Festival, The Traveller Road to Holy Island. In conversation with Damian Le Bas and W. John Hewitt. Chaired by Richard Benson.

  • Butcher’s Dog Issue 12 Launch, Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle. (Organiser).

  • Poemathon for the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education, Ouseburn, Newcastle.

  • Butcher’s Dog Issue 11 Launch, Bloomsbury, London and Lit and Phil, Newcastle. (Organiser).


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

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

  • Leeds Trinity University Writers’ Festival.


  • 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 Launch, The Poetry Café, London. (Organiser).

  • Jackalope with Jacob Polley, The Bridge Folk Club. (Organiser).    

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


  • The Dead Cannot Write, 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, with Tom Pickard, Alex Niven, Chi Onwurah, Neil Astley. Morden Tower, Newcastle. For more information, please see the Poetry Foundation article by Tom Pickard.

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

  • Leeds Trinity University Writers’ Festival.

  • Against Crown Street Library Closure, Darlington.

  • Poetry Parlour with Cynthia Fuller, Darlington.


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

  • First Thursday, Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts.

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

  • Literature and Creative Writing Research Forum, Newcastle University.

  • Wordspace, Medusa Bar, Horsforth, Leeds.


  • Bewick Society AGM, Lit & Phil, Newcastle.

  • Butcher’s Dog Issue 4 Launch, Empty Shop, Durham.

  • Black Light Engine Room, Westgarth, Middlesbrough.