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2017.

April 7th 6.30  featuring Camden Poetry Series with Angelena Demara, Racheal Joseph 1 Buck St,London NW1 8NJ
April 20th  – 23rd Convening BIG LIT: The Stewartry Book Festival www.biglit.org  a four day feast of all thing literary  in SW Scotland.
May 6th  New Tunes, New Words, New Music with Alan Franks, Lisa Pappas,  Tim Whitehead and Charlotte Moore Oddfellows Hall, Richmond. TW9 TRG
May 23rd. Appearing with Brian Johnstone at the Southside Festival. Glasgow with The Fields of War.
May 28th Appearing with Sue Whitmore and Wynn Wheldon 7.30. The Torriano Meeting House,
June 19th: 7.00 Featuring at Baked Cafe, Whitehorse, Canada
date TBA  Art in the Park, Le Page Park with classical guitarist Nicholas Mah
June 22nd Alchemy Cafe 8.00/8.30 3, 878 Third Ave, Dawson, YT Y0B 1G0, Canada
July 28th: Reading at the Launch of  The Cafe Review, Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-59 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YS
August 23rd @ 12.30pm  Edinburgh International Book Festival. Launch of Thali Katori A Scottish S Asian Anthology
August 28th @ 4.00. Reading at unveiling of plaque for Tessa Ransford OBE Founder of The Scottish Poetry Library.
Sept 1st @ 3.00pm Callander Poetry Weekend with Elspeth Brown
September 30th 7.00 – 9.00 reading from Over Land, Over Sea. African Carribean Centre, Leicester LE2 0AV
October 26th 7.00 – 8.30 Scottish Poetry Library. Launch of The Punkawallah's Rope with Bashabi Fraser and Alan Riach.
November 1st 7.00 Three Launches at THe Yorkshire Grey, Bloomsbury, London with Chris Hardy

2018
January 8th Reading in Guildford, February 22nd in Wivenhoe (times/details TBA)

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2016

August 17th 1.00pm. Three of a Kind. Word Power Books 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh.
August 19th 7.30pm Guesting, To Have to Follow Launch  The Poetry Cafe, Betterton Street, London
August 22nd  'Signal' launch, THe Edinburgh Bookshop, Holy Corner, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh
September 2nd  7.00pm  IDP poets Lumen, 1 Buck Street, Camden, NW1 8NJ
September 4th 7.30 Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX,
October 1st  7.30pm Craigdarroch Arms Hotel, Moniaive,Dumfries and Galloway
October 10th Alexis Kivi Day, Finland Hosted by The Majaoja Foundation
4.00pm – 5.00pm Tampere Library, Tampere with Tom Pow
6.30 – 10.00 Restaurant Telakka, Tampere with Tom Pow, Donald Adamson and Pekka Kytömäki
October 12  @ 6.00pm Arkadia Bookshop ,Helsinki with Tom Pow, Donald Adamson, Pekka Kytömäki and Liz Peterson
December 2nd @ 7.00pm Guesting @ Jazz Verse Jukebox, Hoxton Hall, N6, London.
December 7th @ 7.30 The Brondesbury Group's  Stanza Bonanza @ The Poetry Cafe, Betterton St, London.
 

PAST EVENTS

2016

Saturday April 9th @ 5.00pm The Finnish Consulate, 5 Royal Terrace with Donald Adamson
April 10th @ 6.30pm Dunbar Writers 13, Esplanade Terrace, Dunbar with Donald Adamson and Elspeth Brown
April 14 – 17 BIG LIT www.bitlit.org
April 19th 6.00 -8.00 Edinburgh University, 50 George St, Edinburgh
The Yukon: The Land that Night Forgot with Joanna Lilley
April 28th Taigh Chearsabhagh S Uist with Pauline Prior Pitt
May 12th The Cheltenham Book Festival
June 6th @ 7.30pm The Keystone, 3 Portsmouth Rd, Guildford GU2 4BL with Alan Franks
2015
March 7th/8th: Bath Literature Festival www.bathfestivals.org.uk
March 7th: Poetry Workshop  1:00pm – 4:00pm Holburne Museum  
March 8th: Introducing Annette Badland who performs my script based on Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth 1:00pm – 2:00pm Guildhall
March 8th:Launch of new collection Dancing on a Rock with Rachael Boast. 5:00pm – 6:00pm Guildhall
March 18th Poetry and Music with The Brondesbury Group North London Tavern 7.00pm
April 14th: 'Whose Voice is it Anyway?' with novelst Margaret Elphinstone 7.30pm  Scottish Writers Centre, Glasgow.
March 30th: Dancing on a Rock. Brioche, Hampstead 7.00pm   
April 21st: reading with Bernard Kops 7.30pm Bar des Arts Guildford
April 23rd: Dancing on a Rock 7.30pm The Royal British Legion, The Quay, Wivenhoe:
May 2nd: Dancing on a Rock 7.00pm The Bank Bookshop, Wigtown, S.W Scotland
June 27th. Launch of Corbenic Poetry Walk.
August 19th.Three of a Kind. 1.00pm Launches with Pauline Prior Pitt and The Poetry of Tessa Ransford
September 5th  Callander Poetry Weekend. Perth Launch of Dancing on a Rock 7.00pm.
October 3rd  Wigtown Book Festival. Poetry Double with Gerda Stevenson 6.00pmNovember 6th  Anthology Launch of Days begin…. Camden Reading Series. 7.00
November 8th Jazz Verse Juke Box. Ronnie Scotts 7.30pm
November 13th The Fields of War with Brian Johnstone. The Byre, St Andrews.7.30pm
November 9th Launch of Wynn Wheldon's Book Private Places. The Poetry Society, London 7.30pm
November 26th Book Week, Scotland. Waterstones, Dumfries with Donald Adamson. 7.00pm
November 30th. Headlining Last Monday at Rio, Glasgow. 7.30pm
December 5th  The Actors Centre. CD and Book Launch with Alan Franks 7.00pm
December 7th St Andrews an St George's Church.=, Edinburgh. Memorial to Tessa Ransford OBE. 7.15pm
Feb 5th Kolkata Literary Festival with Prof Bashabi Fraser
 

 

PAST EVENTS
2014

March 5th – 9th TBA StAnza International Festival Home Front/Front Line sound installation
March 9th @ 4.30 – 5.00 Bath International Literature Festival Home Front/Front Line with Ghareeb Iskander
March 17th 7.00pm  Brioche Cafe, West Hampstead. Guest reader
March 29th @ 7.30 The Bakehouse  Fields of War with Brian Johnstone
April 5th 8.00pm  reading at Saint George’s Bookshop, Wörther Straße 27 10405 Berlin
May 17th and 18th BIG LIT weekend The Dumfries and Galloway Festival
May 25th @ 11.30am  WagTongues,44 High Street, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway.
May 27th @ 7.30 Glasgow Writers Centre The Fields of War with Brian Johnstone
June 2nd @ 7,30 Zest Poetry, Chester Guest reader.
July 8th @ 6.00 The National Library of Scotland The Fields of War with Brian Johnstone
July 13th@ 2.00.Henry Travers Studio, The Maltings Theatre, Berwick-upon-Tweed The Fields of War with Brian Johnstone
August 29th – August 31st TBA St Clementin Bilingual Festival, France
October (TBA) Stirling Castle The Fields of War with Brian Johnstone
November (first week TBA) Aberfeldy Festival. The Fields of War with Brian Johnstone
November 16th @ 7.30 The Torriano, Kentish Town with Ghareeb Iskander

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2013
December 19th: Interview for Iraqi TV
December 3rd @ 6.00 Waterstones Dumfries with Donald Adamson
November 30th 1.00 – 3,00 Scottish Poetry Library, Triple Book Launch with Donald Adamson and Pauline Prior Pitt
November 16th @ 7.30 Rich Mix, Shoreditch
October 7th – October 6th Reading and workshop tour of Finland with Donald Adamson and Liz Niven
October 5th @ 1.30 Wigtown Book Festival Home Front/Front Line with Ghareeb Iskander
Septmber 29th @ 7.45 Shore Poets, Edinburgh
September 7th @ 7.30 Callendar Launch of Home Front/Front Line
August 31st Environmental Arts Festival with Jim McCarthy
August 25th @ 7.30 THe Rig Veda with Michael Braudy
August 10th @ 1.00. Edinburgh Book Fringe with Tessa Ransfirs and Jila Peacock
July 22nd @ 12.00 Art in the Park, Whitehorse, the Yukon
July 11th @ 7.30 Whitehorse Public Library, the Yukon
July 6th@ 5.00 Festival of Firsts, New Brighton

July 11th @ 7.30 Whitehorse Library, The Yukon, Canada .
July 22nd @ 12.00 noon, Whitehorse, The Yukon, Canada
August 10th @ 1.00pm Word Power (Edinburgh)with Tessa Ransford. www.word-power.co.uk
May 23rd @ 7.30 Poetry Wivenhoe. Reading from various collections www.poetrywivenhoe.org April 25th @ 7.30pm Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh with Pauline Prior Pitt, Henry Marsh with a quartet playing Dvorak's Cypresses.
April 24rd @ 7.30pm The Catstrand with Mary Smith. Reading from various collections. www.catstrand.com
April 3rd @ 7.30pm Persevere Function Room, Edinburgh. Reading from various collections
March 21st @ 7.30  Reading at Reel Iraq featuring Iraqi poetry in Arabic and with brand new translations from John Glenday, Jen Hadfield, William Letford and Krystelle Bamford, Tom Pow, Liz Niven and others. www.thebakehouse.info
March 15th @ 7.30pm The Bakehouse.  An evening with Chrys Salt and Alan Franks. Keats House, Hampstead. .
March 8th @ 2.15pm  StAnza International Poetry Festival, St Andrews. Angus: Weaver of Grass with Roger Hutchinson www.stanzapoetry.org  
January 27th @ 3.00 pm The Coach and Horses, Dumfries with Donald Adamson and Mary Smith www.bigburnssupper.com
January 13th @ 7.30pm The Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX. With John Hudson. torrianomeetinghouse.wordpress.com

2012
October 25th 2012
@ 6.00pm Scottish Launch of Grass with John Hudson The Scottish Poetry Library
October 13th 2012 5.00pm – 7.00pm London Launch of Grass The Actors Centre www.actorscentre.co.uk
October 10th 2012 @ 7.00pm My poem Parting set to music by composer Mel J Moore. Birmingham Conservatoire Showcase: Thumb. Venue: The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, London NW1 7NL Tel: 0207 383 780
Tickets: £9/£7 online. £10/£8 on the door.www.forgevenue.org
October 5 th 2012 @ 7.30 pm The Wigtown Book Festival. Robinson. The Ingham Johnstone Project.
September 29th 2012 @5.30. Wigtown Book Festival PEN Event
September 28th 2012 @5.30. Wigtown Book Festival Angus: Weaver of Grass with Roger Hutchinson. < style="font-style: normal;">www.wigtownbookfestival.com
September 12th 2012 @ 7.00pm Reading at Kildonan Museum. S Uist/Outer Hebrides.

September 11th 2012 3.00pm-5.00pm writers workshop Taigh Chearsabagh N Uist/Outer Hebrides
August 31st – September 2nd 2012 St Clementin Festival Showing of Toutes Directions, a  poetry installation created in collaboration with John Hudson.The Presbytery, St Clementin, Deux Sevres, France
August 15th   2012 @ 6.00pm  Blackwell’s Bookshop ( Edinburgh) Three of a Kind with Tessa Ransford and Pauline Prior Pitt.www.bookshop.blackwell.co.uk  
August 15th 1.00pm  2012 WordPower (Edinburgh) Three of a Kind with Tessa Ransford and Pauline Prior Pitt.www.word-power.co.uk