Nov
6
to Nov 11

How to Enjoy Poetry Course with Hollie McNish and Luke Wright

I'll be teaching a week long residential course at the Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre in Wales with Hollie McNish. A course designed to focus on enjoying your writing, and relishing reading your work aloud, we will also be joined for a guest reading by the wonderful Luke Wright. This will be a great week spent well and in fine surroundings. 

Full details of the course can be found here.

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Aug
10
to Aug 17

Caught by the River Teifi

This August the good people at Caught by the River are hosting a week long festival of events, readings, workshops, music, art - everything the site is about, but in person, basically. The venue is the wonderful-looking Fforest, and the whole thing looks great... it can't really fail to be, can it?

I'll be running a workshop on writing about landscape during one of the days, and will also be in conversation with a real hero of mine, Jeb Loy Nichols, talking about writing, songs, poems, art and country music. 

The full line-up and more information can be found here:

http://www.teififestival.co.uk/#

http://www.caughtbytheriver.net/2015/04/caught-by-the-river-teifi/

Get yourself down there...

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Jul
11
3:00pm 3:00pm

The House of St Barnabas State of Independents featuring Heavenly Recordings Gwenno, Stealing Sheep, Jock Scott, Will Burns.

I'll be reading some poems as part of this new series of events at St Barnabas Church in Soho, celebrating independent record labels. This event in the series is curated by the wonderful Heavenly Recordings, and I'm honoured to be a part of it.

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience. 

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Jun
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Vine Collective launch at E17 Art Trail

I'll be reading some poems at the launch event for the Vine Collective, a brand new venture aiming to promote good food and wine through a love of music, literature and culinary culture. The line-up is as good as it is diverse, with poet and comedian Rob Auton, 'Hackney Marshman’ Gareth Rees, writer and broadcaster Michael Smith (Giro Playboy/Unreal City/ Culture Show), a rare live set from Jesus Licks and a DJ set from Chrome Hoof.

There will also be a range of wine available and expert advice from The Vine Collective's resident expert Darren Smith.

The event takes place at the Blackhorse Workshop, ticket info here.

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May
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Coffee-House Poetry

I will be reading at Coffee-House Poetry's Spring into Summer event, alongside R.A. Villanueva, Miranda Peake, Inua Ellams, Tim Richardson, Scarlett Sabet, Roisin Tierney, & Mark Huband with music from singer-songwriter Henry Fajemirokun.

Coffee-House Poetry is held at the Troubadour, and is a genuine literary institution at one of London's most storied small venues.

Full info here, along with ticket information.

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May
3
12:30pm12:30pm

Portobello Live

I'll be reading at the spoken word event for this new festival celebrating the cultural life of Portobello Rd. Jock Scott, Murray Lachlan Scott and Ray 'Roughler' Jones are all reading as well. Should be a good one...

Details of all the events are here, and you can get a wristband that gets you entry to every event over the weekend for just £5 from Rough Trade West.

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