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Wednesday 26th June 2024, 7.30pm, reading in the Open Mic at An Evening with Imtiaz Dharker, hosted by Kim Moore, Wordsworth Grasmere, Online


Wednesday 5th June 2024, 6pm, Hosting North Cumbria Stanza at Words by the Water, Studio Event, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Sunday 24th March 2024, 5pm, Reading with Poets Out Loud at Kirkgate Lit Fest, Cockermouth, free entry, all welcome.

Saturday 23rd March 2024, 7pm, Gala Reading at Lancaster Litfest, Histories Map Poems, selected by Hannah Lowe, in-person and online tickets available from Litfest website. The Civic Hall Has Gone.


Wednesday 20th March, 7pm, Arachne Press online launch of Byways anthology, free tickets available here.


Friday 8th March 2024, 7pm to 9pm, reading at the International Women's Day Open Mic, at the Vineyard, Lorne Street, Denton Holme, Carlisle CA2 5DU, hosted by Tina Borgia for the Carlisle International Women's Group. 

Sunday 3rd March 2024, 5.30 to 6.30pm, Tribute Reading in Memory of Caroline Gilfillan, at Maryport Arts and Literature Festival 2024, at the Senhouse Roman Museum, hosted by Kerry Darbishire. 


Thursday 29th February 2024, 6 to 8pm, Literary Ghosts in the Gallery, A Poetry Evening at Shipping Brow Gallery, 1 Senhouse Street, Maryport, also featuring Kerry Darbishire, Ilse Pedler, Elizabeth Stott, Jane Moss-Luffrum, Susan Cartwright-Smith, Valerie Moody, Ros Edwards, Craig Davidson and Luke Bateman. Introduced by Grevel Lindop. Tickets available via Eventbrite

Friday 23rd February 2024, 7 to 8.30pm, Rawanee Stanza Group, International  Night of Poetry at The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London, featuring Kathleen Jones, Margaret Beston, Shaheryar Mirza, Nadir Khan Feroz,  Kelly Davis, Sara Davis, Hammad Rind, Muniba Mahmud. Online and in-person tickets available via Eventbrite


I'm very grateful to Philip Hewitson at Tolivar Productions for filming these two videos  at Carlisle Poetry Symposium, at Tullie House, Carlisle,  in 2022.

'Senhouse Street', 'Ghost Shops' and 'Walking in the Languedoc'

'Not Waking You' and 'Whaleness'

Thursday 18th January 2024, 7.30pm, tickets available for my reading with Elizabeth Stott at Cakes and Ale, Bookends, Carlisle

Many thanks to Andy Hopkins for this lovely mention in his blog.

Friday 3rd November 2023, 7pm to 10pm, North Cumbria Stanza Reading, featuring Martin Figura, Helen Ivory and Katie Hale with open mic, at The George Hotel, Devonshire St, Penrith CA11 7SU, £3 entry

Saturday 4th November 2023, 7.30pm, Verbalise, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, featuring Martin Figura and Helen Ivory, with open mic, online (£3.50) or in person (£6)


Saturday 1st July 2023, 2.30pm to 3.30pm, Cockermouth LiveReading with members of Poets Out Loud, at Wordsworth House, Cockermouth


Sunday 5th March 2023, 4.30pm, Maryport Arts and Literature Festival, Reading with contributors to 'Epona and the Golden Bees' anthology, at the Senhouse Roman Museum, Maryport


Saturday 4th February 2023, 2pm, Hail Sisters of Poetry, Joint reading with Kerry Darbishire and Caroline Gilfillan, at Ulverston Library


Tuesday 25th October 2022, Joint guest feature on Glory Days on Patricia M. Osborne's blog on


Thursday 15th September 2022, Joint reading with Kerry Darbishire and Ilse Pedler, launching Glory Days and Auscultations poetry pamphlets, at the Outside In Centre Cafe, Kendal

Friday 15th July 2022, 3.15pm, Joint presentation with Clare Park, launching A Square Foot of Sky at Dartington Ways with Words Festival

Friday 8th July 2022, 7.30pm, Joint reading with Kerry Darbishire and Martyn Halsall, launching Glory Days and Visible Music poetry pamphlets, at Cakes and Ale Cafe, Carlisle, tickets £5 from Bookends, incl. £2 towards cost of either book 

Thursday 23rd June 2022, 7.30 to 9.30pm, Reading in the 'Open Mic' at Kendal Poetry Festival, The Warehouse, Brewery Arts Centre, tickets £5 from Brewery Arts Centre (online or in person)


Sunday 22nd January 2022, 5pm, Eat the Storms podcast, A Conversation in Poetry special, joint reading with Kerry Darbishire from Glory Days. The podcast also features Rosie Jackson & Dawn Gorman, Oz Hardwick & Amina Alyal, Patricia M Osborne & Maureen Cullen, Eilín de Paor & host and producer Damien B Donnelly. Kerry and I start reading at about 54 minutes in.


Sunday 9th January 2022, 7pm, Launch event for Immersed in Blue by Margaret Royall, I read poems from Glory Days with Kerry Darbishire


Tuesday 21st December 2021, 7pm, Solstice Shorts Festival: Words From the Brink, Arachne Press

Video introduction

Saturday 27th November, 2pm to 4pm  Launch of Magma Poetry magazine, Issue 81, Anthropocene

Edited by Maya Chowdhry, Cheryl Moskowitz and Yvonne Reddick

Thursday 30th September, 7.30pm  Borderlines Festival Poetry Open Mic

I read 'Zoom Poetry' which won Second Prize in the competition, judged by Malcolm Carson


Saturday 25th September, 7.30pm  A Poem and a Pint, featuring Clare Proctor and Will Harris, Online Event, Open Mic


Saturday 21st August, 11am  Carlisle Poetry Symposium,
Tullie House Museum Carlisle, Live Event,
Featured Poet


Wednesday 18th August, 7.30pm  An Evening with Julia Copus, Wordsworth Grasmere, Online Event, Open Mic

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