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.
Very much looking forward to being part of the Caught by the River stage at this year's Port Eliot Festival, we have some wonderful poets with us as well - Mona Arshi, Zaffar Kunial, Hollie McNish and of course Martha Sprackland.
The rest of the literary line-up looks pretty fanstastic as well...
I'll be reading some poems, including my favourite William Morris compositions, alongside Martha Sprackland, at this evening event at The William Morris Gallery, co-curated with The Vine Collective.
There's lots of other stuff going on, details of which can be found here.
I'll be reading some poems at a very special Caught by the River Social Club event in Bristol on Friday 2nd October. The line-up, as always when Richard King and Jeff get their heads together, is incredible and it will be taking place in the artist Nick Hand's print studio, so this really should be one not to miss.
Ticket info here.
I'll be reading poems, and talking with Jeb again about songwriting and storytelling as well as hopefully signing some books at the Good Life Festival, held at the Hawardene Estate on the 18th, 19th and 20th of September. There will be a Caught by the River shop and the line-up already looks great...
Ticket info here.
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:
Get yourself down there...
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.
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.
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.