‘Sleeping with Rivers’ launches Down Under

So… the Australian launch of my new mini poetry collection is 12th April at the Perth Poetry Club, Moon Cafe, Northbridge, 2pm. Entry fee according to means.  http://www.perthpoetryclub.com/

I’m also doing a spot at Voicebox on Monday 28th April: http://flybynight.org – the night I fly out (so perfect to be in the Fly By Night Club!) 7pm. Also featuring Danny Gunzberg, Maureen Sexton and Tineke Van der Eiken. £10/£6.

And I’m reading for the Oota poetry group on 11 April:  http://ootawriters.blogspot.co.uk/

I’m running a creative writing workshop for the Fellowship of Australian Writers (WA) on 6th of April: http://fawwa.org.au/passion-ignition/  at 2-5pm. This will be great fun for beginner and experienced writers.


New poetry at the xx fest to celebrate international women’s day

I read from my soon to be launched collection at the second XX Women’s Writing Festival at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff to celebrate international women’s day. There were events with all genres – poetry, fiction, film, journalism, including one event where men read their favourite women writers. I was lucky enough to read with Forward prize-winning poet Kathryn Simmonds, plus Jemma King, nominated for Dylan Thomas Prize and Cumbrian poet Kim Moore, winner of the Eric Gregory award. Amy Wack, Seren Poetry editor (publisher of my soon to be launch pamphlet) gave a great introduction about how there are too few women heading up small poetry presses.

Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and the National Lottery.